Welcome to the new ChangingAging.org weekly blog roundup for May 21-27, 2010
The Pinnacle of Culture Change
Green House homes, considered the pinnacle of the movement, have spread to 26 states and counting. — Kavan Peterson
Repairs With Care
Bob Vila’s home improvement blog, On The Level, has a great post featuring a volunteer program in Baltimore that pairs volunteer handymen with elders in their community who need minor home repairs. — Dr. Bill Thomas
Broad(mede) Vistas Aging
The Erickson School’s masters program for the Management of Aging Services (MAgS) counts among its alumni professionals as diverse as lawyers, publishers, artists, nursing directors, and, of course, seniors housing executives – hailing from states as far away as Texas.
But one small retirement community in particular – Quaker-directed Broadmead in Cockeysville, Md. – dominates the school’s young crop of alumni with seven graduates, including the company’s CEO, Rich Compton ’08. — Kavan Peterson
ChangingAging on LinkedIn
LinkedIn has dozens of Groups related to eldercare and aging services. But interestingly, I found no groups related to culture change. I think there’s a huge opportunity on LinkedIn to mobilize culture change advocates. — Kavan Peterson
Cult of Adulthood
Does time speed up with age?
The idea that time flies faster as you age is a commonly held truism and has been upheld by research. But several new studies indicate otherwise. — Dr. Bill Thomas
Power-Up Friday: ‘When did we become afraid of our children?’
I fear the explosion of chemical agents that will be foisted on people with real existential issues that they grapple with on a daily basis. — Dr. Al Power
A Canterbury Tale*
I am attending a conference on Dementia Care in Canterbury, UK. It’s a great meeting with loads of energy. — Dr. Bill Thomas
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