Topics on Aging

By Juan Gallo

Welcome to “Topics on Aging”

This blog is a frank conversation about what it means to age in our society.

I want us to consider what a wider range of diverse experiences when we talk about aging. I want to reflect on how we, as a community, want our neighbors and our mothers and fathers and our grandparents to live out their latter decades of life. I want us to consider each one of their voices as we strive to meet their needs.

Join me for weekly discussions about what it means to be a senior in South Florida and how we can and should respond to the growing needs of the aging population.

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The freedom to enjoy life

The freedom to enjoy life

Alita Urban is a Heart2Heart volunteer who turns 75 this week. She once worked as an Everglades tour guide for a Florida housing development company in the 1970s.  We asked her, and three others, to tell us what it means to grow older. Here’s what she had to say.  My name is Alita. You don’t have to call me Ms. Urban. Alita is just fine. I consider myself...

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Juan Gallo

Juan Gallo is the CEO of Heart2Heart Outreach, where he oversees the mobilization of volunteers to provide hope, share love and restore purpose to the lives of the aging population across South Florida.

He also serves as a local pastor and as an adjunct professor at Trinity International University, where he is teaching a course on diversity and aging. Juan has a master’s degree in counseling and psychology and is a licensed mental health counselor intern.

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