Org Profile – Selfhelp Community Services

(This is the second of a series of posts profiling senior services nonprofits which are helping older persons to live active, engaged lives.) Most of us who interact with seniors understand how challenging it can be as we have an increasingly smaller circle of family and friends as we grow older.   Fortunately, many resources are […]

Lessons Learned from Older Persons

For the past two evenings, I enjoyed attending a talk and a film/discussion on what we can learn from older persons. First, NY Times journalist John Leland discussed findings from his book, Happiness is a Choice You Make, where he discussed his year getting to know six elders 85 and over.  The event was sponsored […]

Org Profile – OATS (Older Adults Technology Services)

(This is the first of a series of posts profiling senior services nonprofits which are helping older persons to live active, engaged lives.) Multiple nonprofits which serve older persons seek to provide some type of help with technology.  In New York, and now increasingly beyond, the gold standard is currently set by Older Adults Technology […]

How to Reframe our Older Years

Last night, for my monthly Virtual Senior Center class for Selfhelp Community Services, I reviewed the book, The End of Old Age by Dr. Marc E. Agronin.  The basic message: aging brings strength.  It isn’t only about decline and health challenges.  Dr. Agronin suggested we start to change our image of old age by taking […]

Aging Mastery Program – What It Offers to Seniors

For those of us who have a different vision of retirement than living with illness and waiting for the end of life, the National Council on Aging has created the Aging Mastery Program (AMP), a series of 10 core classes which “provide participants with an overview of the challenges encountered while navigating life in old […]