Entries by Ryan Frederick

Do You Want to Climb Your Second Mountain?

An Antidote to Social Isolation and Loneliness In recent years, much has been written about the increase in social isolation and loneliness. While, historically, social isolation and loneliness have been most strongly associated with older adults, recent studies indicate the loneliest generation may be Generation Z, the oldest of whom are in college. Loneliness, it…

Choosing Happiness with Purpose

Charlotte Seigel is a tour de force. She is passionate about social work, psychiatric work in particular. She also believes in actively collaborating with colleagues to improve the field. In fact, she has been passionate about this work for over seventy years! Charlotte is 97 years old.

Be Healthy: Host a Block Party

Every Memorial Day weekend, our neighborhood throws a block party. After months of pseudo hibernation from the mid-Atlantic winter and unpredictable spring, it serves as an opportunity to bring people together and celebrate the upcoming summertime.


An Unlikely Paring that Works

Peanut butter and chocolate. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito. Suffer and festivals? Yes, SufferFest.

Collaboration with SmartLiving 360 Releases Customer Journey Map

AgingWell Hub Creates Ground-Breaking Work To Re-Imagine Living Environments of the Future Baltimore, Md. (September 15, 2018) AgingWell Hub released a Customer Journey Map based on the perceived prototypical needs of middle-income single woman in her 70s. AgingWell Hub, co-founded with Philips, is a cross-sector collaborative of the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown…

Getting By With Help From My Friends

The Okavango Delta, a UNESCO Heritage Site, is located in Northern Botswana. Each year, water flows from the Angolan highlands and floods parts of the Kalahari Desert. The lush habitat attracts scores of animals including giraffes, elephants, hippos, crocodiles, lions and leopards, among many others. It also is home to many types of birds.

The Opposite of Loneliness

The English language has its limitations. For example, take the word ‘love’. The English language uses one word which the Greeks needed seven words – ranging from eros (sexual love) to philia (friendship love) to agape (love of stranger) – to accurately describe.

Ryan Frederick of SmartLiving 360 to Present Keynote Presentation at 2018 Environments for Aging Conference

Talk to Raise Awareness of a National Opportunity for New and Better Housing for America Suitable for People of All Ages Baltimore, Md. (April 19, 2018) – SmartLiving 360 Founder and CEO Ryan Frederick will present a keynote presentation on the morning of Monday, April 23rd at the 2018 Environments for Aging (EFA) Conference in…