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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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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. Brought to you by NEXTVillageSF.orgNEXT Village SF is a neighborhood nonprofit providing services and support that empowers members to live independently.
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.Learn more at drjoshuacoleman.comBrought to you by NEXTVillageSF.orgNEXT Village SF is a neighborhood nonprofit providing services and support that empowers members to live independently.
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.orgBrought to you by NEXTVillageSF.orgNEXT Village SF is a neighborhood nonprofit providing services and support that empowers members to live independently.
Choosing the End

Choosing the End

2022-12-0922:39

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 the process, and reminds us that we do have control, even at the end.Brought to you by NEXTVillageSF.orgNEXT Village SF is a neighborhood nonprofit providing services and support that empowers members to live independently.
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.Brought to you by NEXTVillageSF.orgNEXT Village SF is a neighborhood nonprofit providing services and support that empowers members to live independently.
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 were unprepared to hold. Integrative Caregiving offers online support and coaching to help caregivers find happiness and ways to thrive. Brought to you by NEXTVillageSF.orgNEXT Village SF is a neighborhood nonprofit providing services and support that empowers members to live independently.
On The Road Again

On The Road Again

2022-10-2820:49

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 greater understanding of the world. No special skills required! Check out globalvolunteers.orgBrought to you by NEXTVillageSF.orgNEXT Village SF is a neighborhood nonprofit providing services and support that empowers members to live independently.
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.Brought to you by NEXTVillageSF.orgNEXT Village SF is a neighborhood nonprofit providing services and support that empowers members to live independently.
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 our own misconceptions about aging—and about ourselves. She gives tips on how to destroy the myths of aging and lead a full life at any age.Brought to you by NEXTVillageSF.orgNEXT Village SF is a neighborhood nonprofit providing services and support that empowers members to live independently.
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. Brought to you by NEXTVillageSF.orgNEXT Village SF is a neighborhood nonprofit providing services and support that empowers members to live independently.
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 understand the issue from both perspectives.Brought to you by NEXTVillageSF.orgNEXT Village SF is a neighborhood nonprofit providing services and support that empowers members to live independently.
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 commercials. He talks about his successes and his failures and how older consumers need to push for change. Brought to you by NEXTVillageSF.orgNEXT Village SF is a neighborhood nonprofit providing services and support that empowers members to live independently.
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.Brought to you by NEXTVillageSF.orgNEXT Village SF is a neighborhood nonprofit providing services and support that empowers members to live independently.
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 thing for our friends.Brought to you by NEXTVillageSF.orgNEXT Village SF is a neighborhood nonprofit providing services and support that empowers members to live independently.
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 describes the program and two volunteers share their reasons for participation.Brought to you by NEXTVillageSF.orgNEXT Village SF is a neighborhood nonprofit providing services and support that empowers members to live independently.
Never Too Old For Love

Never Too Old For Love

2022-06-2425:12

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.Brought to you by NEXTVillageSF.orgNEXT Village SF is a neighborhood nonprofit providing services and support that empowers members to live independently.
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. Brought to you by NEXTVillageSF.orgNEXT Village SF is a neighborhood nonprofit providing services and support that empowers members to live independently.
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. Brought to you by NEXTVillageSF.orgNEXT Village SF is a neighborhood nonprofit providing services and support that empowers members to live independently.
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. Brought to you by NEXTVillageSF.orgNEXT Village SF is a neighborhood nonprofit providing services and support that empowers members to live independently.
Parenting our Parents

Parenting our Parents

2022-05-0223:06

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. Brought to you by NEXTVillageSF.orgNEXT Village SF is a neighborhood nonprofit providing services and support that empowers members to live independently.
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