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October 23, 2020 51 min
Join this Aging GreatFULLy power-hour of enlightYOUment as we welcome guest, Dr. Thelma Reese, co-author of How Seniors Are Saving the World, for an empowering dialogue on how older adults are also some of today’s boldest experts, activists and leaders! In her book, co-authored with BJ Kittredge, they share inspiring true stories of seniors working with vigor and purpose. And they argue that instead of thinking of the 60’s and beyond as the twilight years, that instead, this is the time to shine in the spotlight and take your stage!
Tune into this inspiring episode as Reese shares why retirement should be UNretirement, why exiling seniors to nursing homes is not only dangerous, it’s our loss, how volunteerism is being transformed by older adults and how purpose and meaning are recharging love and intimacy for seniors. We even unpack in great detail the damaging ramifications of ageism—both how it’s not only counterproductive as a society—but how it insidiously makes its way into our own lives in ways we may not even be aware.
Dr. Thelma Reese is also the author of The New Senior Woman and the New Senior Man and creator of the blog, She’s a retired professor of English and Education, the former spokesperson for Hooked on Phonics, and has long been active in national and Philadelphia-based educational and cultural initiatives. Her book, co-authored with BJ Kittredge, How Seniors Are Saving the World: Retirement Activism to the Rescue, is available on Amazon or her website where you can connect with her and learn more about her passion driven work.
Listeners will enjoy every moment of this soul-enriching hour as we remind everyone that age is just a number, we may be growing older but that doesn’t mean we’re old, and seniors are definitely not fragile; but we are certainly fabulous, incredibly resourceful, and absolutely not fading into irrelevance anytime soon!
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