“I’ve watched public policy affecting the nation’s older population wax and wane, but generally move in a progressive direction, often painfully incrementally but sometimes in a dramatic fashion,” says Bill Benson, a nationally known consultant on aging and health issues. “Now, with a new Administration under the leadership of President-elect Donald Trump, and a Republican-controlled […]
Boomer Generation Radio
Living longer, better, more fulfilling lives.
One American is turning 65 every eight seconds. Each week Boomer Generation Radio host Richard Address and his guests—including authors, physicians, journalists, lawyers, therapists, humorists and researches—discuss a wide range of issues affecting and of interest to older adults and members of their families.
You can listen to live broadcasts of Boomer Generation Radio Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. (Eastern time) via online streaming at http://wwdbam.com/listen-live/.
January 25th, 2017 by Larry Elveru
January 18th, 2017 by Larry Elveru
“Singing is a lifelong activity that is nurturing to one’s well-being and is a positive influence on community life,” Marilyn says. “The principles that I follow as a presenter in Music that Makes Community involve teaching songs without printed music, sharing authority and believing that there are natural musicians and formally trained musicians, all of […]
December 13th, 2016 by Larry Elveru
“As a co-operative, we are owned by our community,” says Jon Roesser, General Manager of Weavers Way Cooperative Grocery located in the Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill neighborhoods of Philadelphia. “A co-op exists to meet the needs of the people who own the place. Whatever a neighborhood lacks, the neighborhood can address that lack of […]
December 8th, 2016 by Larry Elveru
“We are in the midst of a monumental change in direction in care and services for seniors, probably more than any other time certainly since the passage of the Medicare-Medicaid act in the mid-’60s,” says Steve Maag, Director of Residential Communities for LeadingAge, a national association of more than 6,000 not-for-profit senior services providers. “The […]
December 1st, 2016 by Cara Cassner
“As an independent scholar, novelist and direct descendant of Francis Martin Drexel, grandfather of Saint Katharine Drexel, and of Nicholas Biddle, president of the Second Bank of the United States, I’ve had the privilege to combine historical research with family lore when writing nonfiction and fiction,” says Cordelia Frances Biddle of Philadelphia. She currently is […]
November 23rd, 2016 by Larry Elveru
“There have always been single-parent families. There have always been same-sex parents, whether they were out or visible, and whether they were permitted to adopt—that’s certainly changed. And there have always been interracial families, both before and after that was legal. I think what’s different now is that so many more forms of family are […]
November 17th, 2016 by Larry Elveru
Kendal at Oberlin residents Judy and Dennis Cook are retired, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at their travel schedule. “We’re on the road about 1/3 of the time,” Dennis says. “We travel around the Northeast presenting historically themed, multimedia programs—songs, spoken word and images—for libraries, historic societies and museums. We also travel to […]
November 8th, 2016 by Larry Elveru
Barbara Walvoord, Ph.D., is a resident of the Lathrop Communities in Massachusetts and is Chair of Lathrop’s Land Conservation Committee. She discusses “reinvesting one’s energy and passion after retirement” and on how retirees can make a difference in the environmental crisis that faces Boomers and their children and grandchildren. “After retiring as a college English […]
November 1st, 2016 by Larry Elveru
Callie Janoff is Director of the Aging Resources Consultation and Help (ARCH) program of the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). “The ARCH program is an innovative approach to faith-based pastoral care for aging members of our communities,” Callie says. “We train volunteer Visitors in weekend retreats that focus on […]
October 25th, 2016 by Larry Elveru
“When parents are too focused on motivating their kids to perform, it can actually be demotivating for the young adult, making it harder, rather than easier, for them to ‘get their life together,’” says Richard S. Stern, who has a doctorate in clinical psychology. “If parents learn the tools they need to understand and enjoy […]