Category: Profiles

March 7, 2017

Meet the Raging Grannies: Troublemakers in Disguise

Grassroots “gaggles” of politically active older women are forming across North America.

December 27, 2016

Aging with Attitude: Queen of Swing Norma Miller

Norma Miller has been a swing dancer for just about as long as swing has been a dance. At 97, she’s busy keeping Lindy alive.

December 19, 2016

Starting Over: From Guidance Counselor to Actor

Vickie Klein took a chance after retirement — she’s now working onstage as a professional. Here’s how she did it.

November 28, 2016

Aging With Attitude: Activist Frances Goldin

Frances Goldin and her sign are well known among regulars at New York’s Pride Parade — but her activism goes further back.

November 22, 2016

How Diane Abt Built a New Life as a Professional Artist

Some people know what they want to be when they grow up, but life gets in the way. Retirement offers the opportunity to revisit childhood dreams.

October 24, 2016

Aging With Attitude: Lil Mema, AKA Abby Cohen

The 79-year-old retired professor-turned-YouTube rapper is on a mission to get out the vote — even if you don’t like the candidates.

September 6, 2016

Aging With Attitude: “Gaming Grandma” Shirley Curry

This 80-year old gamer has more than 140,000 fans on YouTube and spends much of her time communicating with them.

August 31, 2016

Split Britches Wants You to Unearth Your Potential

Writer-performers Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw are inviting seniors to help them develop a show about the dreams that we bury.

August 30, 2016

Video of the Week: Oliver Sachs’ Final Interview

Oliver Sachs died a year ago, two weeks after recording this moving, optimistic video interview on life and death.

August 29, 2016

Marna Clarke Shares Time as She Knows It

In “Time As We Know It,” a photographer and her partner explore the truths of their aging bodies.

July 1, 2016

To Live 10,000 Years: Warren Speaks His Mind

He doesn’t talk much, but this centenarian has plenty to say if you know how to listen.

June 15, 2016

To Live 10,000 Years: Arlyne’s Will to Keep on Going

Meet Arlyne, an artist with an infectious thirst for life. She’s the first centenarian in Danny Goldfield’s ambitious photo project.

May 31, 2016

A Day in the Digital Life of Joe Isaac

He’s spent the past 20 years of his retirement volunteering as his town’s senior-tech guru.

April 16, 2016

On the Road with Female Nomad Rita Golden Gelman

Approaching 80, “female nomad” Gelman says solo travel in faraway places is safer as you grow older. She should know.

April 4, 2016

Starting Over: How a Retired IT Guy Became DJ PreSkool

How do you transition to the job of your dreams post-retirement? Ask Larry Weismann, bank employee-turned-DJ.