Ellen Goodman: It’s Time to Talk about Death
When she was 25, Goodman went home to visit her family. Her father had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and would pass away three months later. Her mother had just given him a gift: a brand new suitcase.
With Aging and Illness, Some LGBT People Opt for the Closet
What Is Old Age For?
Three-Generation Households: Are They History?
New Names for Today's Households
Think Old People Will Tank the Economy? That’s Just Plain Wrong
The Silver Century Foundation provides grants to further our mission and reinforce our initiatives. We are proud to have supported these projects, among others:
- Coming of Age in Aging America
- The Senior Mentor Program
- The Elder Economic Security Index
Test Your Aging Skills
Will monetary awards motivate you to exercise?
Will your adult children feel betrayed if you start dating?
Take this quiz to find out what personal traits attract those over 50.
The Hands-Some Journey Project
Photographer Elaine Zelker captures life stories through hand held objects.
to help you make empowered choices about your future.
The Silver Century Foundation promotes a positive view of aging. The Foundation challenges entrenched and harmful stereotypes, encourages dialogue between generations, advocates planning for the second half of life, and raises awareness to educate and inspire everyone to live long, healthy, empowered lives.
"It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment; in these qualities old age is usually not poorer, but is even richer."
Cicero (106-43 BC)