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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

Aging in America

“There is a beautiful story to be told for the life we are here to experience and the journey we choose for ourselves.” These words, written by Lauren Watts, describe the path of two young entrepreneurs who came together to form Dovetail Companies, a Boston based firm devoted to easing … Read More

Sister’s Circle

What started with fledgling beginnings as an after school program with just a few schools, Sisters Circle mushroomed to a much larger enterprise gifting young girls with a mentor in the spring of 6th grade.  What started as a dream became reality and now is in its 20th year of … Read More

Meet Michaela Fissel

Imagine your life spiraling out of control so that you have no idea what is happening to you or why things are so seriously wrong. Then you hit rock bottom. Meet Michaela Fissel. Michaela is a recovery advocate and says more than likely if it weren’t for the recovery program, … Read More

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Yvonne Alston Founder/Principal, Indelible Impressions Consulting, LLC What is it like to walk in the shoes of individuals who are blind, obese, scarred, or have a different color skin than your own? How often do we talk about or understand the impact of privilege, namely white privilege? Have you ever … Read More

Meet Naomi Boak

From Prime Time Emmy Award Winning executive producer and social media strategist to Alaskan Park Ranger Naomi Boak was an executive producer of the award winning program The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer’s, the documentaries FAT and Through a Dog’s Eyes and the PBS series Life (Part 2). Prior to … Read More

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