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May 7, 1991 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call Ruth Weg old--that's OK. She'll tell you, "I am old. There's nothing wrong with the word old ." But don't call her elderly. Elderly, she explains, is "frail, dependent, disabled. Elderly is used to conjure up an image. It's a weapon. It's ageism." Elderly is not Ruth Weg.
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NEWS
May 19, 1991
Being in my late 60s, I am not disappointed that 70-year-old USC professor Ruth Weg won't be allowed to do gerontology work any longer. What does all the money spent by her kind of study of old folks actually do for us? I wait in vain for gerontology to offer us something other than ancient, common sense expressions about aging. All I hear or read is that we oldsters should adhere to a clean, modest, honest, sober, thrifty, careful, low-stress, energetic (but not pushy), optimistic, nonviolent, good Samaritan lifestyle--and see our doctors often.
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NEWS
May 19, 1991
Being in my late 60s, I am not disappointed that 70-year-old USC professor Ruth Weg won't be allowed to do gerontology work any longer. What does all the money spent by her kind of study of old folks actually do for us? I wait in vain for gerontology to offer us something other than ancient, common sense expressions about aging. All I hear or read is that we oldsters should adhere to a clean, modest, honest, sober, thrifty, careful, low-stress, energetic (but not pushy), optimistic, nonviolent, good Samaritan lifestyle--and see our doctors often.
NEWS
May 7, 1991 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call Ruth Weg old--that's OK. She'll tell you, "I am old. There's nothing wrong with the word old ." But don't call her elderly. Elderly, she explains, is "frail, dependent, disabled. Elderly is used to conjure up an image. It's a weapon. It's ageism." Elderly is not Ruth Weg.
NEWS
May 4, 1989
' I realize that I have become what I've always wanted to be--a whole person .' "What is most characteristic of people in my age group is their individuality. The older we become, the more like ourselves we become; we're not so tied to what others think. As I look back, I realize that I have become what I've always wanted to be--a whole person. I continue to develop intellectually, socially, emotionally. I have a loving family, and I look forward to spending more time with my husband, children and friends, and less time with a full-time commitment at work.
NEWS
June 20, 1986 | PATRICK MOTT, Mott lives in Santa Ana. and
The pain in the man's voice is controlled, but it takes on a sharper edge when he begins to talk about his wrecked marriage, his secret behavior, his lack of control. Bob is an engineer who lives in Orange County. His tone lowers when he talks about the helplessness, the loneliness, the fear and guilt. One word, though, seems to recur in his conversation and appears to rankle more than any other. Shame. "I couldn't believe it applied to me: sexual addict. Talk about offensive terms.
FOOD
May 17, 1990 | ROSE DOSTI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Theresa Gardner finished her breakfast of peanut butter toast and coffee, tossed a frozen diet entree into her bag and drove off to her job in a telemarketing department. This may sound like the routine of any busy working person, but Gardner is 76 years old. Since she returned to work two years ago, she thinks her diet has improved immensely. "I'm more aware of what I'm eating," she said, "I'm not just sitting around feeling sorry for myself."
NEWS
November 29, 1988 | SANDY ROVNER, The Washington Post
Sometimes, in a sort of Romeo and Juliet turnabout, there is sabotage by the children. Sometimes there is a perception of disapproval on the part of friends and relations or even society as a whole. Sometimes there is deep shame at the very thought. But whatever it is, by and large, lovers way past the age of consent--say, after 75 or thereabouts--can give a new meaning to the expression "star-crossed."
MAGAZINE
October 8, 1989 | ANNE C. ROARK, Roark is a Times staff writer.
"Nature takes care of you for about 40 or 50 years, which is the average reproductive span, but after that you are on borrowed time." --Dr. Carl. W. Trygtad, geriatrician and head of the Division of Urgent and Emergency Care at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla Betty Yoshioka, 49, is a Los Angeles businesswoman doing everything within her power to avoid growing old. Three years ago she took up running--marathon running.
NEWS
May 4, 1989
' I realize that I have become what I've always wanted to be--a whole person .' "What is most characteristic of people in my age group is their individuality. The older we become, the more like ourselves we become; we're not so tied to what others think. As I look back, I realize that I have become what I've always wanted to be--a whole person. I continue to develop intellectually, socially, emotionally. I have a loving family, and I look forward to spending more time with my husband, children and friends, and less time with a full-time commitment at work.
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