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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

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

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