Somehow, the video chats here between geriatrician Bill Thomas and me have gotten lost in our busy lives. When I return from this trip, I’ll see about resurrecting them.
Meanwhile, I have from him something excellent for you. On 4 June, Dr. Thomas spoke at the TEDx conference in San Francisco on the topic of baby boomers and the problem of adulthood.
Thomas as been a personal hero of mine since I first read his book, What Are Old People For? in 2004 (I regularly re-read it), and he keeps growing. Each time I hear or see him speak, he further refines his message which is – to put it less elegantly than he does – contrary to popular belief, there is nothing wrong with being old.
And, in fact, we need to make elders more a part of the mainstream of life.
Watch Dr. Thomas in his TED speech. I promise you will be inspired.
At the Elder Storytelling Place today, Johna Ferguson: Desires