Barbara Beskind smashes stereotypes every time she goes to work. At 94, she is by far the oldest member of the world-famous, human-centered design team IDEO in Silicon Valley. Some of IDEO’s designs include Apple’s first mouse and the Pilates machine. Many of Beskind’s co-workers are 60 or even 70 years younger, but they’re soaking up her life experiences.
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More than 60 years ago, Barbara Giacino left Syracuse University a few credits shy of her degree in order to get married and raise her family. At 84, she decided she really wanted to finish up her coursework, so she did. This week, she returned to the Central New York campus to, at long last, receive her diploma.
For 25 years, the Learning Institute for Elders (LIFE) has presented a weekly speaker series at the University of Central Florida. With every weekly presentation, LIFE dispels the stereotype of aging being a time of loss and loneliness. See how it’s changing lives.
The more things you explore, the more likely you’ll be to enjoy life longer. Researcher Josh Kaufman offers proof it’s never too late to learn new skills, take up new hobbies and even master something new. Find out how old dogs CAN learn new tricks.
“I want to keep going until I can’t go anymore,” says Betty Lopez, and that’s exactly what she’s doing. Find out why she went back to her colleges in her 80s and graduated — with honors — with a bachelor’s in paralegal studies!
Are you in your middlescence? One of the world’s top experts on all things aging says now more than ever, it’s important that you learn how to stay relevant throughout your entire life.
54-year-old mother, grandmother and nurse’s assistant Jennie Long had plenty to keep her busy. Then, she decided to add homework to the mix, by going back to school.
In life, making a change is not easy, but that’s where life coach Bill Dueease comes in! He says there’s a difference between wanting and doing, but he can help people follow through with their dreams.
Ruth Edwards says lifelong learning programs are teaching plenty of “old dogs” new tricks and many of the students are learning more than they ever have.
Not everyone is willing to age gracefully! We found a group of grandmothers doing something a little bit different — they’re learning to fight to keep their vitality.
50-year-old Carla Hoppie isn’t your average college freshman.
Ruth Hamilton is 109 years young and still inspiring everyone around her. Wait until you hear about her incredible, history-making life.