Nowadays celebration of youth dictates that only young generation is capable of enhancing their skills and trying new hobbies. University of Third Age in my home town in Poland makes a strong argument against it and proves that there is never too lat
The Star Alliance network is the leading global airline network, with the highest number of member airlines. It was established in 1997 and offers customers convenient worldwide reach and a smoother travel experience. Much like some of the best airli
In 1976 a group of graduate students and alumni from Columbia University on New York City's Upper West Side became concerned about elderly homebound neighbors who were isolated in their apartments within the community. They joined together and began
Monterey Bay Retired Senior Volunteer Program connects caring seniors age 55 and older with non-profit agencies who need volunteers. Volunteering opportunities include helping in the classroom, participating in community events, promoting public safe
One of the fastest growing trends worldwide is the deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics which is constantly transforming the way we describe and understand our cities and the connected devices within our house. For the young generation, wh
A friend of mine just shared this video with me and I was so inspired. http://www.metaspoon.com/80-year-old-salsa/ An 80yr old can partner with a young man and their complemetary skills and stregths can create something amazing. This is a visual way
Recently walking down our neighbourhood street we had a casual encounter with one of our neighbours. They were complaining about the cost of hiring a gardner who didn't even understand how to best care for their garden. But they had gotten to the poi
Brazilian kids in Liberdade wanted to speak fluent English, while senior citizens at a Chicago retirement home were looking for new friends. CNA's Speaking Exchange program put the two together over video chat, and it turned out to be a perfect match
In this past year, one of my grandma past away and the other has gotten dementia. I notice that in their old age, they have simple pleasures. Having someone talk to them and people to be around! In a family gathering, we did magic tricks and ate frui
Part of being a good mentor has to do with the ability of putting oneself in someone else's shoes. For an average 11 year old, the increasing limitations of Parkinson's disease feel very far away...not for this child.
Mentoring opportunities abound. In our local schools, our workplace, sports organizations, gardening society, foster parent programs, recent immigrants, our churches and synagogues ... no shortage of opportunities exist.
Youth today is more conne
We need to make it mandatory to keep a syllabi for teaching/coaching compulsorily about "Humanbeings Life Cycle" at ever School, College & University so that we could easily inspire and engage young people to support older adults through the mentor
Learning history is one of the most important things for us to grow, understand the and create more promising future. We learn it from the books, movies, classes, but
who could be better to tell us about the history that those who have survived it.
Having been a part of various Bay Area youth programs and having explored various senior programs, I've also noticed the age disconnect within these communities. However, it's not a one sided disadvantage-the knowledge gap goes both ways. Senior prog
A few years back, I was a bereavement volunteer for a local hospice in Virginia. I expected it to be mostly passive work, but luckily it was much more involved than that. And in fact it turned out to be more like a mentoring program than anything els
A community service program that brings together young people to help educate seniors about the internet.
The program was first initiated in 2009 by two teenaged sisters who were inspired to help other seniors, because of observing their grandpa
I visited and interviewed the director of my local Senior Community Center. I learned that we have a good center working to engage and support the seniors in out community. But, I also learned that it is quite difficult to harness the talents, know