Expressive Age, a guide to the pursuit of your interests, provides thought-provoking posts and resources, interweaving concepts from psychology, mind-body health, life-long learning, work trends, recreation trends, creative expression, and more.

A delicious dose of ExpressiveAge is meaningful, playful, and resourceful.


To provide inspiration and resources for the pursuit of your interests as a meaningful aspect of identity and vitality, for those near or post-retirement.


Suzanne Roff, Founder, ExpressiveAge

Suzanne Roff, PhD, Founder, Expressive Age

Growing up on what was once a tropical “paradise,” I had travel and hospitality instincts from an early age. After receiving a Master’s degree in Travel and Tourism Administration, I worked in the industry for a few years before returning to the University to complete a PhD degree in Psychology. My focus was on life span development, career and recreation. There was so much to research and understand about how people work and play. My dissertation on “Surprising Transformations of Time: Love beginning at Midlife” won an award.

My professional services changed over the years from psychotherapy and career counseling to executive coaching. A few years ago, I was widowed and needed to “re-invent” myself to move forward.  I launched Psychology21C to focus on 21st century psychology and served as the President of the Manhattan Psychological Association for two years.

When not blogging, I teach as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University and serve on the Boards a few lineage and historical societies.

Suzanne Roff, PhD