The coolest part of managing Dr. Bill Thomas’ Age of Disruption Tour is getting to take the pulse of 30 different communities nationwide and feel their excitement and learn about their efforts to change aging.
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When my mother reached the age of 100, I had to place her in a nursing home.
Today, I am thrilled to say that most of the public television stations across the country are going to broadcast my latest film, HOMES ON THE RANGE, about the 12-year journey to build a Green House Project in Sheridan, Wyoming.
Age discrimination in employment dooms millions of older Americans to poverty or near poverty in their old age, leaving them vulnerable to mental health problems, inadequate health care and, ultimately, inhumane nursing homes or assisted living institutions.
If we are to discover who we truly are, during this Great Age of Disruption, we must all stand toe-to-toe with our demons – imagined or real.
As I set off on the bus tonight for the first five-day swing of the Age of Disruption Tour I’d like to share a vision for making this an “open source” tour.
The Age of Disruption Tour kicks off this week with five tour stops in the north east. Click here for details.
Recently, I was struck with an idea so simple, efficient, and powerful, I was compelled to call my closest friends to share the idea with them. To the person, they responded – “How can I help?”
Any elder, regardless of income, physical and/or cognitive ability, level of education, or geographic location can make a productive difference in the way all of us function as a culture.
The whole thing started with a battered cardboard box. It was the mid 1990’s and my wife, Jude Meyers Thomas, and I had stumbled on to something that seemed very much like magic.
I used to hear Johnny Cash sing, “now that I am old enough to finally live, I’m old enough to die.” The poignancy of that reality is kicking my butt.
My sister Hannah O’Hara Thomas passed away today. She lived 17-and-a-half years longer than anyone predicted. While it is so painful, tragic, and downright unfair that she left us after only 18 years, I believe that in that time she lived more fully and gave more than most people could in a 100 years.
For all of her 18 years, Hannah O’Hara Thomas has mentored us all in the truth that each of us has a special gift to offer the world, no matter who we are or what life sends our way. More at www.edenalt.org.
A couple of weeks ago I published an article titled “Bill Thomas Says I Am an Abolitionist”.
America has a looming public health crisis. And it also happens to be America’s favorite pastime.
I would like to see all of us embrace a militant approach toward abolishing ageism and its three insidious forms: discrimination, neglect, and abuse.
If you’re like me, you weren’t surprised to read about the recent study finding that two-thirds of retirees now say they are living in “the best home of their life.”
Steve Moran, I secretly wonder how much of your enchantment with the nursing home sector is born of quid pro quo generosity.
Sometimes we need to be reminded we are on a journey and an illness does not define who we truly are.
Prepare your brain for a bountiful flood of new research on how music can “Change the Brain.”
There are tons of young people out there that will pay good money to own “vintage” clothes you might be thinking about tossing. And what you can’t sell, you can donate to a good cause. Here’s all you need to know.