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Seniority Authority will answer your questions on all aspects of aging well, from fitness to finance, brain health to downsizing, isolation to insurance, and more.

Changing How You Think About Aging

"What matters is that you have a practice, and you have a way every day to move yourself." Award-winning photographer David Stewart ditches the camera, picks up a megaphone, and…

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Staying Fit at Any Age

"Stress is the main precursor to illness."   Can you stay fit at any age? Rico Caveglia shares his top ten secrets on how to stay fit at any age,…

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Episode 45: How Your Attitude Can Change Your Experience of Aging Patricia D’Antonio

"For those with a strong biomarker or gene for Alzheimer's- when you have positive outlook on aging, you are 50% less likely to develop Alzheimer's than those with a negative…

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Episode 44-Navigating Grief and Bereavement: A Guide with Dr. Toni Miles

"Talking about your own passing isn't morbid." Summary Is it just me, or do you find it hard to know what to say or do when someone dies? It’s the…

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Ep. 43: How Singing Can Help with COPD and Parkinson’s

" It's a very vulnerable thing to sing. The instrument is you."  Summary: If you're like most adults, the only time you can be caught singing is alone in the…

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Ep. 42: A Filmmaker’s View: Achieving Your Lifelong Dream After 65

“Older women shouldn’t feel invisible.” Summary: On today’s episode, we talk about what inspired Melissa’s debut documentary “Beyond Sixty”, her day with M. Night Shyamalan, and some sneak peeks about…

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Ep. 41: Life by Choice, Not Chance; How to Live in Alignment with Your Values

"What outcomes are you really after, and what do you believe about obtaining those outcomes." Summary: What happens after you have achieved your life goals, and don’t know how to…

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Ep. 40: From Paycheck to Purpose: The Path to a Meaningful Next Chapter

"Having a purpose in your life and figuring out what it is you want to accomplish is so important." Summary: Planning for retirement is a conversation that could include anything…

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Ep. 39: Change Your Home to Change Your Life

"You have to potentially acknowledge that where you live currently actually isn't the best place for you." Summary: Research shows that 70% of our longevity is dictated by our lifestyle…

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Ep. 38: Medicaid: A How-To Guide

"Start the planning process early. And, get help. Get advice from someone who does elder law work, as well as your investment advisor and your accountant." Summary: What happens if…

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Ep. 37: It’s Not a Burden: The Humor and Heartache of Raising Elderly Parents with Michelle Boyaner

"I didn't want to just tell our story, I wanted to ask other's to share theirs." Summary: As we have talked about before, caring for our elderly parents has some…

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Ep. 36: Wisdom on Aging from New York Times Columnist, Paula Span

"Young is not a compliment, old is not an insult, it's just where you happen to be in the life cycle." Summary: The world is changing quickly around aging—how can…

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Ep. 35: Aging With Intention: Purposeful Longevity

  "Purposeful longevity is framed around empowerment, engagement, experience, and education. It's not driven by deficits, it's about thriving."  Summary: Around the topics of aging and senior care, “the future”…

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Ep. 34: What Women Need Now – to Live a Long, Healthy Life

"What do you not want to have happen in the next five years, then have that conversation, because that's the time to do it." Summary: Do you wish for someone,…

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Ep. 33: Family Dynamics: A Mediator’s Guide to Better Conversations

"Sometimes we don't have a lot of time and we're forced to make decisions, but I think the more that we can have these decisions before we reach a crisis,…

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Ep. 32: Aging Well, Letting Go & Unexpected Happiness: An 80 Year Old’s View

"People need to understand how aging has changed and that it is quite different from what we expected and what we were taught... we have to do a lot of…

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Ep. 31: Services for Older Adults and How to Access

"I want us to think about healthy aging, and what changes we could realistically undertake to make our communities more accessible to all." Summary: What happens if you're an older…

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Ep. 30: Surprising Scientific Data on Longevity and Health

"Long-term relationships, social networks, and helping others are more likely to enhance your life." Summary: What if we had an insight into real data - that revealed successful paths to…

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Ep. 29: Solo Agers: The Keys to Planning Your Life in Retirement

"The social, the legal, and the financial are the most important aspects of being a healthy solo ager." Summary: Want to learn valuable information and suggestions for how to age…

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Ep. 28: Community During COVID: What We Learned

"The deeper meaning of a community goes beyond the beautiful buildings, gorgeous spaces, and beautiful rooms and dining rooms. It is more of moving into a smaller home to live…

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Ep. 27: A Conversation with Arthur Brooks on Reimagining the Second Half of Life

"The second curve is all about sharing. It's all about putting wisdom together in people's lives, that can create value in their lives." Summary: For many, finding meaning in the…

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Ep. 26: Finding Community, Purpose, and Peace of Mind

"You're not putting the burden of decision-making on your children or your spouse - you're not waiting for a crisis." Summary: What do most older adults want? Community, purpose, and…

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Ep. 25: Stories that Shape Us

"We need to see each other's humanity. If you see someone else as being your equal, that helps us to ease some of the hardships and the pain we're seeing…

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Ep. 24: Solo and Smart: Tips for Aging Alone

"Be patient with yourself, find ways to give yourself the best self-care possible, and treat yourself exceptionally." Summary: As people age, the dynamics of a family invariably change. In the…

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Ep. 23: The 411 on Long Term Care Insurance

"The emotional challenge of a health care crisis is much easier to handle when the financial challenge has been addressed." Summary: As we age, there can be significant expenses associated…

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Bonus Ep. 4: What’s New About Growing Old – the Future of Aging

