"Aging Insights" - Recent Blog Posts
Provisioning Older Adults to Get Connected During Covid
It is critical to get older adults reconnected with humanity as they sit alone in their apartments and houses. The solution seems to start at using tablets, smartphones, laptops, and […]Read More
Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me … Connection is right around the corner!!!
Fast backward to March 2020 and imagine my surprise as I saw every activity and program for older adults in communities, senior centers, and every other network that provided engaging […]Read More
Compendium on Social Isolation
“Anytime that you have an opportunity to get closer to people, it’s a good thing.” says Wil, 94 and CircleTalk™ participant. “This weekly meeting gives all of us another chance […]Read More
What Makes Life Significant, and How We Can Enable Older Adults to Discover this Again
In 2014 Atul Gwande published his seminal book, Being Mortal, exploring end of life values and perspectives by the medical establishment. He says, “As people become aware of the finitude […]Read More
Letting the Force of Our Character Rise Above Our Circumstances
We regret to announce the opportunity for connection is now postponed, suspended indefinitely or cancelled…… Everywhere I look, gatherings, events, conferences and programs are either not happening in 2020 or […]Read More
Emotional Exile. Frontline Workers and Professionals Coping Inside the Loneliness Epidemic.
“… it should never be taken lightly, the essential loneliness of people …that gaping darkness…” (from Olive Again, a 2019 novel by Elizabeth Strout). This passage jumped out at me […]Read More
What Opens Your Heart?
Important Research Looks at Emotionally Satisfying Experiences and Quality Relationships. No, pondering this question is not self-obsession. This is important self-knowledge about what makes us tick, connect and thrive in […]Read More
January Virtual Training – Sold Out!
** NOTIFICATION ** We are officially sold out for our first CircleTalk™ Virtual Leader Course! Please join us for our next CircleTalk™ Virtual Leader Course coming up in May 2020. […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Mental Health while Aging – New News, Old News and Good News
What’s New News? The New News is the convergence of prolific data through research studies that says social isolation and loneliness is bad for your heart. Social isolation, especially among […]Read More