For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned it is the season of the harvest. (The Talmud, book of Jewish law and theology)

Growing old to some is a bleak and dreaded prospect. We all fear diminished physical ability, lessened visual and hearing acuity, and memory loss, which are prevalent among the aging. How encouraging it is, however, to note that many senior citizens are still active and involved. As the Talmud suggests, like mature crops in the field, advanced years can still be productive.

Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old. (Job 12:12)