Of all of Mandela’s accomplishments, I’d like to highlight his legacy as an Elder for the entire world.
Join us live Nov. 19 for the 6th Annual Green House Meeting and Celebration — Revolutionizing Elderhood — in Boston, MA.
A filmmaker and Michigan-based nonprofit focused on serving homeless people recently tried an experiment to change the way one homeless veteran (and society) views himself.
Last week I watched a news report out of Canada that told a different type of story about Alzheimer’s and dementia. It told the kind of dementia story you almost never see in primetime news — a joyful story.
It is not harder to design for older adults just because they have special needs — it is harder to design for them because we refuse to acknowledge their life experience makes them vastly more complex, nuanced and interesting than younger people.
Across the country community groups, agencies and academics are talking about the urgent need to create more elder-friendly communities. Too bad they’re part of the problem, says community activist Jim Diers.
Sexual expression among elders in nursing homes, the value of social media during a crisis in long term care settings and much more in today’s ChangingAging Blogstream roundup.
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In September ChangingAging is supporting the 3rd annual Seattle Design Festival (#sdf13) where I’ll be moderating a panel discussion on Enlivening Design For Aging.
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How can a conference help move culture change forward? I’ve asked past participants to share stories of transformation from attending the Pioneer Network conference.
Want a look at how The Green House Project got launched? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation explains why they backed a radical idea from a big thinker.
Great news for the culture change community – I’ll be broadcasting two days of the Pioneer Network Annual Conference via livestream video from Seattle August 13-14.
Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending a motorcycle rally at a skilled nursing home in Missoula, Montana. That’s right, and even the most frail could ride.
I just had the pleasant surprise of learning that Dr. Bill Thomas would be featured on NPR’s All Things Considered tonight discussing The Green House Project. I learned this thanks to a tweet from ChangingAging Blogstream member Martha Stettinius (@InsideDementia) when I regained cell reception after a two hour drive through canyon country to Grand Junction, Colo. It still amazes… Read more →
After more than a decade living in Baltimore, I’m embarking on a great American cross-country road trip with my family this summer and moving into a new home in Seattle.
New York City celebrated the 114th birthday of its oldest resident today — Susannah Mushatte Jones, a.k.a. Miss Susie, of Brooklyn.
When I received a copy of Michael Gurian’s new book “The Wonder of Aging: A New Approach to Embracing Life After Fifty” I could tell this was a changing aging book.
I’m amazed by the response to my blog post Alzheimer’s Disease Has a Brand Problem. Here’s a sample of the best comments:
Alzheimer’s overwhelmingly negative brand associations have made it difficult to galvanize public support demanding effective treatments and prevention.