.@PattiCakesMovie | Meet The Hero Next Door

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Patti Cake$ The Movie

PATTI CAKE$ The New Face of Caregivers When I watch a movie my gerontology training comes with me. Unexpectedly a crazy good rap soundtrack is the background to three generations struggling with addiction, caregiving, and medical debt. PATTI CAKE$ is also a look at the 10 million Millennial caregivers with dreams and the grit to […]

.@Allure_magazine Drops #AntiAging Language

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Allure Magazine Drops Anti-Aging

Allure Magazine Says Yes To Aging While anti is a common turn of phrase. However, when it came to the phrase anti-aging I turned my nose up. Perhaps it’s the verbivore in me. If I say anti-aging it means I’m against aging? Obviously, as an aging expert and gerontologist, it’s far from the truth. In fact, I embrace […]

Annual Medical Check Up Day – Your Social Prescription

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Annual Medical Check Up Day - Your Social Prescription

Medical Check Up Day When was the last time you launched and paid a visit to Dr. Google? Surprisingly, early this year Australia launched Dr. Google a platform identifying 900 frequently searched health conditions. While it’s a great idea an Annual Medical Check Up with your health care provider is the best for your health.  […]

Aging In Place – How Woke Are You?

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The Future of Aging If you think of aging in place on the top of your list might be your health. Next, perhaps your home. However, what’s missing are those in people to help you age in place. Early on in my gerontology career, I saw one of the first disconnects in how we view […]

Celebrate Independence Day With Freedom from Ageism

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Freedom from Ageism While the Fourth of July often means fireworks, parades, and flags for me it is a time of reflection. Over the years I have declared independence from many things. First, it began with freedom from perfectionism. Next, it was freedom from expectation. Now, I’m my intention is freedom from ageism! Each Generation […]

What Can A Commercial Teach Us About Aging? Prepare For #FutureWe

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[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLB0MaY7luE[/embedyt] Television and the Passage of Time If you watch commercials as an aging expert you see the world differently. When I saw the advertisement for vaccinations to prevent the human papillomavirus (HPV) it caught my attention. In the 30 second TV spot, a young man or woman reverse aging. Do you remember Benjamin […]

How Snapchat Can End Ageism and Negative Stereotypes

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National Senior Games On Snapchat

Is Snapchat for Older Adults? In a word yes, Snapchat is for older adults! While having lunch with colleagues, I mentioned using Facebook to reach my audience. After all when you are passionate about a topic and want to share a message where do you go? In 2017 you turn to social media. If you are like […]

Why This Gerontologist Thinks @garyvee Will Change Aging

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Gary Vaynerchuk at SXSW

A Gerontologist What’s That? When I say I’m a Gerontologist, the response is polite. If I’m lucky someone will ask what’s that? However, when you say I’m an entrepreneur. Often people nod their head in approval. Then when I mention, entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk the response is usually a huge knowing smile.  By the way, a […]

#BrainHealthAwarenessWeek Creating Communities of Collaboration

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Brain Health Awareness Week

Brain Health Awareness Week at Your Library More than books is the best way to describe community libraries. First, it began with Brain Fit Now! a brain health system for older adults. Next, the Oasis Institute specialized in lifelong learning. Then partnering with, Rancho Penasquitos Library. Finally tieing them together is the Dana Foundation. Expert Communities While each […]