Welcome to my web site, and enjoy the trip…

My book, Aging Artfully: 12 Profiles of Visual and Performing Artists 85-105is about the twelve women aged 85-105 who inspired this work. It’s also about promoting positive healthy aging for the general public, and for advocating involvement with the creative arts in retirement years. It’s never too late to start something new…it could prolong your life.


Currently, I work with Boomers and beyond as they write their own life stories in supportive, positive group settings. Please get in touch if you’d like to get motivated and finally write down those stories that you’ve been wanting to write for a while — online or in person.

Life review, whether you write your stories or tell your stories is one of the most creative adventures you can have.

A while ago I gave a presentation to Boomers and others in retirement, and during the discussion one woman near the front piped up. “I’m 95,” she said, “and I’m a painter but I can no longer paint with my right hand. That’s not going to stop me. I started painting with my left hand!”

berkeleyvoiceIt’s that kind of spirit I found in all the women I interviewed. Engagement, Inspiration, Optimism, Creativity, Resilience. When there’s an obstacle, these role models find a way around it.

May they give you inspiration to age well.

I created Project Arts and Longevity out of my love for stories, and for passing on the legacies of older women. I continue searching for answers on how to age gracefully. So far, three PAL projects are out in the world:

  • Aging Artfully: Profiles of Visual and Performing Women Artists 85-105, the book, e-book and audio book by Amy Gorman
  • Still Kicking, a film by Greg Young
  • 7 Songs of Women’s Lives, a CD by Frances Kandlsongs written about some of the women in the book