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.
Staying engaged and involved while growing older
Host Gail Zugerman interviews Burt Fendelman a practicing attorney in NYC dedicated to aiding collectors, heirs and others evaluate art work and collectibles for the purpose of understanding the tax implications of gifting or selling of their treasures.
He talks with Gail about how having passion for your work as well as staying connected with others of all ages is essential to growing older with gusto.
Burt Fendelman is a gregarious and energetic 86 year old living in NYC.
He began his career as a tax attorney and got bored with it so changed to a different type of law practice. This enabled him to work in the area of the arts which is and remains a personal passion.
He chats with us on the show about how important it is to maintain personal connections and create new ones as we grow older. His favorite thing to do when growing up was getting to meet new people and not being afraid of new people.
Lose your fear of aging by not thinking about it! Realize that your body is a machine and needs to be serviced. Also, the most important thing is to keep your mind busy.
Volunteer and give back. Being alone is apparently equivalent to smoking 10 cigarettes a day.
Learn how to listen and share your experiences with friends.
Linda Steele Wellness Advisor
Starting A Business After Fifty
Gail Zugerman host of Growing Older with Gusto speaks with Jeff Williams, Chief Coach for Bizstarters and creator of the Virtual Incubator Business Startup Program. If you're thinking that you are not quite ready to retire and want to strike out on an entrepreneurial venture of your own, listen to this podcast episode.
“Hey Boomer” With Wendy Green
Our guest Wendy Green is host of the podcast “Hey Boomer” created to help baby boomers find a purpose, stay engaged in the world, and increase their confidence to recreate their lives or see their dreams come alive.
Based in Greenville, South Carolina, Wendy started her podcast after a long career in training and development with the desire to continue to stay relevant, and to make a difference in peoples lives.
Growing Older While Living With A Disability
Born blind, Katherine Schneider of Eau Claire, Wisconsin talks with host Gail Zugerman about growing older with gusto while living with a disability.
Her physical challenge did not deter her from becoming a clinical psychologist, writing four books, and getting involved in several philanthropical ventures.
While determined to lead the good life herself, she has also managed to clear a path for others by making sure that people with disabilities have access to everything they need.
Talking About Fashionable Adaptive Apparel with Jimmy Zollo
We all know people who could use a lift by wearing clothing that makes them feel like themselves as they grow older. But what if your clothes are difficult to put on or uncomfortable to wear because you do not move as easily or in the same way you did when you were younger?
Jimmy Zollo, co-founder & CEO of Joe & Bella, created a fashionable adaptive apparel brand for older adults. A graduate of Indiana University, Jimmy polished his marketing & sales skills with the NBA, WNBA before joining the team at GrubHub, one of Chicago's most successful startups. His role on the team of creating critical partnerships led to GrubHub's expansion nationally & provided a foundation for the company's future sales strategy.
Jimmy and his father Peter have collaborated together once before with Collaborata, a market research startup, before getting together once again to create Joe & Bella. This previous experience allowed them to gain insight into a market they identified through their own personal family need. The result is a fabulous line of contemporary apparel for people with physical or mental limitations.
Jimmy talks with host Gail Zugerman about how his past work experiences & personal life experiences combined to spark the idea for Joe & Bella.
Superb show about aging, positivity plus!
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.
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.