On the December 13, 2016 Boomer Generation Radio show, Jon Roesser, general manager of Weavers Way Cooperative Association, explains the coop movement and the organization’s mission of operating a grocery-based consumer organization that is owned and governed by its members. The second-half guest is Jerome Kerner of Sage-ing International, dedicated to helping elders reclaim their role as leaders, sharing wisdom and spirit essential to creating a better world for current and future generations.
About the Guests
Jon Roesser was named general manager of Weavers Way in 2015. Before being named general manager, he was Weavers Way’s Human Resources Director, a post he had held since October 2008. Before coming to Weavers Way, Roesser worked for 13 years at Adecco Corp., a global HR services company, in a variety of roles including director of Adecco’s six-branch Philadelphia region. A native Philadelphian, he graduated from La Salle College High School (’88) and La Salle University (’92), where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. He also has a Master of Arts in English from Arcadia University (’12). He lives in Cheltenham with his wife, Sharon, who owns a horticulture business, and sons Christian, 9, and Samuel, 6.
Jerome Kerner, RA is a Certified Sage-ing Leader. He has been an architect since graduation from Pratt Institute in 1965. For the past forty years he has been involved in personal growth and psychological and spiritual development such as; Core Energetics with Dr. John Pierakos, Family Systems with Hellinger Institute D.C. and certification in Gestalt Therapy from Southern CT State University. He has published Be It Ever So Humble, a dialogue at the threshold of family ancestry and culture that explores the hidden self as reflected in the home. He has been active in community as past President of the Town of Lewisboro N.Y.Library Assoc., Chairman of the Affordable Housing Comm. and presently Chairman of the Town Planning Board. Jerome has been married since 1979 to Alexis Johnson PhD. They have three children and seven grandchildren.
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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