Community Leadership Program

Posted by Silvernest Team on Apr 5, 2019 1:25:49 PM

Are You... Respected as an expert in your field? Involved in your community? Trusted by friends and neighbors? Excited to be part of a larger movement? Someone who loves to help others? 

Keys for Connected Living

Posted by Sue Ronnenkamp on Dec 18, 2018 11:56:56 AM

The following is an excerpt from a series called "Rethinking Aging" from speaker, writer, and aging specialist, Sue Ronnenkamp. Sue recently facilitated our Community Kickoff Event in Westminster and Arvada, CO, and used this as a handout for the attendees.


Homesharing for Veterans: Companionship Is Half the Battle

Posted by Lisa Smith on Nov 8, 2018 4:35:41 PM

When military members serve their country, they have a brigade, a battalion, a shipmate, a battle buddy and many other forms of community and connection. But after they hang up their beret or Kevlar, they have a different battle to fight: loneliness.  

Finding Freedom in Lifelong Friendships

Posted by Sarah Oswald on Jun 29, 2018 12:47:35 PM

Have you ever caught up with a friend after years of being apart, but everything falls into place and it’s as though no time had passed between you? Nothing feels better than the love and understanding of an old friend. The nature of our friendships is really interesting because we often prioritize them after our romantic partners, parents and children. We tend to them when we have the time. We have times of year—holidays and celebrations—that bring family together in an organized way. But the time we spend with our friends is completely voluntary.


Solopreneurs: Do You Have a Business or a Hobby?

Posted by Sandra Hughes on Dec 12, 2017 12:54:42 PM

As the year is nearing a close, now is a great time to take stock of your business and your financial and emotional investment. 

Friendsgiving: Celebrating Your Family of Friends

Posted by Margaret-Ann Burness on Nov 21, 2017 6:06:22 AM


When I was a kid, Thanksgiving was a family holiday. I remember heading to my grandmother’s house in central Pennsylvania and walking into a room full of aunts, uncles and cousins. Not only was the old farm house brimming with people, it overflowed with farm-fresh dishes loaded with whole milk and butter.


One Tough Cookie: An Interview with Cookie Johnson, author, Believing in Magic, and wife of Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 30, 2017 4:41:50 PM

A lesser woman would have thrown in the towel after two broken engagements. As it turns out her stormy courtship with Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson was a prelude for the very public life they have lead since his announcement, two months after their wedding, that he is HIV positive. Cookie Johnson is a woman of substance. And she’s finally telling her story of their 14-year courtship and 25 years of married life in her new book, Believing in Magic.

Retirement Rule #1: Understand it has Stages

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 29, 2017 6:47:54 AM

We’re ending September by sharing some new voices and blogs all focused on skills and inspiration for this stage of life. We are all on different paths – some of us are working, some of us are retired, some of us are trying to figure out how to embrace both!

Our Women Friends are one of the Gifts of Midlife

Posted by Silvernest Team on Sep 27, 2017 6:33:07 AM

We’ve spent September simplifying and learning new skills for a life well-lived. As we end the month, we’re introducing you to some new bloggers who can help you build skills and relax into life.  These new voices are specially chosen to help us work on and recognize the joys of our stage of life!

"Nobody Can Stop You from Getting Better"

Posted by Josh Spector on Sep 24, 2017 4:29:57 PM

Sometimes we focus so much on getting great at something that we miss the opportunity we have to get better. But getting better is the first step to getting great, and the best way I’ve found to get better at anything is to follow this simple formula.