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NHPBS INSIDER SERIES: Cathleen Toomey & Seniority Authority

What’s the secret to a long, happy and healthy life? Cathleen Toomey host of the award-winning podcast SENORITY AUTHORITY knows that it’s time for us to get smarter about growing older

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Join us for a special online New Hampshire PBS INSIDER SERIES event with Cathleen Toomey on Thursday, November 17 at 7pm. Cathleen will share her extensive knowledge and tips about growing older. And we’ll dig into Harvard’s 70+ year-long study about leading a long and healthy life. You won’t want to miss this exclusive interview with Dr. Robert Waldinger, Director of Harvard’s Center for Adult Development.


Cathleen Toomey


Cathleen oversees the brand positioning, advertising, marketing initiatives and sales for all RiverWoods Group communities. She also lends her decades of experience towards the evaluation and development of future projects. Most recently, Cathleen spearheaded the team that launched RiverWoods Durham in 2018, selling out the Independent Living homes in just 29 days.

Cathleen has more than 30 years in marketing, advertising and public relations building brands for consumer products such as Timberland and Stonyfield Farm; as well as non-profit higher educational institutions such as Babson College, Bentley University and University of New Hampshire. Cathleen began her career in ad agency work in New York City, and later in ad agencies in Boston. She has directed the sales and marketing efforts of RiverWoods for more than fourteen years. An experienced presenter, she has recently done a TEDx talk on aging. She is a board Member of Womenade of Greater Squamscott, and is a volunteer at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. Past board memberships include Exeter Chamber of Commerce, Prescott Park Arts Festival and Cross Roads House. Cathleen is a graduate of Fordham University with a master’s degree in communications and Fairfield University with a bachelor’s degree in Literature.

Robert Waldinger

Robert Waldinger is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and Zen priest. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and directs the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest-running studies of adult life ever done. The Study tracked the lives of two groups of men for over 75 years, and it now follows their Baby Boomer children to understand how childhood experience reaches across decades to affect health and wellbeing in middle age. He writes about what science and Zen can teach us about healthy human development.Dr. Waldinger is the author of numerous scientific papers as well as two books. He teaches medical students and psychiatry residents at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and he is a Senior Dharma Teacher in Boundless Way Zen.To keep abreast of research findings, insights and more, visit

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