The Secret to Aging Well? Contentment

“Despite having many friends in their 70s, 80s and 90s, I’ve been far too slow to realize that how we respond to aging is a choice made in the mind, not in the gym.”



A How-To Networking Guide For Niche Industry Professionals Via Forbes

Understanding the needs of your client base and earning their trust is critical, and working in a niche industry can present unique challenges. When done appropriately, networking can play a key role in addressing each of these goals. Read more


Creating a Home for L.G.B.T. Seniors in New York City

New York City may be a cradle of gay rights, but for many in the gay community it is still not an easy place to grow old.

Mary Ellen Green can attest to that. Her only refuge is a senior center in Manhattan that serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. She can sit down to a hot meal or settle in with a book without worrying about being harassed by her neighbors.

But shen the center closes at night and on weekends, Ms. Green, 61, a freelance writer who is homelss, is on her own again.  Read more…


If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast

Most Orion members are providing services to the elderly who are infirm or declining and need the help we provide. Sometimes we need to look around at those who are aging but vital. Unfortunately many elderly are patronized as a result of the ageism that exists in this society.

The following link will take you to a trailer for an HBO special that recently aired. It was upbeat and great fun. Take the time to view the entire program, it will make you smile.

If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast (HBO Documentary Films)

Subscribe to the HBO Docs YouTube: If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast premieres Monday, June 5 at 8PM, only on HBO. HBO Docs on Facebook: HBO Docs on Twitter: HBO Documentary Films homepage: HBO Documentary Films on HBO GO® HBO Documentary Films on Connect: It’s HBO.