“How did we arrive at this moment?” Dr. Bill Thomas asked journalist and marketing PR consultant Marsha Felton for a cover story profile in the summer issue of Active Over 50.
In a wide-ranging interviewing, Bill articulates the arrival of the Post War Generation into the next chapter of life and shares his unwavering vision for exploring life after adulthood. He discusses with Felton his pioneering work transforming health care and improving quality of life for older adults. And on the heals of this national Second Wind Tour and book release, they discuss Bill’s efforts to combat a culture obsessed with youth.
In the course of writing this story Marsha Felton came across one of my favorite videos of Bill from way back in 2009 — “Hello Oprah” — in which Bill makes the case that elders and the people who care for them deserve a place on Oprah’s show. Marsha loved the video and launched a new campaign on her blog asking fans to tell Oprah that elders still deserve a place on her new network, OWN. If you agree, please contact OWN via Marsha’s blog post and share it with friends! Tell Oprah that her audience wants and needs to hear from voices like Bill Thomas and, more importantly, the voices of elders who are central to their lives and communities.