(Q.4) I TEACH AN ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATIONAL course at senior centers throughout my city and am very much in demand. I'm flattered that directors want me to commit to giving courses next summer and want to list them in their catalogs. I'm hesitating because I'm an elder senior and don't know if I'll be around, or still fit enough, to do a good job then. I'm fine now, but don't want to disappoint them if something happens to me.
(A) NO ONE AT ANY AGE KNOWS how long they'll be around and fit enough to do anything. Keep doing what you're doing, and having fun at it, and you'll probably outlive a lot of younger people. Don't ever anticipate negativity. It won't change anything and will only cause damaging anxiety. .