Media, Book Reviews and Articles

Post Publication Book Reviews & Articles with links:

Summer, 2014: Healthy Aging Magazine: "Find Your Inner Artist,” 

June 20, 2014: Newsday: (Toder and The Vintage Years quoted in) “Later in Life Artists Prove it’s Never Too Late to Express Creativity,” by John Hanc:

April 13, 2014: "Creativity and the Aging Brain: An Interview with Francine Toder, Ph.D., author of The Vintage Years," by Cathy Breslaw:

March March 12, 2014: The New York Times: (Toder and newest book quoted in) “New Worlds Open at the Artist’s Easel,” by John Hanc:

March 4, 2014: Aging Horizons Bulletin (Canada): "Interview: Late Blooming Artists Fascinate and Sparkle,” by Ruth Dempsey:

January 15, 2014: Manhattan Arts International: Book Review: "Finding Your Inner Artist After Sixty,” by Renée Phillips:

July 11, 2013: The Beacon (Newspaper: Print and Online) Baltimore and Palm Springs Edition. Book Review: "How To Become More Creative Later in Life," by C. Sorgen:

June 19, 2013: The Oakland Tribune (The Bay Area News Group),  by Angela Hill: 'Art and Seniors: Drawing Outside The Lines." San Jose Mercury News (The Bay Area News Group), "Lifestyle" cover article by Angela Hill, 'Aging Artfully,' (print edition).

June 7, 2013: Palo Alto Weekly, "Living Well Section," by Chris Kenrick: "The quest to play, paint, sculpt, write in the 'Vintage Years.'"

May, 2013: GaGaSisterhood online site for grandmothers, Book Review:

May, 2013: San Francisco Book Review, Featured Review (5 star):

April, 2013: Midwest Book Review, Reviewer's Choice section:

April 4, 2013: The Argonaut Newspaper, Los Angeles: article titled, "Seniors: A New Stage in a New Age,

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TV and Radio shows with links for listening:

May 2, 2014: Interview by Frank Samson on his radio show, “The Aging Boomers,” about The Vintage Years:

September 23, 2013: Live at 3 pm CDT, interview by Ed Zinkiewicz on radio show: "Retire-To." Tune in or listen to streamed audio:

August 28, 2013: Interview with Rosanna Tufts on "The Tufts Get Going," radio show, Maryland. Listen to streamed audio:

July 20, 2013: "Experience Talks," on KPFK-FM, Santa Barbara-San Diego. Interviewed by Tim Carpenter, host. Listen to streamed audio:

May 3, 2013: "The Feisty Side of Fifty," Cable radio show with host Mary Eileen Williams,

May 20, 2013: Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, Book talk recorded for radio:

April 19, 2013: "Insight" radio show with Beth Ruyak, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento, CA (NPR affiliate):

April 18, 2013: "Dr. Business" with Roy Blitzer, Cable TV, Palo Alto: Interview

Articles and Blogs by Author with links for viewing: 

May 18, 2015: Huffington Post Blog: "Positive Aging Movement Takes Off,”

May 5 2015: Huffington Post Blog: “Woman With a Blowtorch: Another Late-blooming Artist,”

March 20, 2015: ZocaloPublicSquare, "What do Grandma Moses & Michelangelo Have in Common?" Read about creativity & aging from several points of view, including my own:

October 3, 2014: Huffington Post Blog:, “Alice Herz-Sommer and her Piano: A Long (109) and Meaningful Life:”

August 19, 2014: Huffington Post Blog: "Music’s Power to Overcome and Transform:"

July 10, 2014: Huffington Post Blog: "Creative Aging: The Best of Science and Art Blog:"

May 19, 2014: Huffington Post Blog: “'Gray Divorce' and other Demographic Trends":

January 7, 2014: National Center for Creative Aging: "Creative Expression: Both Stimulates and Benefits from the Older Brain:”

December 20, 2013: Tech-enhanced Life: Seniors Embrace Social Media in Surprising Numbers

December 12, 2013: Life Reimagined (AARP): "Go Ahead. Make Music. It'll Boost your Brain:"

December 10, 2013: Tech-enhanced Life: Empowering Seniors Through Communication Technology:

November 4, 2013: Huffington Post Blog: Entrepreneurs Focus on Seniors: Aging 2.0 Collaboration at Stanford:

October 7, 2013: Huffington Post Blog: Senior Improv? A Burgeoning Art Form 

September 23, 2013: Huffington Post Blog: A Psychologist Analyzes Siri: Defending a Robot:

September 10, 2013: Huffington Post Blog: George W. Bush As Artist: A Different Perspective

August 22, 2013: Huffington Post Blog: 6 Reasons Why The Brain Loves Dancers Over 60:

July 27, 2013: Huffington Post Blog: Aging Creatively: Bill's Stone-Balancing Routine

June 24, 2013: Huffington Post Blog: Never Too Old: The Subway Musician:

May 29, 2013: Huffington Post Blog: Arianna Huffington's Commencement Speech Also Perfect for Boomers:

May 24, 2013, "The Vintage Years: How the Older Brain Both Facilitates and Benefits from Fine Arts Expression," written for Bloom  linked to The Millions:

May 8, 2013, Guest Blog Post on The Artist's Road blog site hosted by Patrick Ross. Article titled "Fine Arts, Creativity & the Aging Brain Positively Linked,":

April 12, 2013, Book Excerpt from The Vintage Years, "The Time of Your Life: Now or Never," on the Bloom website:

© Francine Toder 2013