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Let’s just say no to either/or aging, shall we? At least here in Pittsburgh. We have enough hills to climb and walls between us holding things back. Must read Howard Gleckman’s piece on Forbes: “The Future of Age-Friendly Communities: Can They Do it All?” He shares and analyzes an Institute for Research on Public Policy […]
Pittsburgh will celebrate elderhood like never before this week as Dr. Bill Thomas’ 25-city Second Wind Tour rolls into town to perform before a capacity crowd at the New Hazlett Theater on Tuesday, April 1st. Each city has a local speaker on the bill, and I’m honored to have been invited to step into that […]
This playground scene is from Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood. Labor Day, September 4, 1922. The youngest kids would be/are about 96 today. How many are still with us in Pittsburgh or beyond? I need to visit the Beechview Senior Center sometime soon. Anyone there reading this at the moment, please ask around! Look at the height of that […]
At the end of May 2007, my late friend Bob Siegel and I had a conversation about Atul Gawande’s “Rethinking Old Age” op-ed in the New York Times.
Like many in my hometown, I’m kind of passionate about Pittsburgh and the surrounding region. There’s much to offer here, on the surface visually and for those who dig a bit deeper to observe the Mister Rogers meets Annie Dillard … Continue reading →
Seeing the New York Times article on the Green House among the top three most-emailed articles today gave me a little more hope for the future. And this bit got me thinking: “It would increase long-term costs if it were … Continue reading →
Belonging is really the heart of it. Being known. By the force of her own personality and practiced wisdom, our friend Imy Higbie was known. How marvelous it would be if the elders living in institutions all around were truly … Continue reading →
I eagerly await Parts 2 and 3 of the Abolishing the Old Age Asylum series from Bill Thomas. There’s a laundry list of reasons why the culture change movement has engaged only about 10% of all nursing homes in a … Continue reading →
I have been sharing info about the Village to Village Network with some of my neighbors (of all ages), with hopes of someday creating something here in the North Boroughs of Pittsburgh. The Village concept is certainly a welcome innovation in how we care and support one another in our communities, but is it what […]
See the boy standing with his back to the camera in the photo above? He was an old man living in the apartment above us for several years, on the border between Friendship and Shadyside. His name was Bob Siegel, and this pebble in the Changing Aging Blogstream is dedicated to him and all things […]