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    David Stewart

    David Stewart
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    David is the founder and face of AGEIST. He is an expert on, and a passionate champion of the emerging global over-50 lifestyle. A dynamic speaker, he is available for panels, keynotes and informational talks at david@agei.st.

    The Surprising Story of the Apple Watch and Its 80(+) Year-Old Fans

    Who would have thought that the Apple Watch was adored by people in the uppermost age categories? It is small, it requires some manual dexterity to use, it is technologically sophisticated, it is all the things that age-targeted devices like the GrandPad (yes, there is actually a device called...

    My New Fitness Friend: The Schwinn IC4 Indoor Bike

    With no more gyms, at least for the foreseeable future, I needed to figure out a way to get my endorphin rush and cardio training. Temporarily in Utah, I could, of course, just go for a good run. But in about 30 days the weather is going to turn;...

    Stephanie Barlow, 58: Opening Up to Life

    At 52 she loses her mom to cancer, her dad also passes from cancer, then she herself is diagnosed with cancer. Her 2 kids are in the process of leaving the house, and she leaves her husband of 25 years. Having been a stay-at-home mom for decades, she asks...

    Bare Mama Project: Carré Otis and Sarah Spinner Have a Shame-Free Alcohol Education Program

    Alcohol sales have grown 27%, CNN reports. Who is doing all this new drinking? We don’t have any real stats on the age breakdown, but if one assumes that teens and those in their 20s were pre-COVID already drinking as much as they could, that would leave a good...

    The AGEIST Movement. We Are Not Done Yet.

    Welcome, people from Calm!We started AGEIST about 5 years ago when, at the age of 56, as I looked around the media landscape, I didn’t see myself or any of my friends represented. There were pharma ads proclaiming that I had overwhelming medical problems that only their products could...

    Jeffrey Gold, 62: Self-Taught Artist and Jewelry Designer

    Jeffrey thrives working in an old school, totally analog, highly laborious field. He is a sculptor, jewelry designer, and painter. When I met Jeffrey, he was with his business partner "Fred" Ann-Sofie whom we profiled here. His world is that of a classic artist atelier, except it is in...

    What to Bring When You Run Away From Home

    Last week we left Los Angeles having sold our home of 7 years, putting most of our big stuff into long-term storage, packed up the car, and headed to the mountains of Utah. Over the next 9 days I stayed in 3 Airbnbs and 3 hotels. We are now...

    Jean Sung, 67: Transforming Lives With Charitable Giving

    Jean Sung has experienced the world from many different perspectives, she has connected with the neediest to the most privileged. This experience has led her to make it her mission to improve the lives of others. Although she did not grow up wealthy, her parents were able to expose...

    Sold the Home. Now What?

    For the first time since I was in college, I don’t have a firm plan in place for where I will be living. This is at once freeing, occasionally even exhilarating, and a bit disorienting. We just moved out of our lovely downtown Los Angeles loft last week. We...

    Luchita Hurtado. 1920-2020

    Luchita Hurtado had to wait until she was 98 for her first solo museum show. Apart from a couple of smaller solo showings, one in 1974 and another in 2016, this was her only individual public showing.We have seen a number of women artists receive long-overdue recognition, but none...
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