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Aug 26, 2021

In this episode of This is Getting Old podcast, listen if you are coping with handling an older person or loved one going through repetitive verbalizations and Alzheimer's Disease. 

Let me tell you a story of two residents that I used to take care of a long time ago — Walter and Miss Lucy and how we managed their...


Aug 24, 2021

Self-imposed ageism is real. I’d be interested in your thoughts about this quote - drop a comment below.

In the words of Maggie Kuhn founder Gray Panthers, "The first myth is that old age is a disease, a terrible disease that you never admit you've got, so you lie about your age. Well, it's not a disease—it's a...


Aug 17, 2021

Words are powerful. They influence how we think, behave and approach things. They can produce labels, misunderstandings, misrepresentations and change our perceptions in profound and meaningful ways.

In this episode of This Is Getting Old: Moving Towards an Age-Friendly World showcases GSA's work on Reframing Aging....


Aug 10, 2021

We have a lot more control over aging well than most people think. Successful aging can be attributed to a wide range of habits that are modifiable - meaning if you have don’t have  healthy diet or don’t exercise, you can begin to make small changes over time that will improve your overall health. It’s never too...


Aug 3, 2021

Are businesses in your city going the age-friendly path? If they are not, they make up the many companies worldwide that are missing out on this crucial initiative that supports and benefits senior consumers.

In this episode, I provide essential yet often forgotten things that businesses should include in their spaces...