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Champion Senior Swimmer DeEtte Sauer Finds Her 'Bliss Point'

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: April 22nd, 2016

In this second entry in the Aging in the 21st Century series, champion swimmer DeEtte Sauer talks about finding her "bliss point" as an older adult and the long road it took to get there. 

Beverlye Hyman Fead: Don't Be Afraid of Aging

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: March 17th, 2016

An older adult offers this advice: Don't be afraid of aging.

My Korean Mom Says She’s Ready to Slow Down…And I Finally Sort of Believe Her

Author: Trish Broome

Date: June 2nd, 2016

In our latest entry in the Aging in the 21st Century series, writer Trish Broome lovingly shares the inspiring story of her mom, Korean-American Bok Ja "Pepsi" Smith.

Celebrating Centenarians and Studying Longevity

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: July 8th, 2016

This week a couple of interesting news stories focused on the lives of two centenarians caught our attention. While we look at the accomplishments of our featured centenarians, we also delve more into why some people live longer.

William Alexander Finds Joy in Helping Others

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: October 5th, 2016

In the latest entry in the Aging in the 21st Century series, William Alexander talks about his role as a Foster Grandparent and the importance of giving back.

Her Life Is Anything But Ordinary, It's Extraordinary

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: October 17th, 2016

Arlene Lockhart is extraordinary. Learn why in this latest entry in the Aging in the 21st Century series.

Author Beverlye Hyman Fead to Host Talk at TEDWomen Event

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: October 26th, 2016

Award-winning author and speaker Beverlye Hyman Fead will host a talk at this year's TEDxUpperWestSideWomen.

Older Adults: Learn More About Your Voting Rights

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: November 4th, 2016

Election day is just days away!  Here are some resources for older adults in regard to the election. 

This Older Adult Redefines 'Retirement'

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: November 2nd, 2016

Meet Phyllis Pricer, an older adult who is redefining what it means to be "retired."

Celebrate Older Americans Month!

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: May 5th, 2017

May is here, which means we're celebrating Older Americans Month! Learn about upcoming events and what we're doing at the Alliance!

A 'Structured' Retirement: Sam Arthur's Story

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 25th, 2017

In this latest entry in the Aging in the 21st Century series, we share the story of Sam Arthur and his new experiences as a retiree.

96-Year-Old Dorothy Melnick Shares Keys to Longevity

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: July 31st, 2017

Looking for the secret to longevity? Dorothy Melnick, 96, has the answer. 

The Stories You'll Hear: Mobile Porch Preserves D.C.'s Heritage

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: September 6th, 2017

Toni Ford wants to invite you to her porch and stay a while. Maybe grab an iced tea. Take a seat.  And please definitely share a story or two. It'll be worth your time.

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