02/06/2013 10:39 am ET

Senior Citizens: Lisa Ling Says Elderly 'Just Might Surprise You'

In this piece, the host of OWN's “Our America with Lisa Ling” opens up about the episode she’s wanted to do for years -- and the extremely unexpected information she received about sex over 60.

I always knew my parents’ generation -- and their parents' generation -- were, in so many ways, living resources with precious stories to tell. But it wasn’t until I spent time talking to so many of America's senior citizens that I realized how powerful and relevant their stories are in today’s world.