Welcome to the new ChangingAging.org weekly blog roundup for Nov. 6 to Nov. 12, 2010.
Announcing the Picker Report on Aging in America with Dr. Bill Thomas! Vist www.PickerReport.org to join the conversation.
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Picker Report Talks to Eden’s Chris Perna About Competing For $250K For Culture Change
Priorities? “Mandatory Education” Packet Reminds Me that Elders Continue To Be Stripped of Autonomy, Purpose and Meaningful Relationships
It’s time for “loneliness, helplessness and boredom” to become a mandatory inservice. What do you think? Share your comments here.
Senior Emergency Department Trend Building Momentum
Stateline.org Profiles the Green House® Project Movement
Stateline specializes in picking-up on emerging trends that are poised to have a big impact on the nation. In regards to the culture change movement, Stateline reporter Chris Vestal has this to say:
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Progress in Co-Housing
Driving + Aging = Controversy
Asking an older driver to give up his/her car keys because they may be “too old” is a question few people are prepared to tackle. Driving is synonymous with freedom in our culture. For many older adults it’s not just a cultural symbol – it may mean the difference between independent living or institutional care. Do we have any readers on either side of this situation (i.e. concerned for the safety of an older driver or concerned your kids are conspiring to take your keys)? Please share your comment here.
The National Transportation Safety Board just wrapped-up a two-day summit called “Safety, Mobility and Aging Drivers,” featuring academic and medical researchers, industry leaders, law enforcement officials, safety experts and advocacy groups like AARP. Click here to continue reading.
Art, Compassion and Aging
The Fosamax Disaster
I have prescribed Fosamax only a handful of times. I don’t like the drug. In my opinion it carries too much risk and offers too little benefit.
People who are taking Fosomax should make an appointment to discuss the wisdom of continued use of this drug.
Applying to College
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