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“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

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

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