Ageism is all around us. You may or may not realize that negative attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors toward older people are alive and well. These feelings and actions can come from a child, an adolescent, a young adult, or a baby boomer.... Continue
When Samir Saad, 67, retired from his early education job at Head Start two years ago, he felt isolated and unfulfilled.
Last year, a friend told him about Stagebridge, an Oakland, CA, non-profit that offers 30 creative arts classes to... Continue
Within a day of each other last January, there were two front-page articles in major newspapers about loneliness and social isolation in older adults. “Loneliness kills," read one headline, a quote from former U.S. Surgeon General Dr.... Continue
When my daughter pointed out that I had just spoken to my 91-year-old mother, a former college professor, like a child (very slowly and patronizingly), I was horrified. I thought I was being sweet.
It goes to show that even an enlightened... Continue