Welcome to Over 65! This is a blog by and for those in the Medicare population (along with a few younger contributors) who want a stronger voice in decisions made about and for us–and for the younger generations that we created. It’s an idea created by a bioethicist (Daniel Callahan), a psychiatrist (Jim Sabin) and a surgeon (Sherwin Nuland). All of us are well over 65, have worked on issues about aging and end-of-life care for much of our careers, and feel there is major work that remains to be done.
As you can see from our list of supporters, many of whom will contribute to this blog, many people over 65 feel as we do. We think we can have a voice, and are starting with this blog. But our aims are higher–for a project with conferences, public meetings, and policy impact. For now, we invite you to read more about the project and our five goals here, at right, and to comment freely and discuss vigorously.