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#RaisingHell: A Conversation With Carmen Gilda

If you’re a TV, radio, or movie buff, you may have heard of Gilda Mirós. The 80-year-old trailblazer has been an inspiring fixture in film and broadcasting for some 50 years. An award-winning veteran of Latin American broadcasting in the United States, she went to Vietnam as a presenter with the USO during the Vietnam War.…

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Entrepreneur Fair

Senior Entrepreneurs

Although entrepreneurs in their teens or twenties get all the attention, a recent US Census Bureau study reveals that 60-year-olds are three times as likely to found a successful start-up than people half their age. The ability to raise funds and actually turn a good idea into reality plays a big part, but there’s a special…

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Meet the Member: Muriel Beach

Senior Planet member Muriel Beach has been an activist for 70 years. She’s fought for civil rights, women’s rights, gay rights, human rights, equal pay, and health care. She’s fought for protecting Medicare and Medicaid, protested the Vietnam War, and helped AIDS patients when others wouldn’t. More recently, the 90-year-old trailblazer has devoted her time…

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Still More Adventurous Aging

What does it mean to age adventurously?   Here are still more examples culled from Pinterest and elsewhere of how people are aging with attitude. Make a clothing statement No less an authority than Coco Chanel said “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”  Could it be that fashion isn’t necessarily what…

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Give this Giving Tuesday

The newest addition to the roster of holiday events has no calories and doesn’t require fighting crowds in stores…and makes your community a better place. #GivingTuesday, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), comes on November 27 this year. It is a counterweight to the commercialization and consumerism that engulfs us after Thanksgiving.  This global…

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Can you picture Gratitude? Try here

Practicing gratitude is one of the most powerful tools to increase joy and happiness in your life. It’s also good for your health by lowering blood pressure and heart rate, and by improving sleep, resiliency, and self-esteem.  Want to learn how to do it more than once a year?  Try one of these videos: The…

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Need a favor Post-Op?

Whether you need a colonoscopy, an eye operation, a hip or a knee replacement, or back surgery, there’s usually one common denominator: you need a ride home, because the anesthesia has to wear off. And you may also need some at-home help to recover. If you’re married or co-habitating, your partner typically gets the chauffeuring…

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Model home made of money

Tech can turn an extra room into extra $$

When Irene Carr-Zalusky and her husband Paul moved to San Diego 15 years ago, they found a property with a cottage in the backyard that made a perfect “mother-in-law” suite for her aging parents. But her parents eventually moved to Washington State to live with another sister.  When Irene retired in 2017, it occurred to…

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