The Art of Spreading More Living onto Everyday Life

August 28, 2020
Hosted by Joseph M. Casciani

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Now that we are living longer – and have more free time on our hands, questions arise about what to do, especially post-retirement. How do we find ways to add zest to our lives? What can we do to live well at any age? Our guest this week, Heidi Herman, has written a new book that explores these very questions with advice to “keep moving, keep doing, and keep living.” The book’s title, "On With the Butter," comes from an old Icelandic expression that means carry on, forge ahead, and keep doing what you are doing. These expressions fit the Living to 100 Club, move forward with drive and spirit, no matter what obstacles we encounter. Heidi will share stories about her mother, who recovered from a stroke at age 92, and went on to log “93 new activities” between ages 93 and 94, proving you are never too old to have fun. Her mother’s example led Heidi to write this motivational book encouraging anyone to find those activities and experiences. Join us for this inspiring conversation.

Living to 100 Club

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The Living to 100 Club is an exciting take on getting older. The Living to 100 Club members turn aging on its head knowing and understanding age is only a number. The Living to 100 Club is for everyone of all ages who wants to maintain a positive outlook about our futures. The Living to 100 Club offers fresh and inspiring perspectives on aging successfully, no matter how much help we may need adapting to growing older. Whether we’re still running marathons or confined to a wheelchair, we can always keep a positive frame of mind, look forward to events in our future, and plan on living to 100. The Living to 100 Club brings together topics on successful aging, overcoming obstacles, staying positive in the face of adversity, healthy lifestyles, starting new chapters and doing what you can’t. The Living to 100 Club guests share their professional stories, give advice on wellness, and offer explanations about living life to its fullest.

Joseph M. Casciani

Dr. Joe Casciani is a clinical psychologist who has been working with seniors, their families, and caregivers for over 30 years. A native New Yorker, he now resides in San Diego, California, with his wife of 48 years. Spending three decades in the health care industry, Dr. Casciani brings a point of view that emphasizes what we now know about longevity, how to create a future that is bigger than our past, and how to remove the mental clutter that robs us of a positive, energizing outlook on life. Dr. Casciani has shepherded other mental health professionals wanting to work with seniors and has written extensively on the vital role of mental health in long term care settings and the challenges of coping with medical conditions. Dr. Casciani has presented at professional and trade association meetings and has conducted a series of online webinars on aging and mental health. Beyond the clinical work and training, Dr. Casciani’s entrepreneurial spirit has brought rise to his building and operating several businesses in the health care industry, while managing the practices of other mental health professionals in several states.

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