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Everyday I Learn Something New: Mr. Moses’ Story

“Once you stop learning, you start dying,” said Albert Einstein. As I walked into Eddie Lee Moses’s room at Seabury at Springvale Terrace, he shut down his laptop and put away his cell phone for the interview. Mr. Moses just celebrated his 100th birthday and has a history of challenging long-standing stereotypes. Echoing Albert Einstein, Mr. Moses explains that “everyday I learn something new, it keeps me young” and that at “99 and 11/12” he owns a cell phone for the first time, which he uses to connect with the people he has met over his long life. Mr. Moses grew up in a segregated small town in rural North Carolina. His father was a sweet potato and tobacco farmer who was born ten years af

High-touch connection key to curing social isolation

It seems like a paradox: in the age of social media, smartphones, and expanding internet access, we’re lonelier than ever before. Author Olivia Laing writes that the internet presents itself as “a space in which no one need ever suffer the pang of loneliness, [a space] in which friendship, sex and love are never more than a click away.” And she’s not wrong. Through technology, adults of all ages have new ways to retain social connections and build new relationships. But loneliness persists. There may be great promise for social connection through technology, but it’s hardly a panacea. Roughly 40% of US adults today report feeling lonely–and it is worse for older Americans. Studies estimate t

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