Thelma Reese, Ed.D., is the author of How Seniors Are Saving the World: Retirement Activism to the Rescue!, and co-founder of the blog, ElderChicks.com. She joins Rabbi Address on this episode of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast to discuss her work in mobilizing and engaging seniors in activism.
You can watch the conversation in the video player below.
You can also listen to an audio podcast of the conversation in this player.
About the Guest
Thelma Reese, Ed. D., retired professor of English and of Education, created the Advisory Council for Hooked on Phonics and was its spokesperson in the ’90’s. In that role, and as director of the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy for the City of Philadelphia, she appeared frequently on television and hosted a cable show in Philadelphia. She was a founder of Philadelphia Young Playwrights, chaired the Board of Children’s Literacy Initiative, and organized the World Symposium on Family Literacy at UNESCO in Paris in 1994. She is co-author, with Barbara M. Fleisher, of The New Senior Woman: Reinventing the Years Beyond Mid-Life (Rowman & Littlefield) in 2013 and The New Senior Man: Exploring New Horizons, New Opportunities (Rowman & Littlefield) in 2017. They created the blog www.ElderChicks.com in 2012.
Thelma lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Harvey Reese, the author of several books, including How to License Your Million Dollar Idea (John Wiley, publisher), and an artist.