Entries by Ryan Frederick

IT’S ALL ABOUT WELL-BEING

Longevity: Nature vs. Nurture?

My grandparents had a strong influence on my life. My maternal grandfather, “Ace” as his basketball teammates used to call him, wrote scores of letters to me and encouraged me to play hoops which I still enjoy today…

REDESIGN MAINSTREET. FORGET SHADY ACRES. (PART 1)

At age 29, I did something a bit unusual. I moved into a retirement community. I left Silicon Valley with the notion that there was an opportunity to improve the quality of lives of older adults through innovation. I figured there was no better place to start to learn about older adults than to live among them. I headed to Atlanta.

REWRITING RETIREMENT

You didn’t hear it from me but two years ago my mom turned 70 years old. While she may qualify for “senior” discounts, don’t make the mistake of calling her a senior. Even the word ‘grammy’ is reserved for just three people, all of whom are presently ten years old and younger. See, she will not let herself be defined by her age or supposed limitations.