March For Our Lives: 50+ And Stepping Up

March For Our Lives: 50+ And Stepping Up

They’ll take to the streets at the March 24 student-led protests On Saturday, March 24, at 10 a.m., the March for Our Lives demonstration to end gun violence and mass shootings will begin in Washington, D.C. and sister marches in 837 cities around the world. Hundreds...
The Urgent Need to Stop Gun Violence Before It Starts

The Urgent Need to Stop Gun Violence Before It Starts

This week, I spent two days with Nicole Hockley, whose 6-year-old son Dylan was shot at Sandy Hook five years ago, dying in the arms of his special education assistant, who also died trying to protect him. I’m a mother with a son the same age as Dylan, and my heart...
Combatting The Epidemic of Loneliness

Combatting The Epidemic of Loneliness

Loneliness is a recurring theme in classic songs, from Elvis Presley’s “Are You Lonesome Tonight” to “Hank Williams’ “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” But it’s not just artists that feel the pain. Loneliness is a growing public health problem—a hidden epidemic...
Make Room at The Table During the Holidays

Make Room at The Table During the Holidays

A 2017 Influencer in Aging asks: What wouldn’t you do for family? This essay was published previously by Next Avenue as part of a series of blogs written by winners of the 2017 Influencers in Aging Award. My mom was 22 when she left Taiwan. It was her first time...

What do Yo Yo Ma and Oprah have in common?

Take a look at this two-minute video, and you’ll see. Thirteen well-known people, past and present, talk about longer lives, purpose and the potential people over 50 have to change the world. Talk about potential — in these challenging and divisive times, people...