How to Live Forever with Dorian Mintzer and Marc Freedman

Episode Guest: Mark Freedman, Entrepreneur, Pioneer in the Aging Movement, Founder of Experience Corps, Civic Ventures, and Encore.Org., Speaker and Author

Episode Description:

How to Live Forever is a deeply personal call to find fulfillment and happiness in our longer lives by connecting with the next generation and forging a legacy of love that lives beyond us. In writing How to Live Forever, Marc Freedman set out to answer three critical questions:

With so many living so much longer, what do the increasing years beyond 50 mean?

How can a society with more older people than younger ones thrive?

How do we find happiness when we know life is long and time is short?

These big questions invite us to explore how we live our daily lives. Freedman found insights by exploring purpose and generativity, digging into the drive for longevity and the perils of age segregation, and talking to social innovators across the globe, bringing the generations together for mutual benefit and his own mentors.

In this episode, you'll discover how to find fulfillment and happiness in our longer lives by connecting with the next generation and forging a legacy of love that lives beyond us.

About Marc Freedman:

Marc Freedman, the President, and CEO of, is a renowned social entrepreneur, thought leader, and writer. Under Marc's leadership, has pioneered innovative programs and sparked a growing movement in the United States and beyond to tap the talent and experience of people past midlife as human resources for solving our most vexing social problems. Programs such as Civic Ventures, Experience Corps, Discovering What's Next and the Life Planning Network are a few examples of programs that have been sparked by Marc's vision.

He was a visiting fellow at King's College, University of London, and a visiting scholar at Stanford University during 2014-15. Marc is a member of the Wall Street Journal's “Experts” panel and a frequent commentator in the media. He was named a 2014 Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the World Economic Forum and the Schwab Foundation and recipient of the 2010 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. He co-founded Experience Corps, mobilizing thousands of individuals over 50 to improve the school performance and prospects of low-income elementary school students in 22 U.S. cities, and spearheaded the creation of the Purpose Prize, an annual $100,000 prize for social entrepreneurs in the second half of life.

Marc is the author of several books, including his newest book, How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations, focusing on bringing older and younger people together for mutual benefit and the greater good of society.

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The MAGIC of Minka with Dorian Mintzer and Bill Thomas

Episode Guest: Dr. Bill Thomas, author, entrepreneur, musician, teacher, farmer, and physician whose wide-ranging work explores the terrain of human aging

Episode Description:
At both ends of the age spectrum, there is a growing and largely untapped demand for communities designed to foster closer connections, health, and wellbeing. How can we create homes and communities that are inspired by a profound respect for simpler living, energy-conscious building, and human-oriented design?

In this episode, you'll…

  • Understand what Multi-Generational, Multi-Ability, Inclusive Communities are
  • Understand how to live in the place and manner of their choosing
  • Be inspired to flip the declinist narrative of aging

About Bill Thomas:

Named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top 10 Americans shaping aging, Dr. Bill Thomas is known worldwide for transforming long-term care through The Eden Alternative, The Green House, and Minka models, radical alternatives to institutional care. Thomas designed the nation's first senior ER, now the standard for hospital emergency rooms nationwide. He most recently came off a 125-city Changing Aging Tour that used music and visuals in live performances to promote a new and disrupting understanding of aging.

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Choosing the Right Place at the Right Time in the 2nd Half of Life with Ryan Frederick

Place plays a significant but often unacknowledged role in health and happiness. The right place elevates personal well-being. It can help promote purpose, facilitate human connection, catalyze physical activity, support financial health, and inspire community engagement. Conversely, the wrong place can be detrimental to health. For many of us, the pandemic has raised the importance of where you live but evaluating and finding the best place for you can be a challenge.

