An Unexpected Debut -
Boyd Lee Dunlop found his musical talent during the Great Depression. But after years of playing in bars and nightclubs, it took a damaged piano in a Buffalo nursing home for him to be discovered.
(NYTimes Video; 3:16)
Dreaming of a Cosmic Connection - Tom Boyd speaks about movements in the arc of personal history that draw us back to the great "yea-saying" of life.
Legacy of Wisdom -
This website and organization aim to make wisdom the central operating principle of our aging population by developing coherent models of living responsible, engaged and empowered lives.
An Illustrated Talk with Maurice Sendak Artist Christoph Niemann recreates an afternoon of listening to Terry Gross’ NPR interview with Sendak, one of the most heartfelt expressions of loss and enduring love that we have ever heard.
A New Vision of Aging - Drawing from ancient wisdom, Dr. Tom Pinkson developed "Recognition Rites," a ceremonial rite of passage which honors and celebrates Elderhood.
Life Planning in the Second Half of Life (video)-
Richard Bolles and Richard Leider
talk about about their careers, the nature of life transition, and how boomers plan to do retirement differently.
Positive Aging Newletter - This online newsletter by Taos Institute challenges the longstanding view of aging as decline, the newsletter provides resources for understanding aging as an unprecedented period of human development.
Eldergivers links elders in nursing homes to the wider community in the Bay Area, recognizing and sharing their gifts and drawing them out of isolation.
Confessions of a Jewish Mother: How My Son Ruined My Life! - See how James Baraz's mother, Selma, turned her life around at age 89 with one simple phrase "...and my life is really very blessed."
Saging - Not Aging - "The future inexorably comes, and if I'm not facing it, I'm backing into it," says Rabbi Zalman. If you have ever felt, "I'm not happy about the way I'm growing old," this brief essay offers suggestions you might welcome.
Alice Dancing Under the Gallows - Alice Herz-Sommer, the subject of this official trailer for new documentary short about the oldest Holocaust survivor, has lived her life without hatred. Nourished by the unquenchable power of music she remains a beacon of hope and inspiration to everyone who knows her.
Living to 100 and Beyond -
Want to know what it’s like to live to be 100? Eight centenarians share their joys, sorrows, and the overall richness of their long lives.
"Forgetfulness" - Hear Billy Collins read his poem which captures the humor as well as the poignancy of memory loss.