Writer/photographer Connie Springer became dismayed by her once vigorous mother's increasing mental decline as she aged into her eighties. Springer wondered whether incapacitation was inevitable if we live long enough.
After two years of photographing and interviewing twenty-eight nonagenarians -- people in their 90s -- Springer learned that despite losses and hardships, these individuals continued to actively participate in their surroundings and maintain an interest in others.
Among the traits these POSITIVELY NINETY nonagenarians had in common were thinking in terms of purpose and goals, caring about others, and keeping their minds and bodies in shape with exercise and stimulating pastimes.
Supported by a City of Cincinnati Individual Artist's Grant, Springer has published a book based on her traveling exhibition of photographs and narratives of this POSITIVELY NINETY generation.