How Generations Can Learn from Each Other

This week I attended an event sponsored by Coming of Age NYC where Paul Critchlow described his experience of working as a summer intern at Pfizer in 2016, working side by side with several college interns. At age 70, he taught them about communications and work/life balance. They taught him about social media and showed […]

One-to-One Technology Coaching Program

My new employer, DOROT, is beginning a new program to match older persons seeking technology assistance at home one-on-one with volunteers. Below are a few specifics: Initial pilot will focus on basic smartphone functionality: voice calls, texting and email Volunteers must be able to visit two older persons for up to 4 one hour sessions […]

How to Be an Age Friendly Employer

Many of us derive benefits (e.g. financial, social, giving us purpose) from continuing to work for as long as we can. Sadly, many organizations, intentionally or unintentionally, make it difficult for us to do so. Recently I came across these tips on how to Become an Age-Friendly Employer, provided by the UK based Centre for […]

Older Person’s Resource List from PSS

However you decide how to spend your time in later life, there are many resources below that can help. This list was adapted from a list provided by Presbyterian Senior Services (PSS), which provides many great programs for older adults in NYC. Personal Development / Improvement AARP Life Reimagined – to help you navigate change no […]

Common Myths About Older Persons

To enhance my skills in working with older persons, I’ve recently started an online course in gerontology. In the first of 11 modules, I was reminded about the common stereotypes that many people have about seniors. But before we try to influence others, first check our own assumptions and beliefs. How many of the below […]

What It Takes to Help Seniors Learn Technology

When it comes to training people in how to use technology, working with older persons can be especially challenging. For several years, I’ve had the good fortune to volunteer for organizations such as Dorot and Older Adults Technology Services which have specifically focused on helping seniors to become technically proficient. As these programs grow, there […]

Gurwin Jewish 2019 Calendar

Many of us dread the idea that we may eventually need to live in a shared residence with other seniors. But many provide a positive experience while providing the companionship of others. Watch the video below to learn about how Gurwin Jewish, an assisted living community on Long Island, featured its residents in compiling a […]

The Blessings of Getting Older

If you think becoming a ‘senior’ is mostly about health challenges, illness and disability, listen to these residents of a retirement community in NYC describe how they feel about growing older. Watch this video on The Scene. The woman playing the piano is Renee Meer, who was a member of my congregation when I loved […]