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For some seniors, aging brings new life

Burlington County Times

Seniors staying active in Burlington County.

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Aging in America isn’t easy

The Intelligencer
Baby boomers in Pennsylvania stay positive about aging Click Here to read the full article.

Many seniors don't slow down

The Intelligencer

The "new old" staying active in Bucks County.

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'Old is good': Boomers fighting ageism

An article covering the Seventh Annual International Conference on Positive Aging in Sarasota, FL, in February 2014. Dick Goldberg, National Director of Coming of Age was a keynote speaker and his message is highlighted in this article.

Guest: Why the 'new old' is good

As part of the run-up to the Seventh International Conference on Positive Aging, Coming of Age National Director Dick Goldberg, a keynote speaker at the conference, was asked by The Sarasota Herald Tribune to write a guest column, "Why the "New" Old is Good."

Leveraging the Value of 50+ Volunteers Through the Encore Volunteer Management Program

Philadelphia Generocity
"Temple University’s Coming of Age initiative, with financial support from The Philadelphia Foundation, will promote older nonprofit volunteers by choosing four people over the age of 50 to serve as stipended Encore Volunteer Managers at Greater Philadelphia organizations beginning in April. Coming of Age kicked off their search for nonprofits interested in taking on a new volunteer manager with a two-day workshop in early-March. Turn-out at both days of the workshop clearly exceeded everyone’s expectations, said Dick Goldberg, national director for Coming of Age."

Embracing changes wrought by aging

Milestones e-News

Alicia Colombo, for the Philadelphia Corporation on Aging's Milestones e-newsletter, reviews Coming of Age's free E-Book, The Age for Change:

"There are no easy answers for some of the problems we face in life... No book can promise that. But reading stories from our peers, like those told in ‘The Age for Change,’ can give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re not alone. More importantly, it can serve as a starting point for thought-provoking conversations among friends, family and the online community."

Coming of Age E-Book a Useful Guide for the Encore Years

Encore Careers, Marci Alboher's Blog

"It’s well-written and filled with an array of voices," says Marci Alboher of Encore Careers in this review of Coming of Age's The Age for Change E-Book. She's "thrilled to recommend" it.

The Best In... The Good Life

The Wall Street Journal

"A good introduction to life beyond the office," says The Wall Street Journal about Coming of Age's free E-Book, The Age for Change in their "The Best In..." column.

Website Links Older Adults to Jobs or Volunteer Work

AARP Bulletin
"The popular job bank is just one aspect of Coming of Age, a Philadelphia-based collaboration founded in 2002 by AARP, Philadelphia public radio station WHYY, United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Intergenerational Center at Temple University to promote civic engagement."