Did You Watch The Boomer List?

"Always have old memories and young hopes." I was so excited to watch The Boomer List on American Masters last week. A series of video interviews by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, it highlights some iconic figures from the baby boomer generation. (Greenfield-Sanders has also done other films, like "The Black List," "The Latino List," and "The Out List.") As a geriatric social worker, I was taught to look for trends in cohorts. People who've experienced the same major events might behave in … [Read more...]

Does Age Make a Difference in Relationships?

"Rats know the way of rats." -Chinese proverb Gung hay fat choy! 2014 is the Year of the Horse. Twelve animals make up the Chinese zodiac: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. Each exhibits a different personality based on your birth year. As a kid, I remember seeing the zodiac printed on paper placemats in Chinese restaurants (our family establishment had ones with red curlicue borders). Besides the character traits, there's usually a line … [Read more...]