Wanted: New Voices on Aging, Intergenerational Connection and Social Justice!

  I’m excited to tell you about an opportunity to change the public conversation about issues at the intersection of aging, intergenerational connection and social justice. It’s called the Encore Public Voices Fellowship, and we’re opening nominations for a second group of fellows. We’re looking for the big thinkers who deserve more support and attention — […]

The ‘Grannies Respond’ Caravan Standing Up for Kids

An upcoming six-day bus trip to protest border policies “When the news started breaking about children being separated from their families [at the Mexico/U.S. border], the image I couldn’t get out of my head was my three-year-old son in a cage, picturing how he’d be reacting, what he’d be doing, and wondering who would be […]

The Second Mountain and the Second Half of Life

I’m writing to let you know about a profoundly important new book from one of the most influential columnists of our time. The Second Mountain, written by New York Times and PBS NewsHour commentator David Brooks, tells a compelling and ultimately hopeful story about the power of connection — not just to improve our own […]

A 74-Year-Old Culinary Instructor Brings Fine Dining To A Soup Kitchen

Warren Schueler (on the left in the purple t-shirt) is a 74-year-old, former culinary instructor. After Superstorm Sandy, he became involved with a “soup kitchen” (yes, that’s that they call it) at the St. Mark’s Center for Community Renewal in Keansburg, NJ. Keansburg was hard hit by Sandy and six years later is still recovering […]