I am also the producer of a new kind of experience. I believe in the power of live “non-fiction” theater to share insights and, most importantly, help people understand why they so often feel that their lives are out of balance.
My partner, Tom, didn’t want me to do it. My best-friend, Rita, thought it was a bad idea. My friend Marie, 85, said she would never do it and encouraged me not to.
As a Baby Boomer, I am accustomed to feeling important, which is why it bothers me that I will soon become invisible. All my life, I’ve been courted for my influence and my buying power. Once I reach 65, my opinions won’t be worth squat. In survey after survey, I’ll be lumped into an “over 65” category that assumes I… Read more →
Throughout First Fest Ithaca’s New Year’s reimagined events, I couldn’t help but feel that, yes, here we are again, at this place on the wheel of the year, yet it’s a richer, wiser version of itself with more layers and nuance.
When I was a teenager, I probably had little expectation that someone my current age would still have a lot of growth left in him. But over time, I have learned that, as Eden Alternative Principle Nine states, “Human growth cannot be separated from human life.”
On Wall Street is an online resource that provides “financial advisors at the largest and most prestigious brokerage firms with the best information and analysis in the industry.” Reporter Elizabeth Wine asked Dr. Joseph Coughlin, director of the MIT AgeLab, four questions about Baby Boomers and how investment firms can better serve this generation. In addition to directing AgeLab, Dr. Coughlin speaks at conferences, consults with businesses worldwide, and writes a perceptive and informative blog entitled Disruptive Demographics, an apt…
I am thankful for Thanksmas. My family gathers at the Ponderosa in Humboldt, Tennessee, the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year with all of my mother’s family for a day of food, family and lots of loud belly laughs!
Why do health care and housing providers portray older people as a homogenous group, thinking all people over a certain age want to be treated in the same way?
The Eden Alternative has been dedicated to creating a life worth living for nearly two decades. So, what exactly makes a life worth living?
A recent New York Times article quoting Dr. Al Power reminds us that people living with dementia have much to teach us about being fully present with one another.
The Eden Alternative and LindenGrove are partners on a grant proposal to fund Dementia Beyond Drugs training based on Dr. G. Allen Power’s award winning book.
When Al Power was in med school and specializing in geriatrics, he would visit his grandmother in a nursing home.
As we come upon National Nursing Home Week, the reality is we aren’t likely to see a special section of the greeting cards aisle in the store dedicated to this theme.
We are excited to announce the launch of the 2014 Eden Alternative International Conference website. Check it out and get pumped up for Strike a Chord, Resonate Well-Being in Nashville, the Music City, from April 30 to May 2, 2014! The conference theme highlights the power of the Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being™ and how they [...]
In the realm of marketing to older adults, vigorous debates arise about how best to construct advertising messages and frame offers in memorable and compelling ways.
As Westerners, we’re not conditioned to be deep listeners. It takes commitment to lead by example to shift our cultural tendency to speak first and listen later.
I predict here and now that Baby Boomers, especially Americans, will in accelerating numbers travel to and through this mystifying land of fire and ice.
Kingston Nursing Center in Conway, South Carolina is having a great time honoring National Scrabble Day. The team thought it would be fun to honor National Scrabble Day and the hot new game “Words with Friends” together. The Administrative Secretary and the Enrichment Team worked together to create this amazing interactive bulletin board. The idea [...]
A recent article in McKnight’s Long Term Care magazine highlights a study that concludes it is safe in most cases to eliminate antipsychotic drugs.
LakeWood Care Center in Baudette, Minn. has installed digital slideshows in their home with pictures of care partner employees, Elders, family members and activities.