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the center of a grass roots campaign on Facebook called “Betty White to Host SNL (Please).” Roughly two months after White was tackled in a Super Bowl ad for a candy bar, the group of nearly 500,000 members persuaded NBC to make her the late-night comedy’s oldest host in history -- by eight years. “I didn’t know what Facebook was, and now that I do know what it is, I have to say, it sounds like a huge waste of time,” she said in thanking Facebook fans in the opening monologue. The gig earned her a seventh TV Emmy award and served notice across multiple generations that seniors have much to offer. In summer 2010, she took on the role of Elka Os-

trovsy in TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland” sitcom, which started its third season in November. Berg said White’s success is a step in the right direction for older Americans who are not revered by a society “where aging is seen as a disease − something to be terrified of. It’s interesting to note that nothing renders a woman more invisible than her hair turning gray and wrinkles on her face. And so, in a pathetic attempt to turn back the clock, we turn to hair dye, botox, anti-wrinkle creams and the plastic surgery industry.” In White’s new book, “If You Ask Me: (And Of Course You Won’t),” her only plastic surgery admission was to having her eyelids done 35 years ago. She says she “scolded herself forever, but now I’m glad I did it.” White’s popularity shows no

Gray Matters Winter 2012  

A quarterly publication of Area 1 Agency on Aging

Gray Matters Winter 2012  

A quarterly publication of Area 1 Agency on Aging