Social Media and Professionals in the Aging Industry

Posted on
Social Media and Professionals in the Aging Industry

Twitter – Social Media and You In 2008 I got social and joined something called Twitter. While I didn’t quite get Twitter I thought it might be a way to share my message about aging. Now eight years later I know this social media platform has been instrumental in changing my life. Perhaps lives of other as […]

Under The Tuscan Sun With #OG Farm To Table

Posted on
Farm to Table Neighbors

Farm to Table Next Door When I walked down the street this morning I never expected to meet a Farm to Table OG. First OG, OG refers to the pioneers of gangster rap who were in it since the beginning. Now, it’s also used to describe people who are the originals of a movement. Second, Farm […]

Stock Market Corrections and Impact on the Elderly

Posted on
Stock Market Correction and Impact on the Elderly

Aging and the Stock Market For the most part, relatively few in the aging sector discuss the stock market. However, this aging expert began work right as the recession roared in. From my perch, I made three observations in 2008. After Effects of the Crash First, many who might have retired and might volunteer will continue to […]

Grandparenting the Power of Legacy for Granddaughters

Posted on
Divine 28 - Grandparenting the Power of Legacy for Granddaughters

Grandparenting Legacy  Often when I talk to parents of teens I think some things haven’t changed. When I look back over the decades since my 13th birthday I remember the hope I had. Hope the next generation of young women might be more confident, equal, and empowered. However, in 2017 those goals are still in work. Especially, […]

#DementiaFriend Take Action and Make a Difference

Posted on
Dementia Friends - Living With Alzheimer's disease

Understanding Alzheimer’s disease   When I teach Brain Fit Now workshops I often share a startling fact about dementia. In a word, age. Unfortunately, it is the main risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s Disease. In fact, when it comes to dementia we are all at risk. Since this is part of the reality of living longer […]

Cross Sector Conversations For Aging, Health, and Wellness Pros

Posted on
Cross Sector Conversations

Cross Sector Conversations Recently, I wrote about the need to break down silos as communities explore age-friendly communities. Now, I’m taking time, to share my experience while traveling with a Teratogen Expert. First, let me explain teratogen! In short, a teratogen is an agent or factor that causes malformation of an embryo. Definitely, the opposite to […]

What Age Friendly Communities and Social Network Can Learn From TEDTalks

Posted on
Age Friendly Communities

TEDTalk Tips For Communities Authors Note – Often we hear of breaking information silos across organizations and companies. I’m a firm believer we need to take it further and explore sharing across sectors I find TEDTalks a great resource. How Laughter Creates Conversation Recently, I heard cognitive neuroscientist Sophie Scott research on laughter. While discussing her […]