January 2019

posted 01.25.2019
By Eboni Green Some would say you learn the most about yourself when persevering through adversity. That grit, a term that speaks to strength of character, passion and resilience, as well as an ability to accomplish goals, cannot be affirmed until it is tested. Donna Marie Johnson’s grit was…
posted 01.22.2019
By Linda E. Maurice As a person who has worked in lifelong learning for the past eleven years, I have seen quite a bit of change and evolution in this retirement phenomenon. We know that a large portion of our aging, Boomer population are seeking a “different” path for their retirement pastimes. …
posted 01.15.2019
By Sandra von Doetinchem It is my greatest pleasure to contribute to the American Society on Aging as the chair of the Lifetime Education and Renewal Network (LEARN) Council. I would like to thank the whole council for their amazing work, their enthusiasm and passion in the field of lifelong…
posted 01.14.2019
By Laura M. Keyes and Cathy Boyer-Shesol Enjoying a local park, getting around your community to visit with friends, affording housing and staying actively engaged in our communities can be more challenging as we age. Barriers may exist for individuals, such as losing the ability to drive or…