Oftentimes when we discuss issues that affect seniors, we rarely hear from seniors themselves. This is a chance for you to have a conversation with an older person and hear, in their own voices, what they think and how they feel about certain issues and topics. Have a chat with someone aged 62 or older. They can be a family member, friend, neighbor, co-worker, etc. Feel free to talk with more than one person if desired. Address some of the suggested questions below and any additional questions that may feel are relevant as you are conversing. After your chat, type up a 1½ – 2 page reflection discussing what you talked about, what they said, and how it makes you feel. • Ask them what term they personally like to use to describe their age group, and why. • If they are retired, ask them why they retired when they did and if they are happier that they are retired. • If they are still working, ask them why and if they are happy to be still working. • Ask them what they feel are the most pressing and important issues (social, political, and/or economic) in today’s society that affect older Americans. specifically themselves. • If they are really passionate about a certain issue that they feel needs to be fixed, ask them if they have a solution. • Ask them if they feel that older Americans are treated better or worse than younger Americans, and why they feel one way or the other (or not). • Ask them if aging has turned out the way they thought it would. • Ask them to name a few positive things about aging that they currently experience or have experienced. • Ask them to name a few negative things about aging that they currently experience or have experienced. • Ask them if they have any advice for younger Americans.