Norman Molesko LA's "Young Oldie"
Normie is a pioneer and an Ambassador for Seniors.
He advances Senior Advocacy through the use of poetry.
He's an entertainer, a poet, a psychologist, and an elder.
Whether Normie writes his poetry to be read or whether he performs his poetry to be heard, he is an artist at what he does.
Did you know Normie is somewhat hearing-impaired and a heart attack survivor, but he progresses and moves forward, not to be hampered nor stopped.
At his age, this “young oldie” is demonstrating, by his behavior and actions, positive creative aging.
Normie is a steward of Senior Advocacy through poetry.
Normie is now in a second-half-of-life-career, in his Senior-Advocacy-Through-Poetry-Program (SATPP), in partnership with the Los Angeles Poet Society.
THE CREATIVE POTENTIAL OF OUR AGING
POPULATION HAS NOT BEEN FULLY APPRECIATED
IT’S TIME FOR A CHANGE
ENGAGING IN CREATIVE AGING
It’s awesome to be flowing,
doing something with a purpose,
being involved. It’s healthy for you.
Your mind remains energized,
mobilized to imagine and create,
with a sense you never had before.
Time rushes past.
You are not aware of the time
that steps aside for you.
Seconds become minutes.
Minutes become hours.
You are amused and engrossed.
You are engaging in creative aging.
© Norman Molesko, 2014
Normie is a thinker. He has many ideas. He works with joys and tears, sorrow and cheers.
Normie sees and hears many things.
The voice he expresses is his own.
Normie assumes an optimistic pose.
Normie is a Young Oldie.
Normie outreaches with humanistic messages and
a. Contributes to a more realistic perception of seniors.
b. Lets the general public know that each person is a “somebody”.
c. Provides insight into “retirement transitioning” for the recently retired and those about to retire.
d. Provides interactive songs to sing which bring about imagery and feelings of happiness. (“I’m a Lucky Me” and “Good Feelings is my Joy”)
e. Promotes seniors to engage in Creative Aging.
f. Awakens a sense of being a part of the “Family of Man”.
g. Brings about the realization that we are all of value to one another.