Timeless Generation

Hosted by Zenda Lee Yoo
Editors: Xander Chuah and Athina Ji-Hae Alight
Genre: Talk and Music

Zenda Lee Yoo graduated from the University of Alberta with a Masters in Sociology, where she specialized in ethnicity and the elderly. Since then, Zenda Lee has had many careers in the restaurant, real estate and art industries all the while raising three amazing children. Her life adventures have led her to live in several cities across Canada and the globe. She continues to cultivate and explore and holds many certifications including qi-gong, yoga, and feng shui. Her life motto is to live fearlessly, joyfully and playfully.

Timeless Generation is a radio show dedicated to playing timeless music, celebrating inspirational seniors, and sharing ways to live a life well lived . We will explore different cultures, views on aging, and methods for aging gracefully. There is no age limit to living your most healthy, creative, and beautiful life.

“Youth is a gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec


Spoken Word Podcasts

2019-04-25 - Senior Fashionistas, A show about the growing presentation of senior models in the fashion and social media industry.
2019-04-18 - How to Live to 103, An interview with Pham Van Sam, a Vietnamese Centenarian and his daughter.
2019-03-10 - For The Love of Dance part 1 - Interview with Tony Perl, one of Toronto's oldest women tango dancers.
2019-03-10 - For The Love of Dance part 2 - with Tony Perl.
2018-10-23 - For the Love of Music part 1- James Keene, a versatile soloist, chamber musician, and music pedagogue shares his love of music and the role of music in the lives of seniors.
2018-10-30 - For the Love of Music part 2 - with James Keene.
2018-08-30 - Aging and Health part 1 - Dr. Steven Aung, an associate clinical professor in the Department of Medicine and Family Medicine at the University of Alberta.
2018-09-06 - Aging and Health part 2- with Dr. Steven Aung
2018-07-26 - Aging and Health part 1 - Susan G. Baruch, a doctor with 32 years of experience as a practitioner primarily in Maryland-USA.
2018-08-02 - Aging and Health part 2 - with Susan G. Baruch.
2018-07-12 - Benifits of Qigong - Daisy Lee, a level 3 Advanced Qigong Instructor and Clincal Practitioner who has studied and taught Qigong for almost 20 years.

One of the aims of Timeless Generation is to share information about resources available for seniors.  Below are interviews by Timeless Generation youth participants of service providers that serve Seniors. 

2019-04-16 - Sprint Senior Care - a not-for-profit community support service agency in Toronto by offering a wide range of practical and low-cost services to seniors and their caregivers.
2019-04-15 - LOFT Seniors Services - a not-for-profit specializing in community-based housing and support services to vulnerable and at-risk seniors with complex challenges including mental or physical health issues, addictions, behavioural challenges, dementia, absence of family support, social isolation, cultural dislocation and poverty.
2019-03-06 - Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations (OSSCO) - a provincial organization founded to improve the quality of life for Ontario’s seniors through educational programs, research, public awareness, information, referral, counseling, community outreach and support, self-help and volunteer programs.
2019-03-06 - CARP - a national, non-profit association promoting financial security, better access to health care, and freedom from discrimination as we age.

Pamela Lala, a South Asian senior resident and advocate living in the Regent Park Community takes Timeless Generation on visit of 252 Sackville, a Toronto Community Housing Seniors Residence. Come meet the residents of 252 Sackville and hear their stories.

Regent Park Interview 1
Regent Park Interview 2
Regent Park Interview 3
Regent Park Interview 4
Regent Park Interview 5
Regent Park Interview 6
Regent Park Interview 7
Regent Park Interview 8

Timeless Music Podcasts

2019-01-24 - Tina Turner
2019-01-10 - Diana Ross
2018-12-20 - Eartha Kitt
2018-12-13 - Bony M
2018-12-06 - ABBA
2018-09-24 - Leonard Cohen
2018-09-20 - Julio Inglesias
2018-09-13 - Tony Bennett
2018-08-21 - Aretha Franklin
2018-08-09 - Tom Jones
2018-07-19 - Anne Murray
2018-07-05 - Chuck Berry

Thank you to Zenda Lee Yoo, Pamela Lala, Lloyd Pike, Meredith Charko, Xander Chuah and Athina Ji-Hae Aight, Tyrone MacLean-Wilson, Jenna Borisevich, Jessica Ramdhanie and all the seniors that participated in this project, including Afro-Franophone Seniors Group.

Special Thanks to New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP)

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