In addition to being a homesharing platform, our goal at Silvernest is to provide resources that change our culture's relationship to aging. With that in mind, we partnered with Age Without Borders to interview industry experts, authors and founders about topics related to financial wellness, social connectedness and housing security for boomers and empty nesters.
The result was our Experts in Aging Conversation Series, a set of videos and blogs with insights from our renowned guests.
How to Create Conversations in Your Community
Below, you can find highlight videos of each expert interview. Click on each video to access more information and the full version of the interview. While these interviews are certainly engaging by themselves, we also built them to be used for community discussion.
We've packaged up each interview into a mini-event, which you can host in your community. Each video pairs with a facilitation guide, a set of group conversation questions and a slide deck to support you as you bring these amazing resources into the lives of others. Your network will get a chance to explore life-changing topics and learn from our experts, and you'll shine as a leader.
We are looking for people to host these conversations, either in person or over group video chat. Are you someone who enjoys bringing folks together around important topics? Or do you want to provide a gathering space, support marketing efforts or assist someone else in hosting? We're building teams in cities across the country. Click here to express interest in being part of a local team!
Click on the images below to watch a highlight of each interview.
Joy Loverde, author of Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old? and The Complete Eldercare Planner. Joy shared valuable insights on the history of eldercare, the growth of innovations like homesharing, and her tips for broaching the idea with an older parent who might need extra income or help around the house.
Peter Kaldes, president and CEO of the South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA), he is on the leading edge of the aging industry. We discussed the industry changes he has seen throughout his career, the importance of promoting opportunities to seniors, and his focus on providing services to underrepresented senior populations such as the LGBTQ+ and LatinX communities.
Annamarie Pluhar, author of Sharing Housing: A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates. She is full of tips, resources, tools and guidance for people considering bringing someone into their home or renting a space in someone else’s. We spoke about the financial impacts of aging, how increased life expectancy is changing our culture and how homeowners are finding the right housemate.
Jeff Tidwell, founder of Next For Me, an organization created to support older adults through this evolution. In his interview with us, Jeff discusses thriving in later life, and how boomers are evolving their post-50 lives through new work, a new purpose or new social contributions.
Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, founder of LifeEncore and an expert on solo aging and retirement transitions. We spoke with her about the important factors for thriving in our later years-- specifically for those going it alone.
Dr. Dorian Mintzer, expert coach, therapist, author, speaker and founder of www.RevolutionizeRetirement.com, says we can take comfort in knowing that we become more resilient, experienced and capable as we age—contrary to what our cultural myths may tell us. We spoke with her about living with purpose and making the most of our time on Earth.
Elizabeth White, author and is a leader in the aging and retirement space. Her thought-provoking book, 55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal, outlines issues impacting the financial stability of seniors with a focus on how many people are simply "faking normal"—pretending to have enough when they are struggling financially.
Jim Firman, President and CEO of the National Council on Aging (NCOA) about Aging Mastery. He is deeply concerned with the financial issues that come with this increase in retirement years and is committed to helping people deal with the 'gift of time'. Our conversation with Jim covered topics such as life transitions, benefits for seniors, and how people can enjoy their retirement without being financially burdened.
The Silvernest Community Leadership Program
To learn more about how you can get involved in important conversations like this one, check out the Silvernest Community Leadership Program.