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.

Exploring the Wonders of the Human Voice

Martin Zied

June 21st, 2016 by

Martin Zied—who has produced, written and directed independent films, documentaries, news magazine specials, TV episodes, and commercials for over 30 years—is working on a feature film about the wonders of the human voice. “I’m a former network television producer, and I’ve just launched a crowdfunding campaign on, to raise funds to complete my new […]

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Challenging Older Adults to Lead Vibrant Lives

Diane Cox, Vitalize 360 Executive Director

June 14th, 2016 by

Vitalize 360 is a joint venture between two not-for-profits: Kendal Outreach, LLC, a subsidiary of Kendal, a system of communities and services for older adults; and Hebrew SeniorLife, a Harvard Medical School affiliate. Vitalize 360 combines an award-winning, innovative, person-directed approach to wellness coaching with the power of information derived from a scientifically grounded assessment […]

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Multi-age Art Programs

June 10th, 2016 by

Anna Beresin and Lindsay Sparagana, Co-Directors of NEUARTS (Neighborhood Engagement at the University of the Arts), discuss “The Silencing of Children in 2016: An Intergenerational Challenge.”  They explain how multi-institutional, multi-age programs can empower young children to express themselves through the arts. Anna Beresin is a multi-disciplinary scholar with two Ph.D.s, one in Psychology and […]

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Uniting the Bookend Generations

Donna Butts of Generations United

May 26th, 2016 by

“Our goal is to connect generations to help strengthen our communities and to help develop healthy communities that engage people at all ages,” says Donna Butts, of Generations United. “Our country is really, really age-advantaged. We are so fortunate to have this healthy, growing older population. We also have a younger population that’s the same […]

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How Not to Flunk Retirement

May 18th, 2016 by

Computer specialists, real estate entrepreneurs, world travelers and raconteurs Marcia and Steve Plotkin explain how to successfully transition to retirement. “I’d rather call it rewiring, because that’s pretty much what we wanted to do,” Marcia says. “Steve had [a] theory, which was ‘Let’s do a 90-degree turn.’ We will not do anything we had done […]

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Fall Proofing Your Life

May 12th, 2016 by

Fall Proofing Your Life Cathy Ciolek is an Assistant Professor and Co-Director of Clinical Education in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware. She also serves as Associate Director for the Neurological and Older Adult Physical Therapy Clinic. “One in three people over age 65 will potentially have a fall in any given […]

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Managing a Multiplicity of Medications

May 3rd, 2016 by

It’s estimated that 39 percent of people over 65 now use at least five or more medications, an increase of 70 percent over the past 10 years. “Today, with medications, we can treat a lot of chronic diseases that we were unable to manage 10, 15 or 20 years ago. We can manage chronic diseases and […]

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Long Term Care Ombudsman Advocacy Program

Mark Davis

April 26th, 2016 by

Mark Davis is a Long Term Care Ombudsman for CARIE, the Philadelphia-based Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly. A non-profit organization, CARIE has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for vulnerable older people since 1977. Anybody can call the CARIE Line at 215-545-5728 for a free consultation. “The […]

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Post-retirement Mentoring

April 19th, 2016 by

Serving a mentor to small businesses is a fulfilling activity after retirement, says Chet Ross, Managing Director of Devon Associates. “Mentoring is coaching an individual in their professional activities,” he says. “It’s providing the experience of someone who has business or trade experience and conveying it to someone who is developing in that area.” As a […]

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Multiple Causes of Tinnitus

April 12th, 2016 by

Multiple Causes of Tinnitus “Any sound that’s not elicited by an outside source is referred to as tinnitus.  It’s very prevalent, especially for those 65 and older. Seventy-five percent of people with hearing loss have tinnitus,” says Dr. Judith A. Curtin, a AAA Board Certified audiologist and a ASHA certified speech pathologist with ABC Hearing […]

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