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We are grateful for the support of both popular media and scholarly journals. Email if you would like to interview our founder or program participants for your next publication or broadcast. Thank you for spreading the word about us!


Books and professional journals

  • Chonody, Jill. “Community Art: Creative Approaches to Practice.” 2014.
  • Fleisher, Barbara and Reese, Thelma. “The New Senior Woman: Reinventing the Years Beyond Mid-Life.” 2013.
  • Chonody, Jill and Wang, Donna. “Connecting older adults to the community through multimedia: An intergenerational reminiscence program.” Professional Journal of Activities, Adaptation, and Aging. 2012.


Television, radio and podcasts

  • WSEE-TV (CBS) and WICU-TV (NBC). Erie News Now: “Senior Storytelling Program.” September 22, 2017.
  • ABC News: “Art of Aging: Best Day of My Life.”
  • eCare Diary’s “Empowering Family Caregivers” Radio Program. “Multi-Media Storytelling Project Connecting Seniors with Younger Generations.”
  • WXPN Radio’s LIVE at the Writers House Radio Program. “Winners of the Leeway Grant.”
  • Philadelphia Free Library of Philadelphia’s Author Events Series. “The Best Day of My Life So Far: Senior Storytelling Day.”


Newspapers and magazines

  • “Health Organization to Present Storytelling Program.” September 23, 2017.
  • Dodson, Maureen. Haddonfield Living Magazine. September 1, 2017. “The Best Day of My Life. So Far. Stories to Share.”
  • Cain, Norman. “Multicultural Phialdelphia: Personal Reflections on Civil Rights.” Milestones Newspaper. February 2015.
  • Abraham, Tony. “Story Pop Up Brings the Life Experiences of Philly Seniors into Neighborhoods.” October 2014.
  • Diane Menio. “Secrets from The Best Day of My Life (So Far): A Call to Action.” American Society on Aging Blog. February 2014.
  • PW Staff. “Design Philadelphia Celebrates the City’s Many Creative Talents.” Philadelphia Weekly. October 2012.
  • Reese, Thelma. “A New Community Taking Wing.” Elderchicks Blog. February 2012.
  •  Jennings, Becca. “The Next Generation: Senior Storytelling Group Expands to Involve Teens and More.” First Person Arts Blog. May 2012.
  • Foreshaw-Rouse, Angela. “AARP Introduces New Program for Area Teens and Seniors to Share Life Experiences.” AARP Press Release. June 2011.
  • “University of Kansas Diversity Summit.” Online News Association Website. November 2011.
  • Garvin, Madi. “The Best Day So Far.” Philadelphia Corporation for Aging Update. Fall 2011.
  • Siegal, Marcia. “Twin Storytellers are Part of Senior Storytelling Day” Milestones e-news. 2010.
  • “Internet Café on Broad Street for Seniors.” September 2010.
  • Garcia-Barrio, Constance. “Inspired by Grandma, Architect Runs Writing Class for Seniors.” Milestones Newspaper. July 2010.
  • Marder, Dianna. “The Best Day of My Life So Far: Seniors Telling Stories.” The Philadelphia Inquirer. June 2010.
  • PCA Staff.
  • Leeway Staff. “Benita Cooper featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer!” Leeway Foundation Newsletter. June 2010.
  • Flesher, Rudy. “Blog Spotlight: The Best Day of My Life So Far.” First Person Arts Blog. April 2010.
  • Benita Cooper. “The Best Day of My Life (So Far).” Milestones e-news. 2009.


  • AARP Pennsylvania Program Grant
  • The Deaconess Foundation Innovation Award
  • Henrietta Tower Wurts Fund of Philadelphia Foundation
  • Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant
  • Martek Biosciences & National Center for Creative Aging Beautiful Minds Finalist
  • Philadelphia Cultural Fund Grant – Multiple Years
  • The Philadelphia Foundation Donor Advised Fund
  • Philadelphia Senior Center, Teacher of the Year Award – Multiple Years
  • Union Benevolent Association and The Samuel S. Fels Fund