The Joy of Baking Biscotti

Meet Kathleen Bellicchi, who started a family-owned and-operated business with Eric, her husband, a computer scientist. They continued enjoying their shared hobby of baking together when Eric was diagnosed with Alzheimers disease in 2007. After Eric died in 2012 Kathleen continued baking. Building a successful home food business can help … Read More

Who Needs a Gym When You Have a Chair?

Vivo is a breakthrough, interactive, online, strength-training fitness program designed for adults 55 and older to get stronger and healthier. Taught in small group classes on Zoom with a certified trainer, the focus is on building strength through stretching, balance, cognitive and resistance exercises. There is plenty of individual attention. … Read More

When Sages Meet Seekers

What happens when teens include older people in their lives and vice versa. Meet Sages & Seekers, an intergenerational program designed to confront social isolation and dissolve age-related segregation. Its purpose also meets the universal need of both young adults and elders to get to know each other through conversation … Read More

Senior, Tech Savvy, and OATS

Older adults often confront a generational divide between digital native millennials and digital ignorant seniors. Many older adults are seeking new ways to communicate with technology, social media, Zoom, ordering online, remote education and connecting with young people. Too often technology has passed many by yet communication is quickly becoming … Read More

Senior Activism Alive and Well

Each May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) ushers in the observance of Older Americans Month (OAM). For 2021, According to the ACL “Communities of Strength” is the theme. The Administration for Communities is a health care organization based in Washington, DC. Its purpose is to maximize “independence, well-being, and … Read More

There’s a New Game in Town

Look out sports world. It’s popular, quick, fun and is sweeping the nation…Pickleball It is one of the fastest growing sports in America and is played with a net, paddle, and plastic balls with holes similar to a wiffleball. It is often compared to tennis and badminton and is played … Read More

From PIP to VIP

I recently learned of a psychiatrist working in Zimbabwe who inspired me. Dr. Dixon Chibanda deals with global mental health in a part of the world where needs are huge and professionals are few. Wondering how to deal with this dilemma, his creative solution was to engage seniors in his … Read More

Music Beats Cancer

Dr. Mona Jhaveri is the Founder and Director of Music Beats Cancer. She started her career as a cancer researcher and moved into the biotech industry where she realized fund-raising is extremely difficult. She received her doctoral degree in biochemistry at Wake Forest University, followed by post-doctoral work at the … Read More

Approaching Utopia

While there is no such thing in reality as utopia, although every culture in the world has a version of it – Paradise, Nirvana, Eden, and Shangri-La, etc ,it is human nature to long for perfect peace and happiness. Many of us love hearing stories of how people achieved their … Read More

The Power of Perennials

A couple of decades ago, discussions among those involved in the business of aging focused on how to refer to the elderly. Unflattering labels circulated — seniors, senior citizens, the elderly, retirees, geezers – descriptors that were somewhat negative, conjuring images of decrepitude, dullness, and failure, of being over the … Read More

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