Category Archives: What’s New

  • Is Your Social Life Bad for Your Brain? 3 Reasons Why Staying Social Matters to Your Thinking

    Neuro-plasticity is getting lots of publicity these days. We’re hearing a lot about the aging brain: how malleable adult brains are, how we can indeed learn new things as older adults, how important exercise is in nurturing the brain and tricks we can learn to “boost” brain power. Now, clinical Psychologist Dr. Cynthia Green, President […]

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  • Why Job Hunters Don’t Find Work

    Why Job Hunters Don’t Find Work An interview with the author of ‘Down and Out in the New Economy’ By Richard Eisenberg, Money & Work Editor November 9, 2017   (Editor’s Note: This story is part of a partnership between Next Avenue and Chasing the Dream, a public media initiative on poverty and opportunity.)   An […]

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  • Project Renewment by Helen Dennis

    Project Renewment by Helen Dennis Project Renewment® is the first retirement model for career women. The term “Renewment,” a word we made up, is a combination of retirement and renewal. It serves as an alternative to “retirement” which still is associated with negative stereotypes and clichés. In contrast, Renewment is positive, suggesting rebirth, choices, vitality, […]

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  • The Three Secrets of Aging by John C. Robinson, Ph.D., MDiv.

    THE THREE SECRETS OF AGING By John C. Robinson, Ph.D., MDiv.   I believe three powerful spiritual/mystical forces are now creating a new kind of aging. I call them The Three Secrets of Aging because the media, and most new elders are primarily focused on overcoming aging with anti-aging creams, exercise, vitamins, hormones, cosmetic surgery, […]

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  • The Value of Socialization for Older Adults by Bob Blancato

    THE VALUE OF SOCIALIZATION FOR OLDER ADULTS By Bob Blancato   Over my nearly 40 years of working at the national level on aging policy, I have been most closely involved in the Older Americans Act (OAA) and its three nutrition programs. For the past year, I have had the unique opportunity to focus on […]

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  • QUIZ: What’s your primary source of meaning in life?

    While author Emily Esfahani Smith was “researching The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters, [she] spoke to many people about what makes their lives meaningful. Four themes came up again and again both in those conversations and in the psychology research on meaning. They are what [she] calls the four pillars of meaning: belonging, […]

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  • Marc Freedman, Founder and CEO of Encore.com, Presenting at TEDx Salon

    Marc Freedman, Founder and CEO of Encore.com, Presenting at TEDx Salon July 22, 2017 San Francisco, California   The TEDx Salon entitled “Longevity – The Human Experience” will feature 7 renown professionals speaking on the topic.  Marc Freedman is the originator of the encore career idea linking second acts to the greater good  He co-founded […]

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  • Being is Meaningful Work

    Being is Meaningful Work By Janet M Hively, PhD For many years, my mantra has been, “Meaningful work, paid or unpaid, through the last breath.” For most of that time, I’ve been thinking about work as purposeful doing. In the last 20 years since I shifted my professional focus on life-work planning from youth to […]

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  • Aging America Documentary

    Take a moment to read this article with the filmmaker Christine Herbes-Sommers about the documentary that she made called “Coming of Age in an Aging America”. You will be able to view the documentary on public broadcasting’s World channel on Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1.

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  • Retirees, Join a Nonprofit as an Encore Career

    Retirees, Join a Nonprofit as an Encore Career Many baby boomers with long careers in the business world are now eyeing work in the nonprofit sector. By Susan B. Garland   Suzanne Armstrong thrived in the corporate world, working for American Express and later consulting for Citibank, Deloitte and other behemoths. Her expertise: helping leaders […]

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