Formerly on the staff of National Public Radio, Connie Goldman is an award-winning radio producer and reporter. For almost 30 years her public radio programs, books, and speaking have been exclusively concerned with the changes and challenges of aging. Grounded in the art of personal stories collected from hundreds of interviews, Connie”s presentations are designed to inform, empower, and inspire. Her message on public radio, in print, and in person is clear — make any time of life an opportunity for new learning, exploring creative pursuits, self-discovery, spiritual deepening, and continued growth. Her books include The Ageless Spirit, Secrets of Becoming a Late Bloomer, The Gifts of Caregiving: Stories of Hardship, Hope and Healing, Late Life Love: Romance and New Relationships in Late Years, and Tending the Earth, Mending the Spirit: The Healing Gifts of Gardening. Visit her Web site at


Romance and New Relationships in Later Life

Love, intimacy, sex, and building meaningful relationships are not the exclusive domain of the young. Older couples who have found new life partners in their later years have generously told me their stories. There’s an independence of spirit that comes with aging that surprises younger people. A woman in her 70s confirmed this for many when she told me, “We make our own plans on how we live together. Why at my age would I give a hoot about what people think?” And sex? . . .

Fall 2013 Issue

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Seeking an Elder Culture

Americans have an almost insatiable appetite for staying young... Millions struggle in some way to resist, delay, deny, outwit, or camouflage the dreaded enemy — aging... But youth has been oversold, and aging has value that we as a culture haven’t acknowledged...

Spring 2009 Issue

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