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.

Latest Post:

Trevor Henderson on making a difference as a volunteer

Trevor Henderson on making a difference as a volunteer

Trevor Henderson is from Arizona but became a Heart2Heart volunteer while working a temporary job in South Florida this summer. We asked him to define the Value of a Volunteer. Here’s what he had to say.   I spent about five months in Florida selling residential solar panels for a company called Kin Home. I found Heart2Heart through...

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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.

More from Juan Gallo ...

Mature, Bolder and Wiser

Mature, Bolder and Wiser

Edith Kelson is a Heart2Heart volunteer who is 73 years young. When she worked with us as a volunteer coordinator...

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Living to Serve 

Living to Serve 

Joan Trout is 80. She has three children, 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Ten years ago, she gave up...

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A Song in His Heart 

A Song in His Heart 

Les Weiner turned 75 last month. As a volunteer, he leads Bible studies at care centers and visits the Heart2Heart...

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