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Earth Day Q&A: Peter Harnik

Peter Harnik, now retired, was one of the first leaders of Environmental Action, the non-profit formed by the organizers of Earth Day. He was also longtime director of the Center for City Park Excellence at the Trust for Public Land. Debbie Galant, a regular Senior Planet writer who worked for Environmental Action in the late…

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Meet the Member: Calvin Ramsey

Becoming a writer was a decades-long dream for playwright Calvin Ramsey.  Although he worked hard to get published in his early 20s, nothing came of his efforts. He pursued satisfying work in advertising, marketing and insurance sales, but the dream lingered. Then in 2001, the unexpected happened. During an airport holdover at Boston’s Logan International Airport,…

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Empty nest? Q&A with the Gypsy Nesters

David and Veronica James took a unique approach to the empty nest syndrome.  They were already adventurous, having raised three kids on St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, but when their youngest graduated, they wanted to return to the States and catch up with old friends and relatives.  They sold their condo, bought a beat…

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Meet the Member: Richard Berger

“Manhattan is my backyard,” says Staten Islander Richard Berger, who worked in the city for 30 years as a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier and driver.  “I still come in almost daily.”  Richard and wife Roberta, both retirees, have an active schedule and enjoy taking classes together. “We can talk about what we’re learning,” he…

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Q&A: Just Getting Started with Morgan Freeman

One might argue that Morgan Freeman, 80, has been making movies about retirement since the start of his career, steering into the spotlight as Jessica Tandy’s patient chauffeur in Driving Miss Daisy in 1989. Since then he’s danced around senior stories with Jack Nicholson in The Bucket List and with Bruce Willis in Red, last…

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A year of “Aging with Attitude”

Learning the different ways, approaches and thoughts about “aging with attitude” from our interviewees is a gift that keeps on giving with each new profile. Here’s a quick summary of the gifts of wise words and advice about ‘Aging with Attitude” from our featured profile subjects over the past year.   Joan Ditzion:   Aging with…

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Cancer Schmancer: Q&A with Fran Drescher

After surviving cancer 17 years ago, actress Fran Drescher found her “life’s mission.” She set up the Cancer Schmancer Movement to promote proactive health care and toxin-free living. “Turning pain into purpose is extremely healing,” she says. “Senior Planet” caught up “The Nanny” star as she helped launch Healthline’s “State of Cancer” study, exploring how…

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Q & A with “Big Sonia”

At just 4 ft. 8 in. tall, Sonia Warshawski can barely see above her leopard print steering wheel as she drives herself to work. The 92-year-old great grandmother runs a tailor’s shop in Kansas City, where she dispenses words of wisdom and fashion advice to customers.  In her spare time, she reduces hardened criminals to…

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