Share Your Story Podcast Episode 8: Who Are You Calling “Old?” How Today’s 50+ Women Are Redefining Their Experience

Posted by Silvernest Team on Aug 20, 2019 3:17:46 PM

“We don’t deny our age. We deny the cultural scripts about what it means to be an older person.” That’s Mary Pipher, clinical psychologist and best-selling author of Reviving Ophelia, Another Country and her newest book, Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age.

 

Share Your Story Podcast Episode 7: In the Workplace, the “Wisdom of Elders” Means More Than Many Realize

Posted by Silvernest Team on Aug 20, 2019 3:16:07 PM

Experienced professionals have much to offer employers and volunteer organizations—and it’s not just “been there, done that.” It’s about deeper insight, more profound intuition, emotional intelligence and more. 

 

Chip Conley is the founder and former CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality (JdV) and later, Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy. In his latest act, he’s an author and founder of Modern Elder Academy, the world's first midlife wisdom school. In the latest episode of Share Your Story, Silvernest CEO Wendi Burkhardt and co-host Patricia Raskin spoke with Chip about how the work world is starting to more fully appreciate the value of having elders on staff. 

 

Share Your Story Podcast Episode 6: Why Connection and Community Matter More as Life Goes On

Posted by Silvernest Team on Aug 20, 2019 3:14:53 PM

There are so many seniors facing loneliness and isolation every day. Adult children may live across the country. Friends and neighbors have moved or passed on. It’s hard for fiercely independent people to reach out for support and senior services—especially if they don’t even know those support networks and services exist. 

 

Share Your Story Podcast Episode 5: What Generation Gap? How Intergenerational Connections Help Everybody

Posted by Silvernest Team on Aug 20, 2019 3:12:57 PM

Maybe you identify as a Baby Boomer. You might have kids in Gen X. That young person at the coffee shop is Gen Y. Don’t you sometimes think all of these generational labels just serve to keep people apart? 

 

Experts in Aging: Annamarie Pluhar (Video)

Posted by Sarah Oswald on Aug 15, 2019 6:05:29 PM

In the latest installment of our Experts in Aging interview series, we spoke with Annamarie Pluhar, author of Sharing Housing: A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates. For over 20 years, Pluhar has focused her career on providing tips, resources, tools and guidance to 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.

 

Affordable Housing and Social Isolation Issues in the LGBTQ+ Elder Community

Posted by Jennifer Hammer on Aug 9, 2019 1:37:59 PM

 

 

According to Out & Visible, a 2017 study from SAGE, the number of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender elders in America is growing rapidly. By 2030, there will be roughly 7 million LGBTQ+ adults over 50 nationwide, more than double the current estimate. 

 

We all need a safe and affordable place to live, with friends and neighbors to share our lives. These are universal human concerns. However, the LGBTQ+ community faces unique housing issues and a greater risk of isolation and loneliness as they age.

 

Helping Youth Leaders and Seniors Build a Stronger San Jose

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jul 17, 2019 12:00:47 PM

Silvernest, Encore and Service Year Alliance are partnering to bring affordable housing to young people committed to a service year in San Jose, California!

 

Share Your Story Podcast Episode 4: Tips for Decluttering and Downsizing with Matt Paxton

Posted by Kate Cygan on Jul 17, 2019 10:49:48 AM

Homesharing is increasingly popular among aging adults looking for some help around the house as well as extra income. Many seniors find that this new way of living also includes a wonderful new friendship. But first you may be wondering how to prepare your house for homesharing—where to start, how to really make space for another person, etc. 

Homesharing Tips from Annamarie Pluhar of Sharing Housing

Posted by Annamarie Pluhar on Jul 16, 2019 4:22:05 PM

Friend of Silvernest Annamarie Pluhar has been homesharing for twenty years and now helps housemates with expert tips and advice through her website, www.sharinghousing.com.

 

Below are some of her tips for determining what you want in a housemate and identifying the characteristics  that will make or break the relationship.

Homesharing Story: Suz and Tim (Video)

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jul 12, 2019 11:16:38 AM

Tim rents a room in Suz's house in Arvada, CO. They've developed a sweet friendship. Watch their homesharing story here!