The Aging Academy : Master your Aging Process
By Lee Mowatt
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Special Note: Podcast Name Change This podcast has changed its name to “The Aging Academy Podcast”. Episodes #1 through #37 have been produced with the original name (“Inner Game Of Aging”). Episodes #38 and later will be produced under the new banner. Old stereotypes about aging and growing old are limiting and almost always untrue. Lee Mowatt is a retired software engineer/manager, who has been aging for most of his life. Since retiring, Lee has dedicated himself to all aspects of growing older in this western, youth-oriented culture. He exposes many of the problems and issues that he and many others struggle with reaching the 2nd half of life. This podcast brings you on a journey of discovery that is relevant to older people and those who care for them. Come with Lee on this adventure of aging enlightenment as he interviews expert guests, shares his knowledge through case studies, and answers your questions. Learn the difference between growing older and growing old. Join Lee as he and his guest explore areas such as healthy living practices, managing the institutions of our society as older citizens, Elderly abuse and scams to watch out for, caregiver issues, life longevity research, learning about the wisdom from our elders.
||CleanIGA037: Aging Differences: Men vs. Women: Who Wins??||Summary: This episode digs into many topics (tangents??) as Lee takes a journey into exploring the different ways men and women age. He goes into detail about why these gender differences may exist and/or what may be causing them.||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA036: Reverse Aging And Disease with Human Celluar Regeneration??||Summary: Many species possess an ability to regenerate damaged tissues to regrow new limb or organs through the mechanism of cellular regeneration. Research is indicating that humans have similar regenerative capabilities,||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA035: End-Of-Life Plans -A Roadmap for Loved-Ones To Carry On||Summary: When someone passes away, their loved ones most often go on a scavenger hunt to pull together the pieces of the deceased life to form a proper legacy, to resolve all matters of the estate, and to put all affairs at rest and at peace.||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA034: Re-creating Senior Living With Technology Innovations||Summary: We now live in a world where technology has become essential in the management of our lives. Despite the negative effects, technology has brought so many new capabilities and benefits. However, we can see pitifully few of these benefits when ..||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA033: Inter-Generational Learning – Finding Teachers in Strange Places||Summary: This episode delves into the concepts of Inter-Generational Learning (IGL). Inter-Generational Learning (IGL) is the oldest form of learning dating back to when the old taught the young how to create pictures on cave walls.||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA032: Introducing the Aging Academy||Summary: The challenges of aging is something most of us are not yet familiar with. But we will all face these challenges. And who will teach us how to see and approach these difficulties (or pleasures) of getting older.||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA031: The Cost Of Ageism – Clouding up Beautiful Sunsets||Summary: No matter who we are or what group we belong to, we are all growing older. All of us must prepare in some way to optimize the later years of our life. Rising to the status of a wise old Elder is something we all should aspire to.||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA030 – Can We Change The Future Of Aging?||Summary: Aging is both a biological and cultural process. Getting older in one culture can be very different than aging in another culture. What determines the aging characteristics of a culture? In this episode,||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA029: Shared Housing – Real Solutions With Real Benefits||Summary: More Americans are living alone than at any time in the past 42 years, according to the American census bureau.And as we all get older this will present many challenges both individually and socially as a culture. For single seniors,||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA028 – Stroke Survivor Chronicles #1 – Comparing Notes||Summary: Since Lee's stroke in Dec. 2016, Lee has become familiar with many other stroke survivors who are still struggling to recover from the damages of their stroke. There are some real heartbreaking stories out there.||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA027: 90 Years of Youthful Wisdom From a Wise Owl||Summary: The wisdom and advice that resides in our elders is immense. They see the world through their eyes of experience and can offer advice that many times we don't understand. Today's conversation is with 90 year old Dottie Randall.