Rebecca Crichton: Creative Aging

As we baby boomers move into our 60’s, there’s a big conversation going on about how to age gracefully, creatively, and avoid the stereotypes that come with words like “senior citizen.” Rebecca Crichton is helping shape that conversation in the Puget Sound, Washington area, through the organization she directs, The Northwest Center for Creative Aging (NWCCA).

The NWCCA offers a wealth of educational and experiential offerings to connect people with their essential purpose, enrich the aging process and help adults in the Northwest discover new insights and a renewed sense of community with others.

In this interview, Rebecca talks about what propelled her from her work at Boeing into this second exciting “encore” career. We also talk about the challenge of finding the right words to describe this boldly creative stage of life “mid-life and beyond.” and what she has discovered works to help adults sustain their vitality.

Dr. Sally Fox is a coach, consultant, and speaker who interviews thought leaders and artists who are “Shaping the Stories that are Shaping the World” on her Vital Presence podcast. In these episodes for 3rd Act Magazine, Sally and her guests explore the new story about working creatively in the Third Act of life, showing how you can find purpose and pleasure working at any age. Check out more episodes from the Vital Presence podcast on iTunes or at


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