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February 17, 2016

Linda Lavin: Making Life Choices

…equality. As far as activism is concerned, that’s behind me, but I’m always looking for ways to connect with people who would use my voice to reach out to those…

March 6, 2016

JFK’s former nurse turns 100 — plus more from the week online

…early dementia. Read it at the Daily Telegraph Activism AARP pulls an anti-ageism stunt AARP isn’t known for bold moves, which makes the organization’s recent consciousness-raising stunt all the more…

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 17, 2016

What “Active Seniors” Means Now

…Nation. Most of us figured we’d be done with activism after Election Day. We hadn’t anticipated the narrow margin that resulted, even as we saw the wide gulf between the…

April 10, 2013

Vote in the Webbys

…to the next stage, yielding up to 12 nominees in categories that include Employment, Activism, Health, News, Art, Games, Travel, Politics and the miscellaneous category called “Weird,” among many others….

August 31, 2014

99-year-old gives “celebrity seamstress” new meaning – and more from the week online

…life – she’s the only person to have slept with both Steve Jobs and Bob Dylan – and recaps her 50 years of political activism. As for the line “She’s…

April 29, 2019

New Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse

There’s a big online resource for information on anti-ageism activism….

November 17, 2015

Assisted living on a working farm, and more from the week online

…Yousafzai, Vivienne Westwood and many others in the category of activism. The criteria? impact, c ourage, i nnovation and c ompassion. Read more about the selection at Salt magazine and…

June 6, 2018

Speak out for Affordable Housing

Starting June 7, city residents can speak out about affordable housing. There are some 900,000 rent stabilized apartments in New York City housing an estimated two million New Yorkers; rent…

June 3, 2019

Q&A: Greta Schiller, director

The streets of Greenwich Village exploded with pent up anger in June, 1969 when police raided a gay bar – the Stonewall Inn; the event and the subsequent riots are…

May 7, 2018

Senior Planet and the #MeToo Movement

Recently, members of Senior Planet had the opportunity to weigh in on the #MeToo movement, the grassroots campaign to raise awareness of sexual harassment in all its forms. Online…

September 18, 2019

A Peace Corps Volunteer at 61

When Ken Shaw of San Francisco joined the Peace Corps in rural Zambia as an agriculture specialist, he was 61. “To say it was eye-opening is an understatement,” said the…

July 18, 2018

Meet a Member: Michael Butler

Michael Butler remembers playing a hard-fought tennis match during a winter indoor tennis session, gasping and straining as he returned ball after ball. Clearly something was wrong. After resting…

April 2, 2018

You’re never too old to be a space archaeologist

Doris Mae Jones recently moved from Indiana to Ohio to be closer to her sons. And although the 91-year-old has a weekly Mah Jongg game, she still has a lot…

June 14, 2019

King Lear comes to Senior Planet

On June 21, Senior Planet in Chelsea will host a new and provocative version of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, King Lear. This soap-operatic tale of jealousy, sibling rivalry, love, betrayal, and…