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...

Kids are the future? So are older adults!

  In college—Washington University in St. Louis. Yeah, go Bears!…If that’s still relevant!—I volunteered with the Campus Y and led a program called SAGE (Service Across GEnerations). We students would wake up early on Saturdays, hop on the school shuttle, and visit...

Dancing Reverses Signs of Aging in the Brain

                     ISC offers Seniors an hour of dance each weekday. As we grow older we suffer a decline in mental and physical fitness, which can be made worse by conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. A new study, published in the open-access...

Intercultural Senior Center Earns Certification

The Intercultural Senior Center (ISC) is pleased to announce it has earned the Guidelines & Principles certificate offered through the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM). The certificate makes ISC a Best Practices Partner with NAM, an organization that...

Message of Joy on #GivingTuesday

I have always had a special place in my heart for seniors. In my childhood I had many older relatives around to help raise me, and I find great joy in acts of service to elders, such as providing meals, helping them find a doctor, or just listening to their stories in...