Stories to Share: Helping Seniors Write About Their Lives

Posted on 10/23/2013 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeThere was one about a blind date. There was another about keeping kosher, but sneaking BLTs. And then there was one about our family’s store surviving the Great Depression thanks to help from a friend. Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter Pop Pop used to love telling stories. He was 96 when he passed away last fall, which gave us almost 30 years together. That’s a lot of time to talk—and a lot of time to listen. I feel …

The Takeaway: Hospital Lets Artists Paint, Perform to Pay Medical Bills

Posted on 06/29/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayA Bronx hospital is launching a program that lets artistic patients knock $40 off their medical bills for every hour they spend providing some other “creative activity or service” at the hospital. The Lincoln Art Exchange, at the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, is essentially a bartering program where actors, musicians, dancers, writers and visual artists can trade their talents for medical care.

What Keeps You Creative?

Posted on 06/26/2011 by |Washington D.C. | Comments

Your LifeHave you ever watched something that reignites your creativity and maybe even inspires to dust off an old aspiration? This video, by the folks at TO-FU, does just that. It is based on a list, 29 Ways to Stay Creative, created by Paul Zii for his Life on Michigan Avenue blog. The presentation is energizing and very darn cool. The video had such an effect on me that I decided to add to the list. Here is my #30… Look …