"We are carrying on the good work in communities all across the country, making sure older people have a good place and the opportunity to grow old well." Summary: What’s…

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Ep. 22: How Giving Back Can Change Your Life

"When you get to that point, you start imagining and say, 'This is really exciting, I can't wait to retire, I can't wait to do all of the things I've…

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Ep. 21: The Best-Kept Secret in Aging Services

"Our whole goal as care managers is to keep people out of the hospital and out of crisis situations." Summary: Are you feeling overwhelmed by the difficult challenges associated with…

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Bonus Ep. 3: When Your Parent Needs Help, A Physician’s Guide

"This is an opportunity for you to learn more about your parent...ultimately this is the most beautiful thing any of us do in life, is to connect with other people…

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Ep. 20: The Brain Game: How to Make Positive Brain Changes Now

"When people are more socially active, they tend to manage stress better, their immune system works better, they tend to have fewer medical problems, and also their brains tend to…

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Ep. 19: Flipping the Script About Ageism

"Aging is not just something annoying old people do. It's something we embark on the day we're born." Summary: AGEISM sucks and it has us brainwashed to believe all sorts…

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Bonus Ep. 2: Seth Rogen Wants to Change Your Brain

"If we can get people talking about brain health and prevention the same way we are talking about heart health, and it becomes mainstream, then we can really move the…

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Ep. 18: Predicting the Future: Changes Ahead for Retirees Today

"When you look at just some of these statistics and trends for the aging population, there are some realities that reinforce even more the need to really think about planning…

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Ep. 17: Skydiving and Sassy Women: Empowering Women 50+

"I always say, don't put me in a box. Because if you do, it better have a door on it, because I'm not staying in there. I'll break it down."…

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Ep. 16: Change: Why We Fear It and How to Embrace It

"We don't really fear change. We fear loss...it's the loss of rote in a number of different areas, the loss of our status or our identity, our independence.” Summary: If…

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Ep. 15: Planning for Retirement with Intention and Purpose

"The reason we start with setting your top 10 values is because your values will lead to what you want your life to look like, what you want to spend…

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Ep. 14: Not Your Parents’ Retirement: What’s Different About Aging Today?

"The biggest liability people have for their health, safety, and finances is their house." Redefining Successful Aging: From the creation of the Social Security Act of the 1930s to the…

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Ep. 13: Jeremy Dabor: The 20-Something Who’s Revolutionizing Retirement

"Most people spend longer planning a two-week vacation than they do for their entire retirement." Revolutionizing Retirement: How many college sophomores drop out of school to live in a nursing…

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Bonus Episode 1: Can Science Slow Aging? Fighting on a New Biological Frontier

"It's this accumulation of problematic cells that drive the aging process. And by getting rid of them, we can stave off a whole range of the problems of old age."…

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Finding Meand and Purpose in Retirement

Ep. 12: Finding Meaning and Purpose in Retirement with Kathy Anderson

"What we do and the titles we are given and the roles we are given, they are not our own skin... I think there is this really discomforting, unsettling, energizing,…

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Ep. 11: The Most Important Legal Documents You Need as You Age – and Why They Matter

“And I think by the time you're between 40 and 50, it's really critical that you get these affairs in order and you make sure you have a will and…

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Ep. 10: How Boomers are Changing Retirement with Matt Thornhill, author of Boomer Consumer

"A hundred years ago the average lifespan was 45 years. Now it's 75 years. Boomers have reached this stage of life, let's say age 60 or 65, and they have…

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Ep. 9: How to Talk with Your Parents (or Kids) about Aging – Tips from a Mayo Clinic Expert

“It all begins with the realization that our parents are aging. They are not invincible. They’re not immortal, they’re aging. And we have issues to face.” How to Talk About…

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Ep. 8: What You Can do TODAY to Strengthen Your Memory for the Future

“Dementia does not discriminate, so it does not matter how bright a person you are or how much life experience you have or what your occupation may have been. Everybody…

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Ep. 7: Defining Assisted Living and Other Levels of Long-Term Care

"I think it's important to have these conversations early and often with your parents, your partner…What is important to them, not necessarily what is important to you, but what is…

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Ep. 6: No One Wants Your Hummels – Take Charge of Your Life by Tossing Your Stuff

"We see it all the time...people are owned by their things. They don't own their things." Erasing the Fear of Downsizing: Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume…

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Ep. 5: Being Happy: It’s a Choice. John Leland, NYT Reporter and Author

"Happiness is what's happening right now. It's not next week. It's not tomorrow...if you're not happy right now, you're not happy." Summary: Why is it some people are just so…

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Ep. 4: My Dad’s Journey with Alzheimer’s, a Conversation with Glen Campbell’s Daughter, Ashley

"Try to enjoy who they are each day with the disease...Love them for what they still are, as opposed to, you know, what you wish they still were." Navigating Alzheimer's:…

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Ep. 3: Problem Blindness: Dan Heath About His New Book and Upstream Thinking

"We have to have that spark, that instinct or initiative, like I am not just going to suffer through this, I am not going to be at the victim of…

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Ep. 2: The Fountain of Youth That’s Outside Our Door, with Martin Pazzani

 “You can take charge of the way you age and you can actually change the curve of your aging through fitness.” Improving Your Fitness: Martin Pazzani, former gym executive, world-class…

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Ep. 1: Keys to a Long and Happy Life: Lessons from Harvard’s 80-Year Study with Dr. Robert Waldinger

“People who live the longest and were the happiest as they grew older were the people who were more connected to others socially and who had warmer relationships with other…

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