BGR 10/21/2014: Grandparents for Social Action and Balance and Fitness for Women

On the October 21 Boomer Generation Radio show, Rabbi Address chats first with Chicago-based Sharon Morton, developer and creator of Grandparents for Social Action, a movement of grandparents and active seniors learning and sharing their roots in social action with their grandchildren.

In the second half of the program, Rabbi Address discusses older women’s fitness with Dr. Joan HultProfessor Emerita, Kinesiology, at the School of Public Health, University of Maryland.

About Sharon Morton, Grandparents for Social Action

Sharon Morton
Sharon Morton

Sharon Morton is the grandmother of five grandchildren, ages six to 18.  She is the founder of Grandparents for Social Action and serves as Executive Director. Sharon worked for 32 years as Director of Religious Education at Am Shalom in Glencoe, Illinois, with a specialty in holistic education and social action work.  As an active leader in the community, Sharon is an inspirational storyteller and travels throughout the United States to talk with grandparents about social action.  She has led service trips to Poland, Israel, Cuba, Russia, and across the US.  Read more…





About Dr. Joan Hult

Dr. Joan Hult
Dr. Joan Hult

Joan S. Hult (Ph.D. University of Southern California) is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Kinesiology. Her work focuses on sport history, and philosophy of sport. Dr. Hult is one of the foremost sport historians on American women in athletics. She has written and spoken extensively on all aspects of women in sport including governance, the Olympics, basketball, and Title IX issues. She was co-editor of the NAGWS sponsored book, A Century of Women’s Basketball: From Frailty to Final Four.





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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