Category Archives: FYI

The Daily Call Sheet: A Plan by MPTF to Address the Loneliness Epidemic

A new Motion Picture & Television Fund initiative has taken up the call to combat loneliness, a condition that they report is at chronic, high levels, doubling to 40 percent over the past 40 years. Their new grassroots plan, called … Continue reading

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Are Old People Beautiful?

An interesting article in the Chicago Tribune exhorts, “Stop telling your friends they’re beautiful — it’s making them sick.” A new book by Renee Engeln entitled, Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession With Appearance Hurts Girls and Women, “explores the ways we … Continue reading

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Were You Born in 1952? A Complete Guide to Enrolling in Medicare

My Medicare Matters from the National Council on Aging offers this helpful guide to Medicare enrollment. Visit their website for more useful information.    

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On the Move: Older Adult Transportation Info Event on 4/28

On the Move Riders Club presents an Older Adult Transportation Pop-Up Event in partnership with Sherman Oaks/East Valley Adult Center on Friday, April 28th, from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM . Come learn everything there is to know about using public … Continue reading

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Age Well the Artist’s Way

Friend of EngAGE Sue Ronnenkamp, MHA, sent along this recent article in which she shares her observations about creative aging. Age Well the Artist’s Way I’m working my way through Julia Cameron’s latest version of her 12-week “Artist’s Way” course in … Continue reading

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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 Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), 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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