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Top 15 Positive Aging Discussions and Podcasts - Greatest Hits

Top 15 Positive Aging Discussions and Podcasts - Greatest Hits

Since March 2020 over 30,000 people have attended our live & interactive discussions on a wide variety of topics featuring experts and thought leaders from all over the world! The Greatest Hits list below is based on registrations, 

As you look at our Greatest Hits list, you can get a glimpse of the topics of interest to our community. Solo Aging, Technology, Diversity & Inclusion, Ageism, End of Life, and Universal Design all top the list. However, the beauty of our platform is that we will continue to host discussions on topics that might not be as "popular" but can be even more meaningful and engaging to our community. Recent discussions on Psychedelics for Alzheimer's or Introduction to Pickleball are great examples!  We hope you enjoy our greatest hits and click here to see all of our recordings and what we have planned.

  1. Solo Aging Discussion with the author of Who Will Take Care Of Me When I’m Old? and the best-seller, The Complete Eldercare Planner  Joy Loverde has a reputation for being a path carver and visionary. Joy is the author of the "Who Will Take Care Of Me When I’m Old?" and "The Complete Eldercare Planner." The American Medical Association says, “It’s the best book we’ve seen.”  
  2. Discussion with the award-winning author of STUPID THINGS I WON'T DO WHEN I GET OLD - SPECIAL EVENT presented by Montcordia  a humorous, irreverent, and poignant look at the gifts, stereotypes, and inevitable challenges of aging Steven Petrow is an award-winning journalist and book author who is best known for his Washington Post and New York Times essays on aging, health, and civility.  
  3. Amazon CareHub Voice Tech Discussion with Dr. Galina Reitz  Amazon has rolled out the Care Hub, a set of FREE Alexa features you can use to remotely check in on older relatives in their homes. Dr. Reitz has published on various topics including Voice Technology in Supporting Older persons with cognitive impairments, Person-Centered Technology and Quality of Life, Narratives of Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Supporting Caregivers and Care Recipients after the Onset of Cognitive Impairment with Home Based Technology. 
  4. Hospital Case Management in COVID-19 and Beyond Discussion with James Meenan is the Director of Case Management at Virginia Hospital Center. Get an overview on the inner workings of a case management department during the COVID crisis and how senior serving professionals can best serve our clients before, during and after a transition to a hospital or medical center. 
  5. Discussion with TV Show Host Matt Paxton - Hoarders and Legacy List Matt Paxton is one of the top hoarding experts in the country and a featured cleaner on the hit television show HOARDERS. Matt is the host of the new downsizing show Legacy List with Matt Paxton that will air on Public Television
  6. Panel Discussion on Solo Aging Studies show that 22 percent of Americans age 65+ are at risk for becoming “solo agers” or "elder orphans". We discuss challenges and brainstorm solutions on this important and popular discussion topic! Featuring: Carol Marak, Author Solo and Smart 
  7. Reinventing the "Senior Center"  Learn how an award-winning innovative center was conceptualized, designed, and opened to support healthy aging through social engagement, physical well-being, civic involvement, creativity, and lifelong learning! 
  8. Discussion with Dr. Bill Thomas  A discussion with Dr. Bill Thomas, author, entrepreneur, musician, teacher, farmer and physician whose wide-ranging work explores the terrain of human aging. Founder of The Eden Alternative, Creator of The Green House®, Minka building system and MAGIC (Multi-Ability, multi-Generational, Inclusive Communities) 
  9. Marketing Masterminds: Defining Your Client & Referral Source Profiles The secret to effective marketing strategy has always been knowing who your client and referral sources are and getting more just like them. 
  10. Older Adults Technology Services and Senior Planet Learn about this innovative platform that provides training, technology, engagement and purpose to thousands of older adults nationwide! 
  11. Discussion with the author of AGEISM UNMASKED Dr. Tracey Gendron A nationally recognized gerontologist and speaker uncovers ageism’s roots, impact, and how each of us can create a new reality of elderhood” 
  12. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Senior Living Discussion Recent events in which Americans have called for respect, tolerance, inclusion and equity have been the catalyst for change, reflection and empathy. This topic effects those of us who work in senior living and the clients and families we serve.  
  13. Ethical and Practical Considerations Regarding End of Life Decisions  Discussion that explores the ethical and practical considerations regarding the right to end our lives on our own terms. Special focus will be given to understanding what is a “Good Death” and how to achieve one within the US end-of-life care system. 
  14. Discussion with Aging Expert and Author Lisa M. Cini  Conversation with Lisa M. Cini, regarded as a leading Alzheimer's and senior living design expert with a focus on technology and intergenerational connections. 
  15. Homes that Make Life Easier & Support Aging in Place: The Universal Design Living Laboratory Take a behind-the-scenes virtual tour of the top-rated universal design home in North America, the Universal Design Living Laboratory with Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. is a powerful, internationally recognized expert on accessible and universal design.

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