AgeSmart is a forum for exchanging ideas and information
about how to incorporate positive and sensible approaches to aging into
the lives of those who are nearing or who have passed the half century
The objectives of the list are to:
encourage participants to focus on the positive and productive
aspects of aging;
assist in the improvement of mind, body and spirit as
encourage entertaining discussion, advice and anecdotes
of interest to participants;
motivate list members to make constructive changes in
their lives, so that these changes will have a significant and beneficial
effect, today or in the future - whether physical, emotional, intellectual,
spiritual or social!
WHAT TYPE OF
PEOPLE ARE ON AGESMART?
This is an open list and anyone prone to thinking s/he
is "over the hill" is urged to take part! We promise to put some
"joie de vivre" back into your life! Professionals working and
interacting with older adults are welcome to participate in the List and
to contribute their suggestions. Although the List is open, and one does
not have to be an "oldie" to participate, discussion will pertain
to the interests and issues of those in their "prime". No matter
how old one is or how good things are, AgeSmart hopes to enhance joy of
living and improve quality of life.
AgeSmart tries to maintain a balance between sensible
postings and research and socializing. AgeSmart discussions span the emotional,
intellectual, social, artistic, political, physical or spirtual aspects
of life beyond 50. We encourage sound and sagacious suggestions which will
help all of us experience satisfying middle/upper ages and fulfilling senior
years. Dialogue is entertaining, energizing, and effervescent! Both wit
and wisdom is appreciated.
This is not a list which focusses on specific medical
problems, but rather one which emphasizes a healthy life style and how
to avoid the pitfalls associated with aging.
HOW DO I
SUBSCRIBE TO AGESMART?
To subscribe, send a message with
the words "Subscribe AgeSmart Firstname Lastname" in the body
(not the subject line) of the email message to
To send a message to the listmembers,
send e-mail to
All list commands should be sent
to the SERVER at
For personal help from the listowner
Send a message to
RESOURCES ON THE WEB DEAL WITH AGING?
The following bookmarks may be of interest to you. We
welcome your suggestions and contributions. These may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
ARE THERE ARCHIVES? At the moment no. We are relying
kindly on St. John's University to provide the server space for the list.
RULES OF THE LIST!
Flame not, yet lest ye be flamed!
Posts of a commercial nature are not permitted.
All posts must be civil and in good taste. If you cannot
politely discuss and issue without name-calling or insults, do not post!
If you are consistently impolite or intmperate, your
posting privileges will be supended.
Posts of a harassing nature, either private or public
will be grounds for removal from the List.
Any messages or quotes from messages, originating from
this List must not be used outside of this group without specific permission
from the author.
When replying to messages, please do not quote prvious
messages in their entirely. Because some folk pay by the line for incoming
mail, please be considerate and quote only what is necessary, in order
to make your point.
TOPIC KEYWORDS! It would be appreciated if everbody would
include the TOPIC in the subject line. Suggested topics are listed below.
The topic should be specified at the start of the subject line followed
by a colon and space. eg. ADMIN:__________________ Multiple keywords should
be separated by a comma, eg. HUM,SOCIAL: The suggested keywords (or topics)
enable participants to more easily follow the "thread" of a topic
without having to scan every message. Topics will not be "set"
formally until list traffic warrants it. So by default, all new subscribers
receive all topics. Possible examples of topics follow, however, anyone
may propose a new topic at any time.
ADMIN: This topic is for discussing issues about the
group itself; the rules, how they are applied, possible new topic categories
CE: Current events, what's new, announcements, books,
magazines, upcoming seminars, lectures, meetings, videos, audios, self-help
items, support groups
HOB: Hobbies, interests
INTRO: A brief introduction by members as they join
RES: Research-related discussion concerned with growing
older, including news items, articles about research in this field, publications,
conferences, media reports, etc. Conjecture and "brainstorming"
regarding the process of positive aging.
SOC: Personal relationships, including the "Grand"
role. Chatting, life styles or items relating to the participants' social
WELL: Health and wellness. Medical care issues which
are focused primarily around mways and means of managing "health",
rather than discussions about particular diseases. There are other Lists
that serve that purpose. Questions/comments about how to manage symptoms
from a positive and helpful point of view; how to find a doctor; how to
handle your doctor; how to survive the medical care bureaucracy are acceptable
(WARNING: messages on this List cannot serve as medical advice)
TRAV: Travel and the adventure of participants...
exciting places to visit or in which to live.
Since those who are in the prime of their lives will have
had a variety of experiences and a wealth of knowledge to impart, we are
sure there will be a variety of issues discussed on this list. List topics
will be added as appropriate in order to facilitate constructive communication.
Abbreviations are NOT necessary, but once used for a particular post, should
be consistently followed to maintain the thread.
The FAQ can be found here! (Link Inactive - Work in Progress)
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