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From water pumps in drought stricken Cape Town to floods and howling blizzards on Cape Cod

– Posted in: Community Support

Jan Hively, our co-founder, has just lived through four successive nor’-easters that hammered the East Coast of the U.S. mercilessly, wreaking havoc and leaving people isolated. Margie van Zyl Chapman, our network liaison from CommonAge is surviving drought-stricken Cape Town. After the third successive year of no winter rains, the city is down to severe

What names are they calling us now?

– Posted in: Trends

A Forbes Magazine contributor, Howard Gleckman, has started a New Year’s debate on what to call old people. He says that we’ve tried senior citizens, seniors, the elderly, elders, retirees, and even “gerontos.”  He mostly uses the term “older adults” that appears to be catching on.  But he does not find that term entirely satisfying. 

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

On the Move

– Posted in: Lifelong Learning Positive Ageing

House-sitting in the Second Half of Life Meg is our Country Liaison for New Zealand. “We think we would love you to sit for us. But we need you to know we are not a pristine / new / ultra tidy lifestyle block! Dogs sometimes run through the house...the big back yard is completely overgrown

We Find Meaning in Sharing Our Gifts

– Posted in: Work & Economic Security

I had a very stimulating exchange with our Pass It On Network Liaison from Arizona, Barbara Penn-Atkins, a Coach, Speaker, Workshop Facilitator and Author. You won't believe how thirsty we all are for meaning in our lives, said Barbara, who never ceases to be amazed at the reaction she gets when she talks about self