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:
ChangingAging friends and readers — Dr. Bill Thomas asked me to share his Facebook status update on the blog to let everyone know that his wife, Jude Meyers Thomas, has undergone emergency surgery and is now in stable condition. Thanks so much for all your well wishes and thoughts of healing:
While attending The Green House Project annual conference in Grand Rapids earlier this month I had the pleasure of recording dementia expert Teepa Snow in a keynote session explaining and humanizing the changes to the brain caused by advanced dementia. Learning these insights into how the brain operates brought together several threads ChangingAging has been following regarding the way we think about and treat people living with dementia.