10 episodes

This is a podcast that will turnaround misperceptions about the aging process and the later stages of our lives. It will provide a forum through various interviews of people aged 75+ who are growing older in a positive way to dispel the cloud of resistance and fear of growing older that is representative of many baby boomers. Growing older with Gusto showcases people from various walks of life who will discuss what they have done in the past, and continue to do today to give their lives meaning and to grow older with gusto.



Guests who describe what it takes to embrace their later years can energize, and change the focus of baby boomers and others who have negative perceptions of this phase of life. Baby boomers, a generation that has historically had an impact on society can lose their fear of aging, embrace our later years & be another way of this generation making its mark on society.



Gail Zugerman, the host of this podcast, is an experienced moderator, facilitator, and interviewer who spent the majority of her career as an independent qualitative marketing research consultant. Her expertise in working in the medical, B2B, and consumer markets with the older population provides a springboard for showing the way that our brains are wired to continue growing and achieving all of our lives.

Growing Older with Gusto Gail Zugerman

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    • 4.7 • 21 Ratings

This is a podcast that will turnaround misperceptions about the aging process and the later stages of our lives. It will provide a forum through various interviews of people aged 75+ who are growing older in a positive way to dispel the cloud of resistance and fear of growing older that is representative of many baby boomers. Growing older with Gusto showcases people from various walks of life who will discuss what they have done in the past, and continue to do today to give their lives meaning and to grow older with gusto.



Guests who describe what it takes to embrace their later years can energize, and change the focus of baby boomers and others who have negative perceptions of this phase of life. Baby boomers, a generation that has historically had an impact on society can lose their fear of aging, embrace our later years & be another way of this generation making its mark on society.



Gail Zugerman, the host of this podcast, is an experienced moderator, facilitator, and interviewer who spent the majority of her career as an independent qualitative marketing research consultant. Her expertise in working in the medical, B2B, and consumer markets with the older population provides a springboard for showing the way that our brains are wired to continue growing and achieving all of our lives.

    Better tune-up your driving OR ELSE! – Henry Ramirez

    Better tune-up your driving OR ELSE! – Henry Ramirez

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    Our first episode in May for Growing Older With Gusto has us exploring the ways we can continue to drive as we grow older without being a hazard on the road.







    Our guest, Henry Rameriz, of Oakland, California is an expert in anything to do with driving.  His background as a California Highway Patrol, and owner of the Bay Area Driving School provides him with lots of experience.







    Some of the topics we discussed are:







    * Teaching nuns at a convent to drive* Unusual teachers at his Driving School* The Consequences of Marijuana on driving* Road Rage* How to Fix Traffic Collision Problems* Ways of Getting Older Family Members off The Road







    Henry is also the author of “ Driver TuneUp” available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Lulu Books. 







    Put in those earbuds and take a Spring Walk as you learn some insightful tips on deriving as we grow older!

    • 18 min
    How one epidemiologist found himself being held at bayonet point!

    How one epidemiologist found himself being held at bayonet point!

    Dr. Michael Kogan







    Our most recent guest on the Show is Dr. Michael Kogan, an epidemiologist with the US Health & Human Services Department.







    He is extremely involved with helping children, and currently directs the child heath epidemiology office in Washington, DC.







    Admittingly, he has realized that his perceptions of growing older have evolved since he was in his 40’s.  Now, he recognizes that people will listen to older people, and even his adult children want to spend more time with him!







    His curious and passionate nature has taken him to Columbia during the 80’s where he was captured by gorillas to Nova Scotia where he spent time working in a bakery.







    The recent pandemic has made him more aware of the nature of people and what we need to do to grow older with gusto!







    Some of the topics we talked about include:







    * Getting arrested in Columbia* Working in a bakery in Nova Scotia* Helping young women in his office with STEM.* His greatest professional achievement.* The greatest challenges he faces at H&HS.







    Take a listen while you enjoy your first Spring Walk.  Our conversation is the perfect length to enjoy nature and learn something, too!!

    • 21 min
    Moving from continent to continent and still Growing Older with Gusto with author Julie Sursok

    Moving from continent to continent and still Growing Older with Gusto with author Julie Sursok

    Put in those earbuds and listen to our latest guest, Julie Sursok, who comes to us from Sydney, Australia.







    Julie is a great example of someone who exemplifies “growing older with gusto” by walking the talk.







    She has moved from continent to continent, lost everything, regained everything, and now has turned her story into a highly regarded book.







    This weeks’ show highlights parts of her life story, and also how she came about writing this book.







    The book is called, “I’m Now Called A Senior - WTF”. She shares with us the path to publishing, and also some hilarious subjects she has encountered as an aging boomer.







    She talks about various subjects we encounter as we grow older and puts a humorous spin on them. Some examples are:







    * Travelling* Separate Bedrooms* Medical Checks* Downsizing* Technical Faux Pas







    She is sometimes referred to as the female Jerry Seinfeld!







