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Boomer Generation Radio

Living longer, better, more fulfilling lives.

From 2014 through January 2017, Kendal cosponsored more than 80 weekly installments of Boomer Generation Radio. Each week host Richard Address and his guests—including authors, physicians, journalists, lawyers, therapists, humorists and researchers—discussed a wide range of issues affecting and of interest to older adults and members of their families.

Now you can listen to any of these half-hour broadcasts whenever you like. Just scroll through the listings below, and when you find a title that interests you, stream it live from our website, or download it in podcast format.


Transitioning to Retirement

October 19th, 2016 by

“I was so absorbed in my life in theater and found it so rewarding and challenging that I assumed that I would never retire,” says scenic designer and set designer Robert Cothran, a resident of Kendal at Oberlin in Ohio. Now a professor emeritus, Bob taught set design, drawing and scenic painting for 30 years […]

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Challenging Poverty as an Encore Career

David Griffith

September 27th, 2016 by

A lifelong Episcopalian, David Griffith joined Episcopal Community Services (ECS) in Philadelphia as Executive Director in 2013 after a successful career as a business executive. “Our mandate is to challenge poverty in the region and, more specifically, to challenge intergenerational economic poverty. We believe that there is a set of processes and protocols that, if […]

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Poetry as a Form of Meditation

September 16th, 2016 by

“What I love about poetry and what I find irresistible, is that it’s a chance to slow down. … It’s a way of meditating, to reflect on something other than the literal and to grasp that we are more than what we do or what we produce,” says poet Jeanne Murray Walker, a Professor of […]

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Pursuing Long-Term Interests in Retirement

Virgil Hoftiezer

September 2nd, 2016 by

“Retirement’s so great, I don’t know why I worked those 45 years before I did it,” says Virgil Hoftiezer, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Since he moved to Kendal at Granville in Ohio, Virgil Hoftiezer has been pursuing long-term interests in retirement—including international travel (he […]

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Preventing Elder Abuse

August 23rd, 2016 by

“When someone takes advantage of an older adult by virtue of age-related changes—like physical frailties or Alzheimer’s disease, or something along those lines—and then harms them, that generally is what we call elder abuse,” says Laura Mosqueda, Associate Dean of Primary Care, Chair and Professor of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of […]

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Temple University

Adam Brunner

August 10th, 2016 by

Adam Brunner, Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Temple University, explains how the program is structured, how it works and the range of courses offered through the program. “Since OLLI is a membership organization, members not only attend classes, they also volunteer for a wide range of roles that are essential to the […]

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Diane Reibel

July 27th, 2016 by

Research has demonstrated the benefits of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and meditation for older adults, says Diane Reibel, Ph.D., Director of the Mindfulness Institute and Clinical Associate Professor at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. “Mindfulness is actually what the word says—the mind is full of what is […]

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An Urban Aging Experiment

July 22nd, 2016 by

Board members Ted Reed and Joan Countryman are joined by resident Mary Ellen McNish for a discussion of Friends in the City (FitC) an urban aging experiment. The nucleus is Friends Center City Riverfront, a 10-unit “experimental/do-it-yourself” retirement community within a condominium building of 40 units near Penn’s Landing in center city Philadelphia. The health care […]

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Using Music & Memory to Improve Quality of Life for Those with Dementia

Dan Cohen, Founder and Executive Director of Music and Memories

July 13th, 2016 by

Dan Cohen is Founder and Executive Director of Music & Memory, which connects those with cognitive and physical limitations with their favorite music to improve their quality of life. It is especially helpful for persons with dementia. The program currently operates in more than 3,000 nursing homes, hospices, home care programs and adult day programs […]

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Changing Nature of Retirement Communities

John Diffey

July 6th, 2016 by

John Diffey, the immediate past president and CEO of The Kendal Corporation, says there have been major changes in both the nature of retirement communities and health care since he entered the field 40 years ago. John retired recently after more than 24 years at Kendal’s helm. Kendal is a not-for-profit organization based in Kennett […]

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