||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA026- The DAWN method- A breakthrough in Dementia care||Summary: Caring for loved ones with dementia can be expensive, exhausting, and emotionally draining. And those afflicted with the condition can experience many frustrations as they struggle to continue in a world that doesn't recognize what is happeni..||3/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA025 – Elder Law – Part 2 of Avoiding the Dark Side Of Personal Planning||Summary: The practice of elder law covers a myriad of life topics. David R. Craig, a NH elder law attorney, opens up many of these areas for us during this 2-part conversation. Hear Lee and David chat about many of the ramifications and pitfalls in ma..||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA024: Elder Law – Avoiding the Dark Side of Personal Planning||Summary: The practice of elder law covers a myriad of life topics. David R. Craig, a NH elder law attorney, opens up many of these areas for us during this 2-part conversation. Hear Lee and David chat about many of the ramifications and pitfalls in ma..||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA023- Strokes: Making it to the Other Side With Attitude||Summary: As we learned from the previous episode, Lee had suffered a stroke on Dec. 29, 2016. Episode #22 goes into much detail about what Lee went through as he set out on his journey to recovered this stroke and how he would manage himself going for..||2/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA022: From a Picture of Health to a Stroke Survivor in 3 easy days||Summary: The possibility of having a stroke presents a scary picture to most all of us. Lee Looks at this fear head on as he describes his journey to becoming a stroke survivor. Along the way we learn some valuable and potentially life saving informat..||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA021- Millennials vs. Boomers – Bridging The Generation Gap||Summary: Social scientists try to specify the defining characteristics of each of the generations. But there isn't a lot of information on how Millennials view aging and older people. If today's guest is any indication,||12/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA020: The Funny-Bone Academy – How Humor Teaches Us About Aging||Summary: What do we learn from our humor of others? Can humor be used to promote age-related impressions, opinions and stereotypes among us? Lee explores such questions through a series of humorous stories, jokes and one-liners.||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA019: Don’t Try this at home – Lee’s tips on exercise for the older person||Summary: For this episode, Lee stumbles his way through some personal stories as he tries to give advice to an older population on how to exercise. We know that Lee is no wimp in the gym. But how relevant do you think his thoughts on fitness and exerc..||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA018: What Does Dementia Feel Like – The Virtual Dementia Tour||Summary: How do you think it feels to have dementia? Would you like to find out? Before you turn away, consider how such an experience would affect your consideration of those who suffer from the affliction.||11/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA017: Co-housing Reinvents Community to Support Older Citizens||Summary: What is co-housing? Wikipedia defines this as an "intentional community clustered around shared space". But that barely scratches the surface of the possibilities inherent in the concept. Today's guest, Cindy Turnquist,||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA016 – What Can You Learn From The Stories Of A Full-Time Volunteer?||Summary: We all know by now that volunteering is an excellent way to connect us to our larger world and bring benefit to our own lives. Today Lee speaks with Barbara Coish, a 78 year old fireball who calls herself a "Full Time Volunteer".||11/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA015 – Pulling Back The Curtain To Expose Hidden HealthCare Practices-Part 2||Summary: The current healthcare concerns are mounting at a fast pace. It seems the more things cost, the more concerns that surface. And costs are rising fast. For this episode, Lisa Blackstock, from SoulSherpa.net,||11/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA014 – Pulling Back The Curtain To Expose Hidden HealthCare Practices – Part 1||Summary: Consumer healthcare concerns continue to mount at an accelerated and unprecedented pace. Uncontrolled prices are rising more than ever, prompting valid concerns of every patient. In this episode, Lisa Berry Blackstock, from soulsherpa.net,||10/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA013 – A Cheat Sheet For Growing Older : Positive Aging Debugged||Summary: For this episode, Lee is solo for the purpose of exposing and challenging his own thinking on what Positive Aging is. He explains his "OLDER, Not OLD" tagline, and wonders about our cultural stereotyping of older people,||10/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA012 – A Peek At Aging From the Generation-X Perspective||Summary: Where do we learn how to age? Sounds like a strange question, but it is a valid one. We are all learning how to age whether we know it or not. Lee begins to explore this by reaching out to younger people to see how they feel about various aspe.