This is Growing Old—A Podcast

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“Just don’t give up what you’re trying to do. Where there is love and inspiration I don’t think you can go wrong.”

—Ella Fitzgerald

At this very moment, no matter where we are, we all have one thing in common—from the moment we are born, we’re getting older. The experience of aging brings each of us challenges as well as adventures. And if we’re lucky, our lives will tell a tale that we can share to help others on their path.

In the course of her work, Alliance for Aging Research President and CEO Sue Peschin has gotten to know hundreds of awesome people—some have funny or sad stories, some are experts with important advice—and she can’t wait for you to meet them.  Join her twice a month as she interviews these changemakers in the Alliance’s new podcast, This is Growing Old.

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10. Dr. William Schaffner 

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9. Debbe McCall

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8. Dr. John Whyte
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7. Beverlye Hyman Fead
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6. Patty Peterson
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5. All of Us
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4. Men’s Health Network
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3. Jim and Geri Taylor
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2. Sandy Markwood
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1. Lance Robertson
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Preview: This is Growing Old

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Meet the host

Alliance for Aging Research President and CEO Sue Peschin, MHS

Susan Peschin, MHS, is president and CEO at the Alliance for Aging Research, the leading national non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to improve the experience of aging and health. Since 2012, Ms. Peschin has been a driving force in the growth and success of the organization. As a thought leader on many aging-related issues, she has led the Alliance in efforts to: boost older adult immunization rates; increase NIH Alzheimer’s disease and aging research funding; raise awareness of geriatric cardiac issues; develop Talk NERDY to Me (NERDY-Nurturing Engagement in Research and Development with You), a PCORI-funded, older patient and family caregiver research engagement network; address costs of healthcare and value frameworks; and reform Medicare treatment access issues. She participates in major industry and policy symposiums around the country each year and has published opinion pieces in news outlets nationwide. Ms. Peschin currently serves on the Boards of Heart Valve Voice U.S. and the King Farm Neighbors Village; and on the National Advisory Council for the National Institute on Aging at the NIH.

Ms. Peschin earned a B.A. in Sociology from Brandeis University, and a M.H.S. degree in Health Policy from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.