    Please take a listen and make a comment!  Also, share with other friends this inspiring &  hilarious episode!

    • 20 min
    Tips for Avoiding Online Dating Scammers with Ardee Krause

    Tips for Avoiding Online Dating Scammers with Ardee Krause

    Ardee Krause







    Today’s episode deals with a topic that many people who are growing older with gusto are encountering — online dating.







    Widows, divorcees, and never married women are flocking to online dating sites as another avenue of meeting men.







    Our guest today, Ardee Kraus, has had lots of experience in her attempts to widen her circle of friends and meet a new man.







    She started out as a widow joining special interest groups hoping to meet men which didn’t happen. This is the reason she turned to online dating. 







    Her adventures and misadventures are all captured in this  episode. They are very telling and informative on what to watch out for and how to attract the right type of man.







    Ardee has developed a checklist of ways women can identify scammers and here are some of them:







    * Profile Pictures* Demographic Information or Profile* Initial comments* What they ask for* Answers to your questions and concerns







    Listen to this episode and discover how to identify if someone is scamming or real.







    It’s a humorous account from a woman who maintains a positive spirit throughout as she recounts her experiences.







    The episode is the perfect length of time for a Spring walk!

    • 23 min
    What happens when you interview 40 people over 90!

    What happens when you interview 40 people over 90!

    This show’s episode is with Sky Bergman, an award-winning photographer who is getting ready to take her talents to new heights! Sky’s documentary called, Lives Well Lived: Celebrating the Secrets, Wit and Wisdom of Old Age, will be seen on PBS.







    It’s a fantastic documentary that covers Sky’s four years of interviewing 40 people over the age of 90. She describes it as “40 People, 3000 Years of Collective Life Experience”







    Sky’s career has encompassed many other accomplishments. These include having her Fine Art work included in permanent collections at The LA County Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the Bibliotheque National de France.







    Her commercial work has appeared on book covers for Random House and Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, Inc.  Magazine that use her work include Smithsonian, Readers Digest and Archaeology Odyssey.







    Currently, Sky is working as a Professor of Photography and Video at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, California.







    The episode highlights how Sky became inspired for her work, how she went about doing it, and what the future looks like after completing the documentary.







    Her next project is called The Intergenerational Project and she speaks a bit about how her students have created bonds with older generations and come away with a new sense of what life can be like from different perspectives.







    View us on our YouTube Channel, Growing Older With Gusto, share with your friends, and Subscribe!

    • 18 min
    Learn How To Get Unstuck! with Lucia Knight

    Learn How To Get Unstuck! with Lucia Knight

    Today’s episode explores the method for finding oneself & re-inventing ones life at mid-life and beyond.  Our guest, Lucia Knight comes to us from the UK where she started a business called MidLife Unstuck and wrote a book, XChange. 







    Lucia took the bold and gusto move of piecing together her work and life experience pre-midlife to helping others get unstuck in both their careers and life!







    The show discusses how she used what she calls “Experiments” to jumpstart her own life, create a fulfilling older life, and ultimately help others discover and identify their life passions and move forward.







    Her “experiments” started slowly and gained momentum when she shared them with friends who hopped on the bandwagon.  One example is climbing the French Alps in a short period of time.







    She refers to “Fierce Midlife Experiments” which often involve physicality and the tenacity to try totally out of the box activities.







    She touches on what she calls ones “SuperPowers” and provides the framework for everyone to dig in and figure out what exactly are their SuperPowers!!  Everyone has 4-5 things they do better than other people and enjoy.







    Her “Fierce Emporium” is another offering that Lucia provides for those interested in identifying 8 traits for their “Fierce Cube.”







    So, take a listen to Lucia and get inspired!!  Our chat is the perfect length for a 20 minute walk for those in warmer climes or for sitting with a cup of hot chocolate if you are spending time indoors right now.







    Lucia Knight can be contacted at her website: midlifeunstuck.com

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Mxsandy12 ,

Wonderful!

Superb show about aging, positivity plus!

Zuggy1 ,

Great interviewer

I have listened to most of Gail Zugerman’s interviews and they are brilliant and informative. I never cease to learn from her and her guests. She lets her guests speak and asks questions that bring out very interesting responses. She does not abruptly interrupt a guest but guides them gently to be informative and interesting. Getting older with gusto it’s a great podcast with a great interview.

Enhanced Listener ,

Outstanding

I have been listening to podcasts for quite a while and just discovered Gail Zugerman. Guests have something important to say and she gives them the time and asks the right questions so they can tell their story. I have learned something new and gain insights from each episode. The current episode interviewing a doctor transitioning from surgery to rescuing dogs has given me the encouragement to move forward as I transition my career.

I highly recommend giving this podcast a listen.

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