First, news from Dr. Al Power…
I wanted to let everyone know about exciting changes in my life. As of 1/1/08, St. John’s Home has offered me the position of Eden Mentor, full-time. This means that, for the foreseeable future, I will be leaving the realm of daily medical practice (after 23 years) and devoting all of my hours to Eden, here and for the larger organization.
My job will include:
Helping guide St. John’s on our journey through neighborhood teams, to our next stage as a Green House facility, which will help the model evolve in new ways
Giving talks to other organizations on culture change, Eden and enlightened care of people with dementia
Completing my book on the same topic, (which is moving along quickly)
Continuing to do CEA trainings wherever I can
Participating with the Mentor group as much as possible
I hope this new phase will give me even more opportunities to interact with all of you, and hopefully we can help each other grow in this remarkable path.
For those in my area, I am doing a radio show for our local PBS affiliate, WXXI-AM 1370. I will be talking for an hour about Eden and its implications for elder care and especially care of people with dementia. It will be taped on 12/18 and broadcast during the Holidays, most likely on 12/28. Hopefully this will eventually be available to all via webcast on www.wxxi.org.