As I sit here this morning looking out the window of our new home, I am so overcome with gratitude for all the loving, beautiful people in our lives.
Check out these three reasons why older adulthood is your time to thrive.
People living with various forms of dementia often exhibit certain signs of emotional upset, which may include anger, sadness, fear, frustration, or anxiety. Have any of you ever experienced these feelings? Maybe you too have dementia!
SeniorCare.com recently asked 44 long term care experts about why only 37 percent of Americans think they will need long term care when in fact 69 percent actually will.
It seems that as a society we keep throwing out the traditional baby with the bathwater every time a new cultural development occurs, just because it’s new. Here are a few examples of analog values we should retain that relate directly to aging.
When my mother reached the age of 100, I had to place her in a nursing home.
Today, I am thrilled to say that most of the public television stations across the country are going to broadcast my latest film, HOMES ON THE RANGE, about the 12-year journey to build a Green House Project in Sheridan, Wyoming.
The coolest part of managing Dr. Bill Thomas’ Age of Disruption Tour is getting to take the pulse of 30 different communities nationwide and feel their excitement and learn about their efforts to change aging.
Age discrimination in employment dooms millions of older Americans to poverty or near poverty in their old age, leaving them vulnerable to mental health problems, inadequate health care and, ultimately, inhumane nursing homes or assisted living institutions.
What I love about this age-inspired insight is that it gives me a vastly greater capacity for valuing relationship over performance and placing people ahead of tasks.
If we are to discover who we truly are, during this Great Age of Disruption, we must all stand toe-to-toe with our demons – imagined or real.
As I set off on the bus tonight for the first five-day swing of the Age of Disruption Tour I’d like to share a vision for making this an “open source” tour.
The Age of Disruption Tour kicks off this week with five tour stops in the north east. Click here for details.
Recently, I was struck with an idea so simple, efficient, and powerful, I was compelled to call my closest friends to share the idea with them. To the person, they responded – “How can I help?”
Any elder, regardless of income, physical and/or cognitive ability, level of education, or geographic location can make a productive difference in the way all of us function as a culture.
The whole thing started with a battered cardboard box. It was the mid 1990’s and my wife, Jude Meyers Thomas, and I had stumbled on to something that seemed very much like magic.
I used to hear Johnny Cash sing, “now that I am old enough to finally live, I’m old enough to die.” The poignancy of that reality is kicking my butt.
My sister Hannah O’Hara Thomas passed away today. She lived 17-and-a-half years longer than anyone predicted. While it is so painful, tragic, and downright unfair that she left us after only 18 years, I believe that in that time she lived more fully and gave more than most people could in a 100 years.
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.
A couple of weeks ago I published an article titled “Bill Thomas Says I Am an Abolitionist”.