Stories I'm hearing

Stories I'm hearing on the street, in the news, etc.

Rhonda loves Yo, Is This Ageist?

Yesterday this note about Yo, Is This Ageist, my Q & A blog, made my day: "I just wanted to tell you how wonderful this site is.  I am reading about so many of the things that have happened to me and upset me.  When I would talk to my family about it they just acted like I was just overly sensitive about my age, when in actuality I was being subject to ageism.  I would love to be a part of educating people so that they can understand what ageist behavior really is."

new visuals on display at the Cornelia Street Cafe last night

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Thanks to Tal Yarden for the design, Bob Stein for the tech support, Jim Barry for taking the photo, and everyone else for turning out despite the summer Sunday and the Treyvon Martin march, which I'd otherwise have been part of.  A lively discussion and excellent event. And they invited me back! (Monday 23 September at 6PM.)

finding beauty, silencing complaints — two stories

About 35 members of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) heard my talk last week as the last of a week of free workshops. RSVP “connects individuals who are 55+ to meaningful volunteer opportunities throughout New York City.” Since people who do meaningful work on a regular basis aren’t retired, RSVP is a lousy name, as director Meredith Gemeiner readily admits. But it’s a good program, the volunteers liked what I had to say, and two of them told great stories during the follow-up conversation.  

 

The Ageing Party!

That's the title of an invitation from my friend Masha Feiguinova that landed in my in-box a little while ago. It reads, "I am ageing! On April 29th I will celebrate 34 years of ageing. I would LOVE to see you, celebrate with you, hug you and toast with you. More details soon. For now please hold the evening of April xxth open. If you are partial to ageing, come to the ageing party!"

 

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