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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

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.3, 9 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.

    A peek into Lustgarten Foundation fundraising efforts with Jason Rice

    A peek into Lustgarten Foundation fundraising efforts with Jason Rice

    What is the Future of Fundraising?  How does becoming Virtual play into the landscape?  How do you maintain momentum to support an important cause?

    Jason Rice, the National Director of Development and Events for the Lustgarten Foundation dives into his 20+ years working with health-related not for profits to steer the Foundation in the right direction.

    Listen in to our interview with Jason and learn how to support and get involved with an important cause.





    Host Gail Zugerman shows her support for the Lustgarten Foundation

    • 17 min
    Kerri Kaplan, President and CEO Of The Lustgarten Foundation

    Kerri Kaplan, President and CEO Of The Lustgarten Foundation

    Doing what matters.

    This is what Kerri Kaplan, President & CEO of The Lustgarten Foundation does every day! With this episode, we begin a collaboration between Growing Older with Gusto and The Lustgarten Foundation, the largest organization ‘for pancreatic cancer research, because health is so important as we grow older.  So, Kerri is up first on the show!



    You will find Kerri is so very passionate about her work at the Lustgarten Foundation as she shares with us what the Lustgarten Foundation is up to today and how far they have come.  She talks about the “Big Tuna”  and the “Felix” projects which are all promising.  Early detection, treatments, and a cure are all on her radar! Come listen and heighten your awareness about a critical disease for our times.



     



     



    Host Gail Zugerman shows her support for the Lustgarten Foundation

    Introduction to Joan Craig – ChooseJoyfulHealth.com

    Introduction to Joan Craig – ChooseJoyfulHealth.com

    Meet Joan Craig, founder of ChooseJoyfulHealth.com. CEO has a new meaning. CHIEF EXPERT OCCUPANT is who you are, and also who you can be.

    Joan Craig took an experience living in Honduras and turned it into a business. She can take anybody from 40 - 65 and give them a plan on how to move forward with balance, stamina and joy.

    A couple of her programs include Posture School which she designs according to specific needs, and the Boost Program where she will do a deep dive one-on-one with you.

    Make sure your earbuds are working well, and take a listen to how Joan Craig and ChooseJoyfulHealth.com can help you Grow Older With Gusto!

    • 24 min
    CK – Dynamic Forever

    CK – Dynamic Forever

    CK Perez, as she is affectionately called at the East Bank Club in Chicago, is 86 years young!  She appears vibrant, in shape, and has the spirit of the color she loves the most — green. Green is symbolic to her of all that is growing and willing to live.

    She talks to us about her life, how she got to where she is today and dispenses valuable advice on how to grow older with gusto. For starters, “stop focusing on aging and focus on the gift of being alive.” She is basically saying live in the moment!

    This fitness enthusiast didn’t start working at a paying job that reflected her lifetime passion until she was 52. Some of her advice she talks about on the podcast includes staying engaged with people, living whatever faith you choose, and keeping your brain active!

    Click on the podcast player below to listen to our interview with CK talk about how she is staying dynamic forever!

     

    • 32 min
    Deacon Leonard Richardson

    Deacon Leonard Richardson

    This is a story about an 82-year-old man who made a life-altering change at age 50 by allowing his faith, his energy and his love of life, family and friends to steer him into becoming a Deacon at age 53.  Deacon Leonard Richardson, tells us on the podcast how his connection to family, friends, and his Catholic religion were the guideposts along the way to becoming an example of how to grow older with gusto!



    He is always open to change that points people in “the right direction, and talks about marching with Martin Luther King from Marquette Park here in Chicago back in the day!



    He lives by the universal adages, “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You” and “We Shall Love Our Neighbors As Ourselves”.

    • 23 min
    Judi Schindler

    Judi Schindler

    Judi Schindler a lifelong Chicagoan is a multi-talented woman in her 70’s who has headed a 10 person PR firm for 40 years, become an actor, and an author where she describes one of her biggest life accomplishments - being married for 50+ years! I spoke with Judi recently about the sense of humor she has about marriage and she hilariously recounted how having one son has resulted in being the grandmother of six- a good return on her investment!



    Judi's Blog:  https://judischindler.com/blog/



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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Roman Prokopchuk ,

Great Show

Great podcast, awesome host, I'm portant segment of the population is covered for anyone in the age range or people simply interested great stuff.

Josh Tapp (the lucky titan) ,

The passion that Gail brings is incredible

The entire concept of this podcast is enlightening to a younger generation who loves to hear the council of those who have made it! Gail brings so much passion to the table it’s an Honor listening to her!

Flyone75 ,

Great Show!

Every day 10,000 baby boomers retire and we need to learn from there experiences. This is a great format to hear the knowledge they have gained to help you in your life!

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