In this program, you'll learn about:

  • The key tenets of successful aging, including the role of place as a direct and indirect driver for a long, healthy and financially secure life
  • How to think broadly about place – it is much more than the four walls of your home
  • Tips on evaluating the fit of your current place
  • Next steps to improve your current place or how to find and move to another place
  • How to talk to family about possible changes in place

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Time: 12:00 noon Eastern (9:00 AM Pacific, 10 AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, and 6 AM Hawaiian)

Topic: Choosing the Right Place at the Right Time in the 2nd Half of Life

Speaker: Ryan Frederick, author, CEO of Smart Living 360, a consulting and real estate firm that specializes in housing and healthy aging and a recognized thought leader in the intersection of place, well-being, and healthy aging

About Ryan Frederick

Ryan Frederick focuses on the intersection of place and healthy aging. Last October, he released his first book, Right Place, Right Time: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Home for the Second Half of Life (Johns Hopkins University Press) which has been an Amazon bestseller.

He advises real estate and health organizations on how to create better places to help people thrive and provides regular content for consumers to make wise choices about places to live a long, healthy, and financially secure life.

Ryan is a graduate of Princeton University and the Stanford Business School and lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and three teenagers.

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This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism with Dorian Mintzer and Ashton Applewhite

Episode Guest: Ashton Applewhite, speaker, author, and activist and the leading spokesperson to mobilize against discrimination based on aging

Episode Description:
From childhood, we're barraged by messages that it's sad to be old. That wrinkles are embarrassing, and older people are useless. Author and activist Ashton Applewhite also believed them until she realized where this prejudice comes from and its damage. In this episode, Ashton will trace her journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical and, in the process, debunk myth after myth about late life.

In this episode, you'll discover:

  • the roots of ageism – in history and our own age denial – and how it divides and debases
  • how ageist myths and stereotypes cripple the way our brains and bodies function
  • what ageism looks like in the workplace and the bedroom
  • the cost of the all-American myth of independence
  • how olders are portrayed as burdens to society
  • what an all-age-friendly world would look like
  • a rousing call to action

Whether you're older or hoping to get there, this episode will shake you by the shoulders, cheer you up, make you mad, and change the way you see the rest of your life. Age pride!

About Ashton Applewhite:

Author and activist Ashton Applewhite is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. In 2016, she joined the PBS site Next Avenue's annual list of 50 Influencers in Aging as their Influencer of the Year. Ashton has been recognized by the New York Times, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism.

She blogs at This Chair Rocks, has written for Harper's, Playboy, and the New York Times, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist? Ashton speaks widely at venues that have ranged from universities and community centers to the TED mainstage and the United Nations. Ashton is a leading spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against discrimination based on age.

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Navigating the New World of Work with Dorian Mintzer and Kerry Hannon

Episode Guest: Kerry Hannon, a leading authority and strategist on career transitions, entrepreneurship, and personal finance and retirement as well as a best-selling and award-winning author of 14 books

Episode Description:
When the coronavirus pandemic upended the US economy, many older workers lost their jobs and saw their retirement accounts take a hit. Those who remain employed are grappling with a new way of working: remotely from home, sometimes in isolation, facing daunting technological and social challenges. Work and Jobs expert Kerry Hannon will talk about the way the pandemic has transformed the workplace for workers over 50 and how to find work you love that also has impact.

In this episode, you'll discover how to:

  • Navigate this new normal
  • Become empowered to take control of your professional and economic future with hope, confidence, and optimism
  • Succeed in the workplace and prepare for a financially secure retirement

About Kerry Hannon:

Kerry Hannon is a workplace futurist and a leading strategist on career management, entrepreneurship, personal finance, and retirement. She is a frequent TV, podcast, and radio commentator and is a sought-after keynote speaker at conferences.

Kerry is the bestselling and award-winning author of 14 books, including her newest book In Control at 50+: How to Succeed in the New World of Work and Great Pajama Jobs: Your Complete Guide to Working From Home.

Kerry is currently a senior columnist and on-air expert at Yahoo Finance. She was previously an expert columnist, opinion writer, and regular contributor to the New York Times, MarketWatch, and Forbes, and was the PBS website personal finance and entrepreneur expert. She has also worked as a writer, columnist, and editor for USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, and Money magazine and as a contributor to the Wall Street Journal.

Kerry lives in Washington, DC, and Boston, Virginia, with her husband, documentary producer and editor Cliff Hackel, and her Labrador retriever, Elmore “Elly.”

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