Chronologically Gifted: Conversations on Life after 50
Ann Diver-Stamnes and Pam Brown retired from teaching careers at Humboldt State University and started having conversations about life transitions, identity, and aging. The conversations enriched their lives. When the opportunity came to host a weekly show on the topic of life after 50, they jumped at the chance. The show explores a wide range of topics with a diverse mix of guests including authors, artists, activists, and community members.
Pam and Annie hope you'll join in the conversation and continue it with them on Facebook.
Thursday, April 13, 2017 2:00pmDr. Jon Pynoos is the UPS Foundation Professor in the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, the author of six books and many articles on housing and the elderly, and an advocate for aging in place. While a graduate student studying urban planning at Harvard in his early 20s, he met a 73-year-old woman named Dorothy Benton who became a close friend. It is a marvelous story of the beauty and lifelong impact of cross-generational friendships. He said, "She definitely changed my life. I wouldn't be in the field of aging if I hadn't encountered her. I feel like I owe her a debt."
Thursday, April 6, 2017 2:00pmGina Pell believes in living life fully without generational boundaries. She coined the term Perennials: "We are ever-blooming, relevant people of all ages... (who) are passionate, compassionate, creative, confident, collaborative, global-minded, risk takers..." Gina defines Perennials and their growing place in the world.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 2:00pmCo-hosts Ann Diver-Stamnes and Pam Brown talk about what they learned from their four guests who shared their perceptions on how the aging process is different for women than it is for men. They advocated for changing the current perceptions about women and aging:. "..we must do so in unity across ages by learning to recognize ageism and pointing it out whenever we confront it, and by shifting our own internal lenses so that we see the beauty inherent in having been given the gift of years of life."
Friday, March 24, 2017 9:01amAshton Applewhite returns with part two of her interview on aging while female, a term she coined. As she notes, "We experience aging as betrayal and that face in the mirror as alien."
Thursday, March 16, 2017 1:30pmAuthor Ashton Applewhite joins hosts Ann Diver-Stamnes and Pam Brown to discuss the topic of aging while female, a term she coined as part of her new lecture series. Ashton wrote the book This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto against Ageism. In this first interview in a two part series, she notes in regard to ageism against women, "Until we mobilize and decide to shine a light on it, we perpetuate it, and we collude in our own marginalization."