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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

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.

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