||10/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA011 – Adjusting to Retirement by Learning to Really Work at Living||Summary: Retirement is a strange beast and is different for different people. This episode exposes the thinking of two retired men to see how their thoughts about retirement have changed after being retired for a few years.||10/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA010 – “Nine To Ninety” Reveals the Gift of End-Of-Life Discussions||Summary: Juli Vizza and Alicia Dwyer are the producer and director of a powerful 30 minute video called "Nine To Ninety". This video is being screened around the country and is changing the dialog on how we discuss the end-of-life process.||10/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA009: The Outlook For Aging And Care-giving Up Ahead||Summary: For this episode, Lee shares thoughts with Frank Samson, who has hosted his own podcast (The Aging Boomers)for many years dealing with the issues of baby boomers and preparing them for their elderly parents as well as their own aging.||9/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA008: The Inner World Of Lee – A Few Opinions, Ideas & Concepts||SUMMARY: For this episode, Lee get a chance to express who he is, what he is about, and what drives him in meeting the challenges of the Inner Game Of Aging. Ed Lazzarri, the host of "Change you POV", explores Lee's philosophies and opinions on wellne..||9/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA007: Respectful Beats – Drumming As A Therapeutic Experience For Seniors||Summary: Respectful Beats? What do you think a business named Respectful Beats does? In this episode, Lee talks to Steve Benedetto, the owner of Respectful-Beats. He conducts interactive drumming workshops for senior citizens throughout New England.||9/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA006: Spirituality & Aging. Does Aging Connect Us To Our Soul?||Summary: For this episode, Lee chats with Arthur Reublinger, who has been a hospice chaplain for many years. He could easily be considered to be a "Silver Inspiration" if he could just slow down enough in his life to even find out what that is.||9/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA005: Essential Advise On Elder Abuse Exposes The Tip Of The Iceberg with Paul Greenwood||Summary: In this episode, Lee is honored to speak with one of the country's top-most authorities on the issues of elder abuse. Paul Greenwood has been prosecuting such cases in San Diego for more than 20 years.||8/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA004: Looking Back On 89 Years with Joe Goodman||Summary: There is a lot of value in hearing the life stories of our elders. It is interesting to see how their thought on life may have changed or matured throughout their lifetime. Today, Lee is speaking with 89 year old Joe Goodman,||8/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA003: A Story Of Personal Research And Cure With Len Smith||Summary: Lee has the privilege of speaking to Len Smith (71 y.o.) , who is also being featured in our upcoming "Silver Inspirations" list. In this episode they chat about several conditions that seem to afflict older people - Age-related Macular Dege.||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA002: Patient Advocacy Exposes What Hospitals Don’t Want You To Know||Summary: Patient Advocacy is a growing field that serves many purposes. Lee has the distinct pleasure of learning about the many aspects of this field from Lisa Berry Blackstock, who has been involved with patient advocacy for many years.||8/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIGA001: Starting The Journey – An Overview Of The Future||Summary: This is the introduction episode in a long journey to understanding ourselves and our culture, as we gain the advantages of age in the 2nd half of our lives. The podcast series is dedicated to getting older gracefully, powerfully,||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This is outstanding. I am extremely impressed with what Lee is doing here. It's truly a service the community. I feel like my eyes have been opened. Thank you!!!
Changing My Perspective!
At the age of 39 I didn't often think about aging, the elderly, and issues surrounding this demographic. Now that I have listened to this podcast, and had the privilege of speaking with Lee, I have a total change in perspective and I look forward to future episodes and hearing from all the wonderful guests!
I'll Be Back For More
It's rare when a single place on the Web can provide consistent and substantial information allowing mature adults to feel worthy, valuable, and savvy. Hats off to Lee Mowatt for his insights into the best phase of life! His illuminating podcasts give me even more reason to look upon middle age as a time when I've never been more informed and inspired.