Why I’m Becoming an Ombudsperson

Despite our best efforts to live full and engaged lives for as long as possible, many of us may spend the final stage of their lives in nursing homes, adult homes or assisted living facilities.  When members of my family have been in this situation and experienced challenges with their care, I often acted as   […]

Aging Mastery Starter Kit Now Available

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has released a the Aging Mastery Starter Kit, a self-paced, stand-alone companion to the Aging Mastery Program (AMP). Designed as a supplement to AMP,  the starter kit is designed to help older adults to achieve autonomy, mastery and purpose as they age.  The materials focus on these six dimensions […]

Today is National Senior Citizens Day

Most of us have an older person in our lives who could probably need some of our time and attention.  Below are some tips: Spend time at a nursing or retirement home.  If you don’t know someone currently residing there, you will likely find someone who no longer has family or friends visiting them.  A […]

Org Profile – The Radical Age Movement

Yesterday, I attended the latest steering committee meeting for theRadicalAgeMovement (RAM), an organization I have worked with since 2015.  During that time, I have had the pleasure of helping this small nonprofit grow to a national presence with multiple chapters.  RAM has a simple mission – to confront ageism wherever it appears and to stand […]

How to Age Artfully

On Wed, Aug. 8, I attended Aging Artfully, an event sponsored by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, featuring panels, exhibits and a special film screening of My Annie Hall, a 30 minute parody of Woody Allen’s classic movie starring two members of a Manhattan senior center. Except possibly for my skills in nature and landscape […]

The UnLonely Project

Recently I became aware of the UnLonely Project from the Foundation for Art and Healing, which is intended to: raise awareness of loneliness as a significant health problem and promote artistic expression as an approach to alleviate it. offer tools, resources and programs to reduce loneliness through creative approaches stimulate further research into how loneliness […]