Media, Book Reviews and Articles

Post Publication Book Reviews & Articles with links:

Summer, 2014: Healthy Aging Magazine: "Find Your Inner Artist,” http://www.healthyaging-digital.com/healthyaging/summer_2014#pg48 

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: http://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/retirement/later-in-life-artists-prove-it-s-never-too-late-to-express-creativity-1.8514502#

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

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: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/13/business/retirementspecial/new-worlds-open-at-the-artists-easel.html?emc=eta1&_r=0

March 4, 2014: Aging Horizons Bulletin (Canada): "Interview: Late Blooming Artists Fascinate and Sparkle,” by Ruth Dempsey: http://aginghorizons.com/2014/03/interview-late-blooming-artists-fascinate-and-sparkle/

January 15, 2014: Manhattan Arts International: Book Review: "Finding Your Inner Artist After Sixty,” by Renée Phillips: http://manhattan-arts.blogspot.com/2014/01/finding-your-inner-artist-after-sixty.html

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: http://www.thebeaconnewspapers.com/select-stories/arts-style/how-become-more-creative-later-life

June 19, 2013: The Oakland Tribune (The Bay Area News Group),  by Angela Hill: 'Art and Seniors: Drawing Outside The Lines." http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_23486080/art-and-seniors-drawing-outside-linesThe 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.'" http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=19052

May, 2013: GaGaSisterhood online site for grandmothers, Book Review: http://gagasisterhood.com/reviews/boomers-find-your-inner-artist/#.UZwQBet1GHl

May, 2013: San Francisco Book Review, Featured Review (5 star): http://citybookreview.com/the-vintage-years-finding-your-inner-artist-writer-musician-visual-artist-after-sixty/

April, 2013: Midwest Book Review, Reviewer's Choice section: http://www.midwestbookreview.com/sbw/apr_13.htm#Health/Medicine

April 4, 2013: The Argonaut Newspaper, Los Angeles: article titled, "Seniors: A New Stage in a New Age, http://argonautnews.com/seniors-a-new-stage-in-a-new-age/.

April 4, 2013: from BoomerReviews.com: http://boomerreviews.com/book-review-the-vintage-years-by-francine-toder-ph-d/

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: http://www.spreaker.com/user/theagingboomers/the-vintage-years?utm_source=widget&utm_medium=widget

September 23, 2013: Live at 3 pm CDT, interview by Ed Zinkiewicz on radio show: "Retire-To." Tune in or listen to streamed audio: http://retirement-u.com/interviews/francinetoder.html

August 28, 2013: Interview with Rosanna Tufts on "The Tufts Get Going," radio show, Maryland. Listen to streamed audio: http://tinyurl.com/my9pl6k

July 20, 2013: "Experience Talks," on KPFK-FM, Santa Barbara-San Diego. Interviewed by Tim Carpenter, host. Listen to streamed audio: http://archive.kpfk.org/mp3/kpfk_130720_080030experiencetalks.MP3

May 3, 2013: "The Feisty Side of Fifty," Cable radio show with host Mary Eileen Williams, http://www.blogtalkradio.com/feisty-side-of-fifty/2013/05/03/your-vintage-years-1.

May 20, 2013: Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, Book talk recorded for radio: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2013-05-20/vintage-years

April 19, 2013: "Insight" radio show with Beth Ruyak, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento, CA (NPR affiliate): http://ia801703.us.archive.org/32/items/Insight-130410/Insight-130419c.mp3

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,” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/francine-toder-phd/positive-aging-movement-t_b_7295650.html

May 5 2015: Huffington Post Blog: “Woman With a Blowtorch: Another Late-blooming Artist,” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/francine-toder-phd/woman-with-a-blowtorch-another-late-blooming-artist_b_7214966.html

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:” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/francine-toder-phd/alice-herzsommer-and-her-piano_b_5928320.html

August 19, 2014: Huffington Post Blog: "Music’s Power to Overcome and Transform:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/francine-toder-phd/musics-power-to-overcome-and-transform_b_5691878.html

July 10, 2014: Huffington Post Blog: "Creative Aging: The Best of Science and Art Blog:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/francine-toder-phd/creative-aging-the-best-o_b_5575121.html

May 19, 2014: Huffington Post Blog: “'Gray Divorce' and other Demographic Trends": http://www.huffingtonpost.com/francine-toder-phd/gray-divorce-and-other-demographic-trends_b_5352606.html

January 7, 2014: National Center for Creative Aging: "Creative Expression: Both Stimulates and Benefits from the Older Brain:” http://www.creativeaging.org/news-blog/blog/creative-expression-both-stimulates-and-benefits-older-brain

December 20, 2013: Tech-enhanced Life: Seniors Embrace Social Media in Surprising Numbershttp://www.techenhancedlife.com/articles/seniors-embrace-social-media-surprising-numbers

December 12, 2013: Life Reimagined (AARP): "Go Ahead. Make Music. It'll Boost your Brain:" https://lifereimagined.aarp.org/stories/4601-Go-Ahead-Make-Music-It-ll-Boost-Your-Brain

December 10, 2013: Tech-enhanced Life: Empowering Seniors Through Communication Technology: http://www.techenhancedlife.com/articles/empowering-seniors-through-communication-technology

November 4, 2013: Huffington Post Blog: Entrepreneurs Focus on Seniors: Aging 2.0 Collaboration at Stanford:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/francine-toder-phd/entrepreneurs-focus-on-seniors_b_4194884.html

October 7, 2013: Huffington Post Blog: Senior Improv? A Burgeoning Art Form http://www.huffingtonpost.com/francine-toder-phd/senior-improv-a-burgeonin_b_4047493.html 

September 23, 2013: Huffington Post Blog: A Psychologist Analyzes Siri: Defending a Robot: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/francine-toder-phd/a-psychologist-analyzes-s_b_3969758.html

September 10, 2013: Huffington Post Blog: George W. Bush As Artist: A Different Perspective http://www.huffingtonpost.com/francine-toder-phd/george-bush-artist_b_3863486.html

August 22, 2013: Huffington Post Blog: 6 Reasons Why The Brain Loves Dancers Over 60: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/francine-toder-phd/tap-dancing_b_3749600.html

July 27, 2013: Huffington Post Blog: Aging Creatively: Bill's Stone-Balancing Routinehttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/francine-toder-phd/bill-dan-artist_b_3618293.html

June 24, 2013: Huffington Post Blog: Never Too Old: The Subway Musician:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/francine-toder-phd/never-too-old-the-subway-musician_b_3479634.html

May 29, 2013: Huffington Post Blog: Arianna Huffington's Commencement Speech Also Perfect for Boomers:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/francine-toder-phd/huffingtons-commencement-speech_b_3348283.html

May 24, 2013, "The Vintage Years: How the Older Brain Both Facilitates and Benefits from Fine Arts Expression," written for Bloom http://bloom-site.com/2013/05/24/the-vintage-years-how-the-older-brain-both-facilitates-and-benefits-from-fine-arts-expression/  linked to The Millions: http://www.themillions.com/2013/05/neuroscience-and-creativity.html

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,": http://wp.me/p19mHa-14o.

April 12, 2013, Book Excerpt from The Vintage Years, "The Time of Your Life: Now or Never," on the Bloom website: http://bloom-site.com/2013/04/12/the-time-of-your-life-now-or-never/








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