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Jan Hively

“Talking it Through” by Anne Dosher

– Posted in: Lifelong Learning

​Leaders from The World Cafe ​often refer to ​their​ beloved Anne Dosher as the “Elder” and the "Guardian of the Soul of the World Café​."​ Anne, who is now in her 90s, wrote about conversation as a life-affirming evolutionary act. Her call to action is as compelling today as it was when she wrote this

Seeing the End of Our Forever

– Posted in: Lifelong Learning

Here where I live, on a small peninsula called Cape Cod that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean from New England, negative changes in the environment are obvious. Some problems result directly from overdevelopment and careless use of natural resources – such as ground water pollution from old septic tanks and fertilizer runoff in marshes

Being is Meaningful Work

– Posted in: Positive Ageing Work & Economic Security

For many years, my mantra has been, “Meaningful work, paid or unpaid, through the last breath.” For most of that time, I’ve been thinking about work as purposeful doing. For the last 20 years, since I shifted my professional focus on life-work planning from youth to older adults, I’ve wanted to counter ageism by showcasing

Grandparents Climate Action Day

– Posted in: Community Support Lifelong Learning

Throughout human history, elders have been leaders in focusing attention on the needs of future generations. Today, around the globe, shortsighted policies have resulted in climate change that is threatening the future of our livable planet. It’s time for elders around the world to call for new energy policies that will slash greenhouse gas emissions

The Encore Movement leads by example…

– Posted in: Community Support

Back in 1960, U.S. President John F. Kennedy convened the first White House Conference on Aging with this challenge: “We’ve added years to life. Now it’s time to add life to those additional years!” A booming economy responded with a retirement living industry that supported “graying as playing.” From 1960 until now, another 15 years

Globally speaking, what do we have in common ?

– Posted in: Trends

The Pass It On Network is described as a « global exchange. »  Today, a reporter from Radio France Internationale, Alison Hird, asked me if I really believe that seniors around the world have enough in common to want to participate in an exchange.  She asked, « What’s worth it for seniors to want to talk and work