Men Talk About Sex & A Feisty Disruptor Steals Our Hearts
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February 2017 Newsletter
The Month of Love: Men Talk About Sex & a Feisty
Disruptor Steals Our Hearts
Welcome, disruptors, to a frisky February as we add love into our mission of challenging outdated beliefs — and encouraging fearlessness! Heart and pluck come naturally to our Hero of the Month featured in the clip above. At 83, renowned artist Faith Ringgold invented an art app based on Sudoku — and at 86, she sold her first large painting to the Museum of Modern Art. Now that’s an Age Disruptor! We’ve got another Ageist Alert to share with you — we will not stop calling them out — and as Valentine’s Day approaches, we titillate you with May-December attractions, friendships and age-differentiated connections that keep us youthful, wise — and stimulated. Now here’s the frisky part: Ever wish you could spy on men talking candidly about sex and aging? Or better yet — men of different generations? We thought so. Take that off your bucket list. Happy Valentine’s Day, disruptors! Let this be our aphrodisiac for continuing to break the rules together and live our lives without ageism!
Maryjane Fahey - Disrupt Aging Editor
We're Reading and Watching
Stories from around the web that we've enjoyed in the last weeks.
Meet Some Unexpected and Delightfully Surprising
Soul Mates…
A 24-year-old with a 46-year-old? We’re not talking May/December romances here — but celebrating May/December friendships!
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My Man to Man Sex Talk With a Millennial
Boy, have things changed…

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Ageists Away! We’re Here, Dear, Get Used to It!
From age shaming to the apparent pilfer-profiling of seniors at CVS, we will not stop calling them out…

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Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Reuters
Too Young for Hollywood —
at 29?
After six years and 15 films, actor Miles Teller, 29 and star of Bleed for This, is still trying to convince critics and audiences that he’s an adult!
Read the story in Vanity Fair ››
This Month's Advice
Helen Mirren’s Take Away?
Make your own rules!
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Meet Some of Our Everyday Disruptors
Are you breaking barriers in your life? Are you an age disruptor? Write to us. Tell us your story — and meet some fellow disruptors who are rocking our world …
“While fighting cancer in 1995, I took up cycling for rehabilitation. My first long trip was in 1999 when I crossed the U.S.; 4400 miles in 2 1/2 months. I’m now 81, and still have many trips planned in the U.S. and Europe.”
— John Porner
“I’m a member of the Silver Classix hip-hop dance team. We’re men and women over 50 who dance for the NBA
Atlanta Hawks games. In August, we competed in Hip Hop International against dancers half our age!”
— Wendy Waddell
“I’m completely blind and graduated from the Southern University – Baton Rouge this past May with a degree in criminology at 67 years old. I pledged a fraternity at 57 and even made the dean’s list with a 3.7 GPA.”
— Harold Cole
Keeping Up With Our Chief Age Disruptor
Photo Credit: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Spreading the Word of Global Aging as an Opportunity …
An opportunity — not a crisis! On Jan. 17, Jo Ann Jenkins, led a discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland — along with global leaders in public health and finance — that focused on the rise of an aging population and the possible advantages that longevity can provide. The following day, our CEO participated in a roundtable discussion with economic leaders on how we can best utilize our aging population as a source of opportunity versus how it’s presently seen as a “challenge.”
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