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 Solution to Two Problems Affecting Seniors

Especially in Florida, there is an abundance of senior living communities which seem designed to insure that older persons rarely, if ever, have any interaction with younger people.  While this may work for some of us, there is increasingly a different alternative. This week I attended Intergenerational Seniors: Tackling Affordable Housing & Loneliness, sponsored by […]

Upcoming Events About Positive Aging

If you’re in the NYC area, there are many events this month on how to make your older years your best years: Wed, Oct 10, 5:30 – 7:30 PM – Aging: Natural Forces or Public Policy? Ruth Finkelstein, Executive Director of the Brookdale Center on Aging at Hunter College, will speak on  how to transform […]

Why You Should Question Your Assumptions

Despite our intentions to live fully for as long as we can, health challenges can often derail our plans.  After a diagnosis of cancer or Alzheimer’s, life will never be the same.  However, lately there has been an abundance of online documentaries which provide information on how we can increase of chances of staying healthy.  […]

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 […]

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 […]