Should The Eden Alternative and The Green House Project become more active and aggressive and place a new emphasis on showing providers what change looks and feels like?
I am finding that Twitter is becoming a more important part of my social media diet.
Today’s must read is an interview that Martin Bayne recently gave to the New York Times.
Most readers know that I endorse a developmental perspective on age and aging. Here are a few of the data points that led me to hold that position.
Take a look at the pictures of the facility that let 87-year-old Lorraine Bayless die. The slang term for a place like this is a “Brass and Glass Palace.”
Aging in community presents a viable and appealing third option to institutional long-term care or “aging-in-place” that fosters and draws on social capital.
In a time when politicians and deficit hawks are advocating raising the eligibility age for Medicare, we should actually be pressing to do the exact opposite.
I am looking for what you think are the best videos/films that capture the truth of the caregiving experience.
The important loss of mental agility can also give us valuable new abilities, if we know where to look for them.
Living life day to day it is easy to forget that ideas can change the world sometimes much faster and more profoundly than we expect.
We all deserve to live our lives knowing that an elderhood free from the most pressing cares and gifted with the self-respect that accompanies autonomy can be ours.
The mini-controversy surrounding the Taco Bell Super Bowl 47 ad has been a useful prod to my thinking.
One of the important functions that elders play in human societies is teaching young people how we live.
I am excited and honored to welcome my good friend David Farrell as the new director of The Green House Project.
I want to talk about another word that is used to demean and diminish older people. This time Kavan’s the one getting in dustups, with no less than Oprah and AARP.
Most surprising is that so few people actually experience a mid-life crisis as they struggle to escape being trapped in a way of living that no longer suits them.
People of all ages are familiar with the experience of knowing a name, having that name right on the tip of the tongue, and— not being able to produce the name.
I was recently involved in a minor dust up on Twitter regarding the use of the word “elderly.”
Over the years I have evolved from using that word routinely to avoiding it completely. Why the change?
I’ve often said that “aging is a team” sport. It is also true that “changing aging” is a team sport. For the past six years I have enjoyed working with and learning from Kavan Peterson as he has shown me how our message of a new and better old age can be communicated around the globe.
This month Provider Magazine profiled Kavan as one of the 20 people to watch for his work on ChangingAging.org and as a partner in the creative consulting company ChangingMedia. The profile hit on his essential qualities:
In the little space between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, Jude and I are putting together a fun new project. We are calling it First Fest and it is the first edition of what we hope will become an annual Ithaca tradition. The idea is to create an evening of music, art, theater, dance and local food and drink. One… Read more →