ASA Presents The Legacy Interviews

By American Society on Aging
Posted on September 13, 2021

For more information or future presentations please visit, September 8 | John W. Rowe, MD The Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Previously, he served as Chairman and CEO of Aetna, Inc., one of the nation's leading healthcare and related benefits organizations. Prior to... READ MORE

Living with lemons

By Stuart P. Rosenthal
Posted on August 30, 2021

A surprising (to me) number of readers and friends have been asking me when they will get to hear the new piano compositions I wrote during my recent sabbatical. It had certainly been my intention to record myself playing them and to make the videos available to all on YouTube. It still is, actually. But reality has intervened in the form of a rather painful bad back. My doctor has... READ MORE

Time of Your Life Segment

By Stuart Rosenthal
Posted on August 25, 2021

Watch this interview of Beacon publisher Stuart Rosenthal by Ethel Rasmussen of the Baltimore County Department of Aging about our upcoming Virtual 50+Expo. The program is airing on Baltimore County Cable. 

Farewell, Cicadaville

By Stuart P. Rosenthal
Posted on July 26, 2021

In my last column, which ran in May, I announced I was taking a seven-week sabbatical to see if my old school penchant for composing music for the piano might be something I could return to…you know, when I retire or something. We have frequently encouraged our readers to discover their passions — whether resuming a hobby from youth or learning how to do something completely... READ MORE

Guest columnist

By Howard Gleckman
Posted on July 02, 2021

While our publisher is on a brief sabbatical, in lieu of our regular “From the Publisher” column we will be having guest writers. This month’s guest column is written by Howard Gleckman, a senior fellow at The Urban Institute and president of the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington. He is the author of Caring for Our Parents. We are beginning to see what may be the... READ MORE

Guest columnist

By Margaret Foster
Posted on May 28, 2021

[While our publisher is on a brief sabbatical, in lieu of our regular “From the Publisher” column we will be having guest writers. This month’s guest column is written by the Beacon’s managing editor.] Old age is a gift. As Mark Twain put it, “Do not complain about growing old. It is a privilege denied to many.” I’m grateful for every wrinkle and insight that comes with... READ MORE

Seniors Today

By Stuart Rosenthal
Posted on May 05, 2021

Beacon Publisher Stuart Rosenthal appears on Montgomery County Government's "Seniors Today" program for May 2021. 

A sabbatical of sorts

By Stuart P. Rosenthal
Posted on April 29, 2021

Spring is such an optimistic time of year, as colorful flowers burst into bloom all around us. This spring in particular we are all ripe for a change of scenery, for some new beginnings following the past year’s awful pandemic. It’s partly the season’s rising of the sap that has me itching to do something creative myself this spring. Regular Beacon readers know that our cover... READ MORE

Life lessons learned

By Stuart P. Rosenthal
Posted on March 25, 2021

If you’ve been reading the Beacon in recent months, or if you participated in our first Virtual 50+Expo last fall, you will know something about Dr. Ken Dychtwald, the respected author of 18 books on aging, founder of Age Wave, and world-traveled consultant and public speaker on the topic. We profiled him on the cover of our October 2020 issue, and he gave the keynote address at our... READ MORE

When distrust boosts risk

By Stuart P. Rosenthal
Posted on February 25, 2021

Our lives today are built around how we might best survive this worldwide pandemic of COVID-19. Because the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is everywhere, yet invisible, and because its effects on any particular person are generally unknowable in advance, we all sensibly must take whatever steps we possibly can to protect ourselves and our loved ones. One of those steps appears... READ MORE