Hello! As some of you may have seen me talk about here and there on the forum, I'm writing a story where one of my two MC's is elderly. Now I'm a sassy young whippersnapper a lot closer to my POV character, but that doesn't mean I want to end up writing an 'old person stereotype' on my other character either. Some advice on how to accurately write an elderly type would be welcome. More details about this specific character: Her name is Mahuru, she's a widow, and all her kids have grown up and found their own places. She's also a fantasy race I made up (and then found out Skyrim beat me to it). A cat-like race I have dubbed 'apumet'. She lives in a 'prehistoric' sort of time, and my second MC (Sharon, also an apumet) has come back in time to accompany her on a Quest. The Quest has hugely important ramifications on their race's culture even up through second MC's day. (I'm using the 1980's as inspiration.) I would like them to be mirrors/foils to each other in some way. The younger time-traveller is the free-spirited type, and I think it'd be fun for the older one to also have that character trait, but a bit- suffocated under the weight of her years? Either way, I'd like to give them a dynamic where they butt heads initially, but eventually they grow and learn from each other.