I don’t want to hear any more choruses of the “nurses are getting older” refrain for at least the next 6 months. It’s become quite wearing to listen to that dirge played endlessly—courtesy of anyone with a healthcare degree, myself included. Ditto for “the graying of America” and every other developed nation around the globe. The last time I checked, all of us—including the youngest among us—were getting older. Granted, receiving your first invitation for membership in the American Association of Retired Persons within days of turning that dreaded eligibility age is one milestone in life you could very well have lived without, but joining the ranks of those who have been around the block isn’t always as unappealing as it is often portrayed. And it’s far preferable to the alternative …

So what’s the silver lining for so...

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