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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

You, too, could start a TTN chapter

– Posted in: Community Support

Historically women have bonded together in groups to support and learn from each other. If the need and momentum is there, some grassroots groups grow into organizations. The Transition Network evolved from a small group of women who came together to talk about needing support and connection to navigate life transitions. The spirit of that group

I love Japan

– Posted in: Community Support Lifelong Learning

Moira Allan shares her meeting of a country and of ACAP – the Active Aging Consortium of Asia Pacific I’ve just returned from Japan. What an experience. What a discovery. I loved the country, the cleanliness, the organization and the thought that goes into everything – take a train and you’ll find platform level access,

Wrinkled Wisdom

– Posted in: Lifelong Learning

My grandfather, Harvey Saunders, spent his life working out-of-doors as a lumberjack and forest ranger. As he aged, his elegant, strong and gentle hands developed creases, lines and dark spots. These huge, graceful and richly textured hands fascinated me. They exuded wrinkled wisdom. Because of him, I have photographed the elegance and majesty expressed in

Age Friendly Work in China

– Posted in: Community Support Lifelong Learning

Pass It On’s co-founder, Jan Hively, spoke about the topic “Advocacy Leadership for Active, Positive Aging” at two December workshops about “Age-Friendly Work” that were convened by academic leaders in Shanghai and Hangzhou, China, sponsored by Ford Foundation China. Jan wrote from China: “In this rapidly aging world, all of us around the globe share

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

Who me, ageist?

– Posted in: Lifelong Learning

I’m an activist working to end ageism: discrimination and stereotyping on the basis of age. I’ve been blogging about it since 2007 at This Chair Rocks, where you can find my bio and my research; I give talks; and I’m the voice of YoIsThisAgeist?, a Q&A blog. (Go ahead, ask me.) I want to see

How Shareable Amplifies the Global Sharing Movement

– Posted in: Community Support Lifelong Learning

The Pass It On Network invited Cat Johnson from Shareable, an award-winning nonprofit news, action and connection hub for the emerging sharing transformation, to tell us about this global movement that is impacting ever part of society. She gives us 10 simple, practical examples of how anyone can join in and start making a difference today.

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