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?
NEW VIDEO: Steve McAlilly, the visionary leader who believed in The Green House model and brought it to his organization, tells a story about its impact.
If McKnight’s Long Term Care News thinks The Green House Project is the Apple of aging services, let me introduce you to the “Steve Wosniak” of the Green House.
The Wall Street Journal Real Time Economics Blog highlights the financial impact of The Green House model on slowing the cost increase of dementia care.
Recently, I was honored to speak at the Michigan LANE (Local Area Network for Excellence) conference in East Lansing that was attended by close to 300 dedicated leaders of skilled nursing facilities. It was there that I was reminded of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Triple Aim – 1.) Improve the persons’… read more >>
One of the subjects that have befuddled Long Term Care leaders over the years is worker motivation. One of the foremost researchers in this field is Frederick Herzberg, an industrial psychologist. It is Herzberg’s work on motivation and job enrichment that strikes at the heart of the success of self-direction concepts that are so foundational… read more >>
LeadingAge CEO Larry Minnix shared an inspiring blog about how far aging services have come and singled out leading programs to watch, including The Green House Project.
I am excited and honored to welcome my good friend David Farrell as the new director of The Green House Project.
“Part of being home is being where you belong,” states Dr.Bill Thomas.
I grew up surrounded by the biggest names in aging. Eden’s first class of Regional Coordinators was initiated in my house, and I have met countless aging professionals since. My father took me to see the first Green Houses open in Tupelo, Mississippi. As a child I wore one of the first Eden shirts ever to come off the press. The point is I have been connected to the aging movement since I first started aging myself.
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:
This holiday season, we reflect on the power of creating real homes, meaningful lives and empowerment for those who live and work in Green House homes. We are gratified to know that in 32 states across the country, a Green … Continue reading →
Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center Green House homes were featured on the local news. They broke ground on their two homes, and are planning to open in Spring of 2014. As State Commander, John Fredrickson said, these homes will be, … Continue reading →
The Green House Project has been called the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) signature example of bringing game-changing ideas to scale. It started with an idea 12 years ago for a housing and skilled-nursing care environment that could provide a … Continue reading →
It was a clear sky with not one cloud to cause a shadow on what was about to commence: the ribbon cutting on the first of 12 Green House homes to care for the veterans who so selflessly gave their … Continue reading →
“I want to call your attention to the wind. I don’t know if you’ve noticed but it’s been blowing!” With those words, Dr. Bill Thomas stated the obvious but also drew attention to how the “winds of change” have been blowing at Mennonite Home Communities for over fifty years.
The 2012 LeadingAge Annual Meeting in Denver, CO was an incredible opportunity to connect with thousands of aging services professionals and explore the current and future needs of our field. Through engaging education sessions and a robust exhibit hall, innovative … Continue reading →
Via McKnights As the World Series is getting underway you may not be aware that the new Green House homes in Baltimore have a special connection to both baseball and football! Read more about this special project and how the … Continue reading →
Tabitha Health Care Services is honored to announce it was recently named the recipient of a national award from LeadingAge, one of the country’s foremost elder issues advocacy groups. Among an elite list of distinguished winners from across the U.S., … Continue reading →
The winners of the 2012 LeadingAge Awards embody the LeadingAge promise, to “Inspire. Serve. Advocate.” As a pioneer of culture change, and innovative care for elders, Steve McAlilly is an extremely deserving recipient. The Green House Project joins Leading Age … Continue reading →