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Senior Hunger: America’s Best-Kept Secret

Posted: 04/12/2017 by | No Comments

More than 10 million older adults in the U.S. face the threat of hunger every day. If you’re surprised by that statistic, you’re not alone. Even though senior hunger exists in every community across the country, it’s one of America’s best-kept secrets. That’s why AARP Foundation has designated April as Senior Hunger Awareness Month: to […]

Dr. King’s Other Dream

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Posted: 01/13/2017 by | Comments Off on Dr. King’s Other Dream

When we think of Martin Luther King Jr. — as we should, not only today but throughout the year — we most often think of him in the context of the Civil Rights Movement. Selma. Birmingham. The 1963 March on Washington, his voice reverberating across the National Mall with a cry to “let freedom ring.” […]

One Word for a New Year: The Power of “Connect”

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Posted: 01/11/2017 by | Comments Off on One Word for a New Year: The Power of “Connect”

The new year is a time to reflect and set goals. Instead of making New Year’s resolutions, I have decided to choose one word to live by in 2017 — a word that will inform my thinking both personally and professionally and serve as my mantra for the year. “Connect.” It’s a word with broad […]

A Lesson in Resilience: Older Women Workers Still Struggle with Stereotypes

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Posted: 01/05/2017 by | Comments Off on A Lesson in Resilience: Older Women Workers Still Struggle with Stereotypes

In 1901, Annie Taylor was the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and live to tell the tale. Sadly, no one was there to listen. Why do I want you to know Annie Taylor’s story? Because it’s more than the account of a daredevil stunt. There is something quintessentially American about […]