I am finding that Twitter is becoming a more important part of my social media diet.
Most readers know that I endorse a developmental perspective on age and aging. Here are a few of the data points that led me to hold that position.
Last week Dr. Bill Thomas was interviewed by a documentary crew working on a very special film. I think ChangingAging readers will want to check this out: Old On Purpose Trailer from David Carey on Vimeo. We are living longer and a wave of Baby Boomers is approaching the shores of the “aged” demographic. We […]
How big is the gap between generations? The winning film from the Assisted Living Federation of America’s International Short Film contest poignantly captures how much we have to gain if we can just bridge that gap:
ChangingAging readers — the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) needs our help. In honor of Older Americans Month, AoA has launched a social networking initiative aimed at fostering engagement between the generations by way of an online video challenge “Connecting Generations.” The Video Challenge seeks to bring together multiple generations to create videos featuring the roles elders […]
A couple years ago ChangingAging and our readers campaigned to challenge the Oprah Show to fully embrace aging in all its beauty, challenges and complexity. In particular Dr. Bill asked Oprah to find a place on her show for elders and those who care for them to explore a better way of aging. We asked […]
From ChangingAging on LinkedIn: There are so few examples of ageless marketing with a powerful message that great ones are worth sharing. Take a look at this video…did you “feel” good about aging? — Richard Ambrosius Perhaps it’s the subtitles or the vintage motorcycles reminding me of my beloved 1971 CB750. Whatever it is, […]
Last week I had my picture taken by an extremely talented photographer from an excellent photography agency, both of whom we will leave unnamed. A rep from the photo agency claimed to have visited ChangingAging.org to learn more about me. I found that claim doubtful when I received this email regarding options for touching-up my […]
Last week we took a look at people who dare to go gray, this week it’s a Malaysian politician who denies that he dyed his hair gray in order to win votes. The chief minister of the state of Selangor, Mohamad Khir Toyo, rejected allegations that he had coloured his hair grey to give himself […]
From the comments, Tropigal notes… I want skin that is supple and relatively free of age spots, without being obsessive about it. I interviewed a topnotch dermatologist in my 20s, when I was reporter and seeking a fountain of youth for my skin. He was an older man with a beautiful complexion. He said he […]
As editor of ChangingAging.org, I’ve been helping Bill harness the power of social media and the web to spread the message that there are positive alternatives to the declinist, anti-aging paradigms that dominate our society. Starting today, I’d like to share some of our social media techniques and strategies in a regular weekly blog post. […]
Testimony of the power of elders from the diary of Crystal Eyes on www.DailyKos.com: Last night we went to Adam Smith’s (D) WA-9 town hall in Lakewood Washington. The event was held at the local high school football stadium with an estimated crowd of 2,000 people. ******************************************************************** Then an incident happened that I will never […]