Linda and I were talking about her ensuing landmark birthday, and she said, “Connie, this birthday scares me!” She shared that she had never really been bothered by milestone birthdays, but this one was different. Her fear was palpable, and I quickly decided to give her a hug and not flippantly say something that would not satisfy either of us. My career in senior living and hospice has given me the unique and enriching opportunity to be around thousands of Elders. Consequently, I’m an expert as an observer, although I am facing the same landmark birthdays. I believe the fear of death and the fear of aging are not the same. Our western culture is not friendly to the prospect of growing old.