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Grief days seem to take away my certainty, they deliver me unwillingly to the realization of my transcience, to the very place where I merge with the river and become what I’ve always wanted to be — myself, and an essence of the Mystery behind it all.
If Charles House in Chapel Hill, N.C., sounds like a Green House Project home, it’s not an accident. When executive director Paul Klever and his colleagues set out to design the homes, their goal was to create the farthest thing from an institution as possible.
In the art of improvisational quilting, imperfection is essential in order to show that things are handmade, to show the soul in them. As in life, the imperfection is the beauty, the meaning, the uniqueness.
In the course of a typical day, I and many other older adults who are retired or live in generationally segregated communities or work and socialize only with others our age have very few personal interactions with younger people. And I’m convinced that we are the lesser for it.
Houston-based Sheltering Arms’ recent efforts to transform their mission to empowering elders is an example of the reframing of our cultural views of aging, a trend that is happening around the country.
Soon we’ll be rolling out a new look and feel for the “Dr. Bill Thomas” brand and we’d love to give you an exclusive preview and get your input (especially our longtime fans!).
From an Oxycontin haze, I hear the death chant from a 90-something neighbor, three doors down the hall. The screams pierce every bone in my body and continues for hours.
For almost every problem, concern or cause directed toward older adults there is a more inclusive, ageless perspective that could engender broader support for their resolution.
After 14 years fighting to maintain some shred of autonomy and home in assisted living facilities in New York and Pennsylvania, Martin Bayne is being evicted from his current assisted living. His next stop will be an “indeterminate stay” at a short-term rehab facility in a local CCRC.
At town hall meetings and in media interviews, a continuing question for Senator Bernie Sanders has been whether he is too old to be President. So far Bernie has yet to directly answer the question.
After 14 years fighting to maintain some shred of autonomy and home in assisted living facilities in New York and Pennsylvania, Martin Bayne is being evicted from his current home tomorrow with no alternative arrangement yet determined.
We are told by a prominent and highly-respected geriatrician that the three plagues of growing old are loneliness, helplessness and boredom. I respectfully disagree.
I first ran across the word “humankindness” doing my doctoral research into community and have been captivated by it for over 20 years.
It’s time for our annual New Year’s toast to the ChangingAging community and roundup of the Top 5 Posts of the year.
The longer we wait to confront and abolish ageism, the harder it will be to recover from its consequences. This is the year to launch a full-scale reorganizational effort.
My mother’s life and death prompted me to begin writing about the subject matter of work and achievement beyond middle adulthood.
The Solstice season is upon us, a time when one traditionally celebrates the return of the light. This year, perhaps perversely, I find myself thinking about my gratitude for darkness.
All of us have a stake in handling this PR problem, but none more so than the professionals who work in aging services –– businesses, educational institutions, government departments, and nonprofit organizations whose mission is to serve the needs and aspirations of older adults.
I like to talk about becoming an Old Person in Training as way to move beyond denial, overcome internalized ageism, and connect to our future selves.