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October 23, 2014

Video of the Week: “Forever Young” with bell hooks & Gloria Steinem

(Video link for mobile) Fast forward to 7:48 minutes if you want to skip the introduction by outgoing gender studies department head Ann Snitow. What’s the state of feminism today?…

May 11, 2014

Technology Meets Humanity: These Video Clips Are Making People Smile

…people who are miles – and generations – apart. So why not use videocam enabled computers to connect seniors in foreign high schools to seniors in American residences? Duh! It…

March 24, 2015

Video of the Week: Longevity: It Takes a City

(Video link for mobile) There’s lots of talk about how we can change our lifestyles to live longer, healthier and happier lives, but society at large plays a role, too….

May 12, 2015

Video of the Week: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Gets Candid

(Video link for mobile) “I’m so proud of having been born and bred in Brooklyn, and of what Brooklyn has become.” In this candid and free-ranging 2015 interview with MSNBC’s…

June 16, 2015

Video of the Week: Preparing to Get Alzheimer’s

(Video link for mobile) We’ve heard the stats on our likelihood of having Alzheimer’s sometime in our future, and how do most os us respond? Denial (“It won’t happen to…

July 22, 2014

Video of the Week: Seniors Give Back in Exchange for Low Rent

Video link for mobile An intergenerational housing program in Oregon has tapped funding from several sources to offer both seniors and young families a helping hand. Seniors living in the…

November 4, 2014

Video of the Week: Wu Tang Gran

Wu Tang Gran from Mandarin Film on Vimeo. Wu Ying remembers when the People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949. “We were so excited,” she says, remembering when…

March 22, 2016

Video of the Week: Going the Distance

(Video link) They’re not 100-year-old champion bodybuilders, but in “Top 5 Finalist: Going the Distance” filmmaker Jessie Beers-Altman has captured joy that these men (and one woman) in their 80s…

September 16, 2014

Video of the Week: Charlie Goes to Burning Man

…and Cezanne and Renoir couldn’t possibly dream of.” This video, by filmmaker Jan Beddegenoodts, documents his marvelous experience. (Thanks to Open Culture for pointing us to “Charlie Goes to Burning…

June 2, 2016

Video of the Week: An AirBnB Retirement

…could belong anywhere…. We made friends all along the way” This 14-minute video — admittedly, something of a pitch for AirBnB — the Campbells describe how they went about it,…

January 13, 2013

Linky Sunday: Sodas Linked to Senior Depression, Flu and a Panda Video Go Viral…

…the learnings from another study about the benefits of exercise for older women. Read about it by clicking here. Cute alert: The viral video of the weekend was this one…

February 17, 2015

Video of the Week: Styling With Attitude

(Video link for mobile) Ilona Royce Smithkin is best known as one of the “Advanced Style” ladies – a stylish senior who came into the limelight after Ira Seth Cohen…

January 6, 2015

Video of the Week: Beautiful By Night

Beautiful By Night from James Hosking on Vimeo. “I’m popular. I think part of it is my age… My age informs who I am. There’s very little that I…

November 11, 2016

Leonard Cohen: A Video Tribute

…honest wrestling with life and its end. We’ll leave you with two videos: This dance remix of “You Want it Darker” — because like love, dancing may be one of…

May 5, 2015

Video of the Week: It Takes Villages

Are you among the majority of older Americans who want to stay put as they grow older? How do you plan to cope when it gets harder to take…