Bridging the gray/brown divide

Bridging the gray/brown divide

This book by Marc Freedman, the CEO of Encore.org, defines the “gray/brown divide” as the gulf that society imposes between seniors and young people. Freedman has spent decades researching and working on the front lines of intergenerational projects and as...
Confronting my own ageism

Confronting my own ageism

Most of us are familiar with this optical illusion in which you see either a young woman or an old one, but not both at the same time.  The younger you are, the more likely you are to see the young woman first, but the fact is most of us have a bias toward youth. The...
How to be nobody’s fool

How to be nobody’s fool

Most of us are aware of the dangers of email phishing and other scams that await the unwary. On Episode 21 of the Seniortopia Show, we talk with Jules Hannaford, author and podcaster (Fool Me Twice) who shares her own harrowing story of losing thousands of dollars to...
Breaking down the mental walls that divide us

Breaking down the mental walls that divide us

We hear it often, variations on the theme “Why can’t we all just get along?” Around the world, people seem to be getting more and more divided. We sort ourselves right v left, white v nonwhite, urban v rural, rich v poor, old v young. Right now I’m in Chile, where...