Warning: Ageism Is Bad for Our Health

Warning: Ageism Is Bad for Our Health

Sometime in the mid-to-late eighteenth century, the great Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote: “O, wad some Power the giftie gie us/To see oursels as others see us!” A rough and wordy modern paraphrase of that famous line, at least for the purposes of this blog, might...

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Guest Blog by Megan Gold

Guest Blog by Megan Gold

There's an old, familiar saying that goes like this: "Like mother, like daughter."  It seems a propos to recall that today as we present these words by Megan Gold, daughter of NFESH Board Chair Kathy Wilson-Gold. We won't attempt more of an introduction than that...

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More Than a Motto

More Than a Motto

It is a reasonable assumption that most Americans “of a certain age,” which is to say senior citizens, can repeat and translate the Latin motto that since 1782 has been part of the Great Seal of the United States. E Pluribus Unum. Out of many, one. And it is fitting...

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HAPPY TENTH ANNIVERSARY, NFESH!

HAPPY TENTH ANNIVERSARY, NFESH!

NFESH was essentially started or re-born 10 years ago out of a common belief: Senior Hunger in America was and is a fact that we just aren’t willing to accept. That’s it. We didn’t know what we were going to do or how we were going to do it. We just knew what we stood...

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There is No Time Like the Present

There is No Time Like the Present

Grandma Moses is well known and widely praised for her “senior career” as a painter… and sometimes that recognition inadvertently suggests that senior citizens who display a particular talent or otherwise excel in later life are anomalies. It is certainly true that...

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There Is Always More to Tell

There Is Always More to Tell

Think about that statement. It is simple. It is straightforward. And it defines a truth that few of us ever consider on a daily basis. But even in the era of the 24 hour news cycle, there still is always more to tell, more to teach, more to share and more to learn....

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Prepare! Emergencies Happen.

Prepare! Emergencies Happen.

Language is dynamic. The meaning of words is changed by time and circumstance and new ones are constantly being “added” to the English lexicon. This year, for example, Merriam-Webster will be introducing 455 new words to its dictionary. Although a list of those is not...

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Weathering the Storm

Weathering the Storm

In many parts of the country March generally signals the approach of spring and the awakening of things like new leaves on trees and buds on shrubs and flowers pushing their way out of long dormant bulbs. Nights grow shorter, daylight tarries longer and life begins to...

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Repairing the World

Repairing the World

It’s February and Valentine’s Day is literally “right around the corner” as the saying goes. During this month and on this universal holiday we all seem keenly aware of where our hearts are focused. We are eager to show that devotion and traditionally we demonstrate...

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