Experts in Aging: Aging Mastery with Jim Firman (Video)

Posted by Sarah Oswald on Sep 10, 2019 6:14:26 PM

We interviewed Jim Firman, President and CEO of the National Council on Aging (NCOA) about Aging Mastery. Watch a preview of his interview here.

 

Experts in Aging: Solo Aging with Sara Zeff Geber (Video)

Posted by Sarah Oswald on Aug 20, 2019 4:11:32 PM

In the latest installment of our Experts in Aging interview series, we spoke with Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, founder of LifeEncore and an expert on solo aging and retirement transitions. Watch a preview of her interview below and click the button to access the full version.

 

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. 

 

Experts in Aging: Rethinking Aging with Peter Kaldes (Video)

Posted by Sarah Oswald on Jun 28, 2019 3:35:06 PM

We interviewed President and CEO, the South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA), Peter Kaldes, about his ideas regarding Rethinking Aging. Watch a preview of our Experts in Aging interview with him below.

Mother's Day: Thoughts on Homesharing for Mom

Posted by Silvernest Team on May 10, 2019 1:41:02 PM

Mother's Day is a day to honor the mother figures in our lives. Yours may be near, far or no longer with us. She may be your mother-in-law or your grandmother, or part of your chosen family. Whoever the mother figure is in your life, we hope you'll celebrate her this weekend and reflect on the power of that relationship. 

The Freedom to Age in Place

Posted by Silvernest Team on Apr 30, 2019 1:04:54 PM

The majority of us have put a stake in the ground for anyone who cares to listen. We are going to age in our own homes. We will exercise our freedom to choose to age on our terms and in our own way. The term “Age in Place” shows up everywhere but no one tells us exactly what that means, how we can do this vibrantly, and how this choice affects our health as we move from our 50s to our 60s and our 70s.

Share Your Story Podcast Episode 1: The Silver Wave with Karen Brown

Posted by Silvernest Team on Mar 20, 2019 9:40:15 AM

 

Did you hear? Silvernest has a podcast! Welcome to Share Your Story, a series of conversations with expert guests about issues affecting those over 50: retirement, housing, personal finance, friendships, activities and much more. Join Silvernest CEO Wendi Burkhardt and lifestyle and aging expert Patricia Raskin as they dive into topics that help boomers make smart decisions and live their best lives. Tune in for a non-technical look at these topics that touch us at every stage in life—and have fun and learn something new while you’re at it!

 

Aging Solo? Where You Live Matters.

Posted by Joy Loverde on Nov 4, 2017 12:13:45 PM

In my book, Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old? I write about an incident that continues to haunt me to this day.

 

In 1995, my hometown of Chicago experienced a social nightmare. On July 13, the heat index peaked at 119°F—a record high for the city—causing 465 people to lose their life due to the heat. Of the decedents for whom age could be determined, 51 percent were seventy-five years of age or older.

 

Solo Aging Is on the Rise. How Will We Support It as a Society?

Posted by Sara Zeff Geber on Sep 12, 2017 7:12:02 AM

When I looked around me at age 60, I noticed many of my friends spending a tremendous number of hours taking care of their aging parents. The tasks they performed took months and those months often turned into years. They arranged drop-in caregivers, picked up prescriptions, took over management of their finances, helped sell their home, chauffeured them to doctor appointments, and in some cases, moved back into their childhood room to take on the role of live-in caregiver. 

 

My own parents both died rather suddenly when I was in my thirties, so I haven't had a personal experience of this parent-child reversal, but nevertheless it struck me profoundly. I turned to my husband and asked, “Who is going to do that for us?”