BGR 11/25/2014: St. Katherine Drexel and mobility issues for seniors in natural disasters

Cordelia Frances Biddle, author of a new biography of her relative, St. Katherine Drexel, and Lindsay Goldman, right, of the New York Academy of Medicine, are among the guests on Boomer Generation Radio Nov. 25.
Cordelia Frances Biddle, author of a new biography of her relative, St. Katherine Drexel, and Lindsay Goldman, right, of the New York Academy of Medicine, are among the guests on Boomer Generation Radio Nov. 25.

In the November 25 Boomer Generation Radio, Rabbi Address welcomes Cordelia Frances Biddle, an independent scholar, novelist and direct descendent of Francis Martin Drexel, grandfather of Saint Katharine Drexel, and of Nicholas Biddle, president of the Second Bank of the United States. Her new book, Saint Katharine: The Life of Katharine Drexelis the story of a remarkable woman who rebelled against family, friends, and the luxuries of the Edwardian Age, and who risked her life aiding and educating the poorest of the poor.

In the second half of the program, Dr. Jennifer Campbell, principal of Campbell Collaboratives and a program evaluator at Grants in Aging, and Lindsay Goldman, Project Director for Age-friendly NYC, a public/private initiative to improve the quality of life for older adults in NYC through changes to policies, practices and programs, discuss what happens to older adults with mobility issues in natural disaster situations.

Boomer Generation Radio is sponsored in part by Kendal Corporation, a Quaker-based provider of continuing care retirement communities in the Northeast and Midwest, airs on WWDB-AM 860 every Tuesday at 10 a.m., and features news and conversation aimed at Baby Boomers and the issues facing them as members of what Rabbi Address calls “the club sandwich generation.” You can hear the show live on AM 860, or streamed live from the WWDB website.

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