For all of her 18 years, Hannah O’Hara Thomas has mentored us all in the truth that each of us has a special gift to offer the world, no matter who we are or what life sends our way. More at www.edenalt.org.
Martin Bayne has a radical vision for caregiving that he asked me to run by ChangingAging’s audience. Take a look at what he has to say:
Yesterday I had a conversation with the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) in my home state of Montana about how to change dementia caregiving practices in the state’s nursing homes. I offered three ideas and would like suggestions from readers.
A new conversation about death has been dominating headlines and casting light on the failure of health care and medicine to help people navigate the final stage of life.
Sarah Oliver realized her vision of building a mission-driven handbag company that empowers elders by tapping a knitting circle at a local retirement community to produce her fabrics. The results have been amazing.
On this New Year’s Eve we’d like to raise a toast to our readers and thank everyone who supported our efforts to change aging for the better!
In the time-honored tradition of year-end lists and gift ideas, I’m asking ChangingAging’s bloggers and audience to submit their personal Top 5 Books on Aging reading lists.
Since the success of the film Alive Inside, I have been keeping an eager eye out for the next film to have similar potential to transform the way people think about aging. Last week I found one – The Age of Love.
Every day, the employees of St. Antonine’s Old Age Home in KwaZulu Nata, South Africa, hand wash laundry for 60 Elders because they have no washer and dryer.
UPDATE: Wyoming PBS documentary “Homes on the Range: The New Pioneers” will air TWO times tonight at 8 p.m. and then again at 9:30 p.m.
I want to invite local readers in Seattle to an outstanding event next week celebrating life through music and song with the Northwest Center for Creative Aging.
It took weeks to find the time to take AARP’s shiny new and improved Life Reimagined out for a spin but I’m ready to provide an overview of what they’ve got up their sleeves with this latest redesign.
Frances McDormand on aging (via NPR): “I want to be revered. I want to be an elder; I want to be an elderess.”
We’ve never done a public service announcement before but a reader sent us this letter via Facebook and it’s definitely worth sharing. Hearing loss is tough to face at any age but this free tool can be a big help.
Today, Dr. Bill Thomas called me up and asked me a relatively straightforward question: do I think AARP’s Life Reimagined is having an impact on the lives of ChangingAging’s audience?
I was in Portland Tuesday with Dr. Bill Thomas for one of the most promising changing aging developments I’ve ever reported on — a year-long community engagement initiative sponsored by the city of Portland, Ore., called “What Are Old People For: Building a Community For All Ages”.
Martin Bayne transfered successfully to his new nursing home. The good news is he got a private room (probably the only one in the building). Otherwise, he reports the food is terrible and the atmosphere is worse.
Next week on September 23, Dr. Bill Thomas returns to Portland to help kick off a year-long Age-Friendly Portland community-initiative aptly titled after his book “What Are Old People For: Building a Community for All Ages.”
Martin Bayne called me from the hospital today asking if ChangingAging would help him chronicle his journey of recovery as he transitions to a nursing home to regain adequate health and mobility to return to his home at Sacred Heart Assisted Living.
CAREGIFTED.ORG — Caring for a child with a severe disability means a lifetime of being an outsider. Heather Kirn Lanier, a poet, teacher and mother, beautifully illustrates this experience in her post “Notes from the Land of Beauty and Difficulty” in Caregifted’s Blog of the Week Award-winning post.