Category: Volunteering

You can’t predict the day. You can’t predict the hour. But you can predict one thing: If your kid is away at college, there’s a mighty good chance that an urgent phone call, email or text from him or her…

Everyone of a certain age remembers Sally Struthers’ Save the Children TV commercials, encouraging viewers to improve the life of an impoverished child in a developing nation by sponsoring him or her for the price of a cup of coffee…

  At Grace Living Center in Jenks, Okla., children are literally at the center of their operations. Each day, Pre-K and Kindergarten students of Jenks West Elementary School pass through the bright atrium into two classrooms at the center of…

It could have been raising chickens, or playing piano or doing double-entry bookkeeping. The point is, learning something completely new while in my 50s — and sticking with it — was a revelation. In my case, it was carpentry. As…

(Advances in science and public health are increasing longevity and enhancing the quality of life for people around the world. In this series of interviews with the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, 14 visionaries are revealing exciting…

(This is an article by a 2018 Next Avenue Influencer in Aging.) Want to live a more age-integrated life, with more daily connection to people of all ages? “Sure,” you’re thinking, “sounds great.” Long pause. “But how?” If you’re stumped,…

(This article was written by a member of the 2018-2019 Encore Public Voices Fellows Program. It is also part of a partnership between Next Avenue and Peril and Promise, a public media initiative reporting on the human stories of climate change.) The…

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