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Dec 28, 2021

Artist Shimoda Emanuel rearranged her life when she had to take care of her 95-year young mom with Alzheimer's. Changing her whole way of doing things wasn't easy; she was freaking out, losing sleep, feeling like her time wasn't hers anymore. 

Determined to make a change, she found better ways of implementing a healthy...


Dec 21, 2021

Seventy million baby boomers are still out there and will be around for another two or three decades, and happily, in this third act of life. Thought leader and American cultural historian Larry Samuel invites us to rethink our mindset about ageism and how we must work on ways to serve older 50s to mid-70s as they enter...


Dec 14, 2021

The biggest surprise to a man's life is getting old. And it's true: As one ages, the person inside remains the same and what changes is the exterior. In this episode, I have a conversation with Larry Samuel, the author of Age Friendly: Ending Ageism in America, Aging in America: A Cultural History, and Boomers 3.0:...


Dec 7, 2021

Welcome to This Is Getting Old with your host Melissa Batchelor. I share a recent initiative I’ve been working on called the AARP / Age-Friendly Social Innovation Challenge. 

This episode is Part I: Overview of a special 10-part series related to several regional events we’ve held at the George Washington...