The past several years have led me farther and farther away from the pulse of activity relating to culture change in LTC. Although there is a part of me that misses being deeply involved, watching from the sidelines has given me a unique perspective on what is happening in the movement.
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.”
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!
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Look for us at the 6th Annual Green House Meeting and Celebration in Boston, MA November 18-20th.
Last week I watched a news report out of Canada that told a different type of story about Alzheimer’s and dementia. It told the kind of dementia story you almost never see in primetime news — a joyful story.
Sitting in a local coffee shop, I recently overheard a couple of women talking about ageism and the havoc it wreaks on older people. But then, almost in the same breath, the focus of the conversation shifted to teenagers today.
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Today I invite readers to take a deeper look at the Ten Principles of The Eden Alternative.
The Pioneer Network’s motto “Changing the Culture of Aging in the 21st Century” put me in mind of a book chapter I contributed to the upcoming Culture Change, Volume 2.
Ireland is a country where the word of your mother is gospel. Every topic from whether you need to wear a coat out, to where the draft is coming from, she has an answer.
One day recently on a Eden Registry Networking call we began to discuss ageism and its effects on society and our youth.
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?
Engagement with the broader community helps bring meaning and joy to elders living in The Eden Alternative-registered Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon, Canada.
LakeWood Care Center in Baudette, Minn. has installed digital slideshows in their home with pictures of care partner employees, Elders, family members and activities.
Let’s face it. Care that is genuinely person-directed can’t exist without a dedication to diversity awareness.
Feeling empowered is vital to our continued growth and development, no matter who we are, or where we live or work.
A recent survey asks “Would you recommend this (skilled nursing) facility as a place to work?” Not surprisingly, there’s a 20 percent gap between administrators and CNAs.
After we settled on the idea that it was a possibility to paint art on the wall of our skilled nursing home, the Elders quickly settled on a panoramic subject.
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: