Boomer Generation Radio

Living longer, better, more fulfilling lives.

From 2014 through January 2017, Kendal cosponsored more than 80 weekly installments of Boomer Generation Radio. Each week host Richard Address and his guests—including authors, physicians, journalists, lawyers, therapists, humorists and researchers—discussed a wide range of issues affecting and of interest to older adults and members of their families.

Now you can listen to any of these half-hour broadcasts whenever you like. Just scroll through the listings below, and when you find a title that interests you, stream it live from our website, or download it in podcast format.

New Threats to Services and Supports for Older Americans

Bill Benson

January 25th, 2017 by

“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 […]

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Music that Makes Community

Marilyn Haskel

January 18th, 2017 by

“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 […]

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Meeting Unmet Needs with Community-owned Businesses

Jon Roesser

December 13th, 2016 by

“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 […]

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Major Challenges Facing Senior Services Providers

Steve Maag

December 8th, 2016 by

“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 […]

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Exploring Family Lore in Fiction and Nonfiction

Cordelia Biddle

December 1st, 2016 by

“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 […]

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The Changing Image of the American Family

Anndee Hochman

November 23rd, 2016 by

“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 […]

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Modern Troubadours

Judy and Dennis Cook

November 17th, 2016 by

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 […]

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Reinvesting One’s Energy and Passion After Retirement

Barbara Walvoord

November 8th, 2016 by

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 […]

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Grace-filled Aging

Callie Janoff

November 1st, 2016 by

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 […]

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Promoting the Independence of an Adult Child

Clinical Psychologist Richard S. Stern

October 25th, 2016 by

“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 […]

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