Not Born Yesterday

Not Born Yesterday

Not Born Yesterday is a podcast examining issues of ageism and aging. We ask the experts how to deal with the challenges and opportunities facing older Americans today and give tips and advice on staying active and involved as we age. Hosted by longtime radio producers Miriam Goodman and Lynn Winter Gross. Brought to you by NEXT Village SF, a neighborhood nonprofit providing services and support that empowers members to live independently.

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January 20, 2023 25 min
Taking a break from our more serious subjects, this episode features cabaret and jazz singer Marilyn Maye.

With over 80 years of performing behind her, she is still traveling and performing in night clubs and concert halls around the country. Discovered by Steve Allen and a Johnny Carson favorite, Maye shares her story of longevity in the world of entertainment.

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Many adult children are “breaking up” with their folks, in what has being described as an epidemic of intergenerational dysfunction. Why is this happening and what can be done for the heart broken parents who miss their adult children and never see their grandchildren?

Dr. Joshua Coleman, a psychologist and author of "Rules of Estrangement," talks about the pain on both sides and what can be done to make families whole again...
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December 23, 2022 20 min
This episode reveals the latest in online exercise designed to strengthen and promote balance. Our guest, Amanda Rees, is founder and CEO of BOLD, a scientifically based program for movement. Learn more at agebold.com.

Plus, we tell you about the Legacy Film Festival on Aging, a 10 day online film festival designed to promote the positive aspects of aging. Check out legacyfilmfestivalonaging.org

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December 9, 2022 22 min
While we don't like to think about it, we know that death is inevitable. In several states, adults who wish to control their own deaths have the option of medically assisted dying.

Our guest, Fran Johns, works with endoflifechoicesca.org, a nonprofit group that provides information, support and guidance to those seeking help when they have a terminal illness. She shares information on how to talk with your family, understanding...
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November 25, 2022 24 min
Too many older adults think technology is for younger people and definitely not for them. But many of the newest gadgets do enhance the quality of life of older adults, and many have been designed with elders in mind.

Dr. Richard Caro, of techenhancedlife.com explores the intersection of aging and technology and gives us a peek into the latest and most useful new tools for aging in place.

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November 11, 2022 22 min
More than 53 million people in this country serve as unpaid caregivers to family members and other loved ones. These unsung heroes have high rates of depression, low self esteem and loneliness and are often overwhelmed with their responsibilities.

Tanya Yarkoni, the caregiver of a daughter with many challenges, has created a program to help family caregivers "find themselves" again while continuing to cope with a role they ...
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October 28, 2022 20 min
If you are among the millions of well-traveled people who are looking for a new and enriching kind of vacation, consider volunteering in a foreign country.

Our guest, Michelle Gran of Global Volunteers explains the short programs from China to Cuba and Poland to Peru for volunteers who help provide a better life in a different part of the world. Volunteers become part of a community, explore a different culture and come home with a...
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This episode deals with looking at your life and figuring out what is important. Our guest, Dr. Jordan Grumet, is a hospice doctor who listens to the regrets of dying patients and realized that the end of life can teach us how to make every moment count.

Author of "Taking Stock", Grumet gives us a guide on how to live and die well.

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September 30, 2022 22 min
We all notice ageism, but often we don't know what to do about it. Today's guest helps us see that we tolerate, and even promote, attitudes and behaviors toward older people that we would reject and condemn if applied to any other group.

Dr. Tracey Gendren, author of Ageism Unmasked, exposes how cultural norms and unconscious prejudices have seeped into our lives, silently shaping our treatment of others based on age and ou...
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Money is a tricky subject for many of us, but no one can ignore it forever. As we age, spending can be just as confusing as saving, so it is a good idea to make sure you understand your financial needs and expectations.

Our guest, Amberly Grant, is a financial educator and believes everyone should strive for financial independence.

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When taking care of ailing loved ones becomes too hard on a family, we turn to professional caregivers. Older adults and others often hire professional help to come into their home to assist them. Who are these people, are they trained, are there standards they must meet, and how can we make the relationship between patient and caregiver better and more secure?

Vicki Hoag, CEO of the Home Care Association of America, helps us under...
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August 19, 2022 20 min
Misunderstanding the senior market is a big, costly mistake. After all, we older adults have more money to spend than younger people do and there are so many of us! But image makers like advertising agencies have been slow to understand our needs and our resistance to negative images.

Paul Flowers is an advertising executive in Dallas who created an ad agency dedicated to serving Baby Boomers with sensitive and meaningful commercia...
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Professor and geriatrician Louise Aronson, author of Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, etc., talks about how the medicalization of aging has negatively affected our later years.

Dr. Aronson provides suggestions on how we can rethink aging and work to transform medical care so that our wishes for treatment and care are respected.


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July 22, 2022 18 min
As we get older, we may notice mental and emotional changes in our friends. Didn't he tell me that story 5 times already? Isn't she reluctant to go to new places when she used to love it?

As a close friend, what is our role in supporting our friend and maintaining our relationship, changed and challenging though it may be? Our guest expert, Mary Hulme, understands the dilemma and the challenges of trying to do the right thi...
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Learning to read is a challenge for children, and many young readers need help as they begin to comprehend the basics.

Experience Corps, a volunteer-based tutoring program, helps children become great readers and older tutors become active members of their communities. The tutors feel needed and appreciated and sharing time and experiences with young students is a benefit for all.

Experience Corps program director Sandra Strang de...
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June 24, 2022 25 min
No matter how young or old you are, dating can be intimidating. It is even more stressful if you haven't dated for a long time. But it is possible to get out there again, and psychologist Wendy Lyon shares tips for older adults. Dr. Lyon says being confident and clear on what you want is the best way to begin.

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June 10, 2022 22 min
Romance scams are big business, costing victims millions of dollars a year. Lonely people are convinced that their online romance is the real thing but one must be cautious.

To avoid heartbreak and bankruptcy, listen to Glenn Fishman, Elder Abuse expert at the Institute of Aging.

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As millions of people approach retirement, for many couples, it is a bumpy transition. Miriam Goodman, author of Too Much Togetherness: Surviving Retirement As a Couple, discusses ways all of us can navigate this change in relationships and roles without anxiety.

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Learning about climate change, pollution, unsafe water and other climate issues may not be on the top of your to do list, but get to know Elders For Climate Action, a non partisan group committed to building a sustainable future with action. Our guest, Nadine Young, communications director of ECA says older adults can use our experience and wisdom to help protect the planet for all.

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May 2, 2022 23 min
As our parents or other loved ones start showing confusion or seem to forget to take care of themselves, we often find ourselves conflicted as to how to help them without being bossy or make them feel resentful.

Mary Hulme of Moonstone Geriatrics offers strategies and techniques to help elders age at home, while allowing the adult children to have peace of mind.

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