My (New) Left Foot

Congratulations to this brave survivor and the committed ISC staffers who are determined that all our seniors take the steps necessary to live full, healthy lives. Nearly 25 years ago, Mat Tee was looking for food in the jungle near her home in Burma when she...

Student Volunteers Teach…and Learn

Intercultural Senior Center frequently welcomes student volunteers who assist our staff with everything from teaching conversational English to helping serve lunch to lending a hand with art projects. Both the staff and seniors are very appreciative of these gifts of...

Klee’s Big, Big Adventure

ISC Case Worker and Karen Interpreter Klee Shwe brightens our office every day with her friendly smile and can-do attitude, and recently she shared her gift for giving with Karen refugees halfway around the world. In late December, Klee went on a month-long adventure...

How Your Morning Coffee Might Slow Down Aging

From TIME Health, January 2017 To the age-old question “Is coffee bad for you?”, researchers are in more agreement than ever that the answer is a resounding “no.” A study published last year in the journal Nature Medicine found that older people with low levels of...

The Census is a social justice issue

Blog post by Vu Le, NAF The 2020 Census is coming up. This is an incredibly important process that happens in the US every ten years. The results determine how much federal funding is allocated to each state, as well as how many seats in the US House of...

Hacks Can Ease the Trials of Aging

ARTICLE BY MARIE TAE MCDERMOTT  New York Times  AUGUST 15, 2016 When Barbara Beskind, 92, had trouble reaching foods in the back of her refrigerator, she installed a lazy susan on an inside shelf. The revolving tray makes items much easier to reach. Ms. Beskind, a...

“Elderly” No More

Article by Judith Graham from her column in the New York Times, “My New Old Age,” April 19, 2012 “Have you thought about changing the name of that blog you’re writing for?” Ann Fishman asked. “The boomers aren’t going to like it. They don’t ever want to...