Learning new skills and tackling new fields of knowledge is not all that hard for older folks. We have a lot of advantages that come with lived experience.


Some abilities that ripen with age:

  • ability to focus better

  • ability to “get the drift” easier

  • ability to anticipate likely outcomes


Although we may become more cautious as we age we are still interested in taking chances and following up new leads.

For example, new technology; there is no age limit to learning how to set up a solar array. Get a friend (of any age) to show you how to search You Tube instructions on the internet.

Most important – Reach out and talk to your friends about your new interest. Don’t be surprised at the wealth of valuable input and networking that emerges.