Category Archives: FYI

Just for Fun: Help the National Museum of American History Transcribe Phyllis Diller’s Jokes

Recently, pianist Jim Maurer was a guest on an Experience Talks radio show entitled, “Active Octogenarians.”  He talked about meeting and becoming friends with another classically trained, fine pianist when he was a college student in Ohio — Phyllis Diller. He … Continue reading

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L.A. Adult Residents: Get a High School Diploma

We’ve posted in the past about advanced learning opportunities for older adults, but not everyone is ready for them. Some adults missed the opportunity to complete high school and would like to change that situation. Fortunately, the Los Angeles Public Library … Continue reading

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Shop at Amazon and Support EngAGE

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will … Continue reading

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Tim Carpenter’s TED Talk

Have you ever listened to EngAGE Founder and Executive Director Tim Carpenter’s excellent TED Talk? In 2011, he explained EngAGE in an informative and entertaining presentation to a very receptive audience. Take a look! It’s eleven minutes well spent.   … Continue reading

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Older Drivers: When Is It Time to Give Up Your Keys?

As this post from NextAvenue states, “Physical changes can compromise safety, but a car means independence.” Interesting statistics are presented here, and plenty of food for thought. But when is it time to give up your keys? AARP has a … Continue reading

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Tim Carpenter at Age Without Borders Virtual Summit – Friday, March 3rd

Don’t miss EngAGE Founder and Executive Director Tim Carpenter on Day 6 at the Age Without Borders Virtual Summit, which continues to tackle more issues of interest and concern to older people. If you haven’t been participating, it’s not too … Continue reading

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Reinventing Yourself: Marc Freedman of Encore.Org Knows How

Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of, and friend of EngAGE, has literally written the book on reinventing yourself: The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife. Hailed by the New York Times as “the voice of aging baby boomers … Continue reading

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Presidents Day: Become a Citizen Archivist for the National Archives

There are millions of digitized pages of records in the catalog of the National Archives, all freely available to the public. Transcription is an important way for them to improve search results and increase accessibility to those historical records. You can help make … Continue reading

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Senior Hunger and the National Council on Aging SNAP Fact Sheet

Over 4 million low-income adults over age 60 rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to stay healthy and make ends meet. On average, they receive $108 per month to help put food on the table. Click here to … Continue reading

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Seniors in Encinitas, CA, Retirement Home Walk in Solidarity with Women’s March

On January 21st, approximately 50 seniors at Seacrest Village Retirement Center marched around their retirement home, the same day hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets across the country in support of women’s rights.  Alice Morawetz, the 88-year-old … Continue reading

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