Here are ten ways for older adults to apply their experience and resources to promote naturally resourceful longevity and become leaders of the environmental movement.
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We are excited to announce that Dr. Bill Thomas and the Center for Growing and Becoming have committed to continuing the Age of Disruption Tour in 2016 and 2017!
Every few weeks there seems to be a new story about how attitudes towards aging affect the way older minds and bodies function. The latest is irresistibly titled: “Karma bites back: Hating on the elderly may put you at risk of Alzheimer’s.”
I am getting older and the older version of me really is demonstrably better than the younger version of me. How is this possible?
Rob Mayer was rare in that he brought the approach of a social venture capitalist to his role as executive director of the The Hulda B. & Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation.
How do we challenge a Youth/Age orthodoxy that is so entrenched and so powerful and which remains, for all practical purposes, invisible?
Why are there these special, all-cringeworthy words for getting older? Why aren’t I the same person, granted, in somewhat different form?
Connected Horse Project is a groundbreaking pilot study exploring how guided engagement with horses might help people living with dementia as well as those providing care for them.
Only three more Tour stops in 2015 for Dr. Bill Thomas’ Age of Disruption Tour! Click here to buy tickets for his signature “non-fiction” theater performance Life’s Most Dangerous Game this week only in Florida.
Next Avenue named Dr. Bill Thomas among the top Influencers in Aging in 2015.
Our world has been run by mere adults without Elder supervision for too long.
The Hippie movement’s historically unprecedented dismissal of adulthood was its most sterling achievement and its most unforgivable sin.
Our culture tells us that the virtues of youth will always reign supreme and that aging is and must always be equal to decline. Looking back at my career, I have spent too much time insisting that it really isn’t all that bad if we all just look at the bright side!
This thought experiment should make it clear that we should actively engage older adults in all aspects of society.
While Alzheimer’s creates challenges for those who live with it – and for their loved ones who watch them endure it – dementia should never define a person, or lead them to believe they ought to just give up and submit to it.
We can fix the gun problem. We can make America safer without limiting our right to bear arms. And we can do it without an expensive, dangerous and futile “War on Guns.”
As a Ph.D. student in psychology, much of my research focuses on the question: “How do feelings of usefulness to others in later life influence the selection and application of adaptive health behaviors?”
Wisdom can appear anytime, in the most surprising ways, so you have to be ready and looking for it.
As it happens, I received two related news reports from colleagues today. Both concern the current state of affairs with psychotropic drug research, and the dangerous ways in which data is being manipulated and misrepresented.