Join the Next Generation of CircleTalk Leaders!

Dear Future CircleTalk Leaders, As you can see in the video of Lynn, we teach CircleTalk leaders to bring out the personhood in older adults through our evocative conversation program. Be the person who helps older adults reconnect with their life and create new relationships at the same time! With over 7000 hours of CircleTalk […]

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Making Friends as a Lifelong Skill

We are all human beings. A short tutorial on making friends from Gerda Here is Gerda, one of the most fearless people I know when it comes to staying involved in what I call the social fabric of a community. Gerda, living at home until recently, typifies the person that we describe today as being […]

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Being Invisible to Each Other

Being invisible to each other – We can do better. Recently, we convened a CircleTalk™ circle at a large apartment building where many of the residents had been neighbors for a long time. After our second group, I observed two of the men (Circle members) waiting for the elevator to get back to their respective […]

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What makes life significant?

In 2014 Atul Gwande published his seminal book on end of life values and perspectives by the medical establishment. Let’s return to this except from the introduction and ask: Are we making headway in the fight to disrupt what is referred to as “the terror of isolation”? At CircleTalk, we believe that connection, belonging and […]

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Aging OUT LOUD

A ubiquitous call, finally.  At CircleTalk, there is something in the air. Organizations and companies serving older adults are reaching out to us from many directions with the same concern: how can we offer new opportunities for meaningful engagement for our clients, residents and customers? How can we build community and connection? This month, The Gerontological […]

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