By Gracefully Radio
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What does it mean to grow old gracefully? Does it mean ignoring, even concealing your age–or running marathons into your eighties? Does it mean embracing the inevitable changes before us and morphing along with them, or, rather, forging ahead, age be damned? I'm a public radio veteran, like you, are wrangling the same challenges as you: faraway elderly relatives; evolving bodies and states of minds; career and family responsibilities; our general place in the world. Growing old in modern times poses new, previously uncharted issues. Join us as we wade through them by talking to people who have compelling perspectives on the changes. Gracefully aims to show, through the stories we share, that while aging is inevitable, how we deal with it is a choice.
||CleanFrom me to you: Wisdom from an older parent to his child||Not very long ago, a child born to parents over 40 was a rarity. That ship has sailed. Still, practical matters are a consideration. Hollywood entertainment executive Norman Aladjem realized this when his first child, a daughter, was born.||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat one man learned from his year among the “oldest old”||A New York Times reporter spends a year among the "oldest old," people over 85, and says it turned out to be the best year of his life. He writes about what he learned in a new book.||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAfter #metoo, calling out Hollywood’s last acceptable “ism”||A new short film calls out Hollywood for perpetuating the last "acceptable" form of discrimination: Ageism.||6/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy this woman thinks women of a certain age are the future of pot||Aliza feels that women over the age of 35 will provide the critical mass to steer cannabis to national legality and mainstream use. After all, it's women who make the majority of the health-care decisions in the home.||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDigital daughter to the rescue||Liz Dubelman has never been afraid of technology. Now, she finds herself explaining it to people who aren't "digital natives." We talk about her work as a Digital Daughter, and what she's learning from interacting with elders.||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour mother is not your teenager: Don’t treat her like your kid||...in my dreams, my mother--after years of taking care of other people, including and especially my dad, who'd been ill for a decade--would reward herself at this stage and trounce off to Tahiti. But I know better than that.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStories for the mature audience||This week in New York, the publishing industry hosted its annual convention, Book Expo. Meet Claire Baldry and others who aren't part of the mainstream publishing business. They're working to introduce new voices to the world of literature by self pu||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanActress Marcia Gay Harden remembers for her mother what she no longer can||Actress Marcia Gay Harden waxes poetic about her mother, and laments the loss of her to Alzheimer's disease.||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy mother’s philosophy of meatballs||This week, in honor of my beloved mother and the fact that she's been cooking for a crowd since she was a little girl in Prospect Park helping her mother tend to a large brood, I'm proud to share Jane Napoli's philosophy of meatballs.||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRideshare without the smartphone?||Anyone who has deigned to advise an older adult to “just get a smartphone” as they face the loss of their ability to drive knows how problematic this request can be. Many seniors are either reluctant or downright disinterested in adopting the new te||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|