I believe our top priority is to build all inclusive communities, both for our aging population in general, as well as those living with changing cognitive abilities of all kinds. Here’s why:
I’ve been running a program for men in the early stages of dementia (alk about a job for a hostage negotiator). This poem brought more men to the program than all my spruiking, brochures and referrals.
As of this month, our global reach at The Eden Alternative has officially extended to 6 out of 7 continents! On September 4th, Dr. Bill Thomas added South America to the list when he landed in Bogotá, Colombia as keynote speaker of the annual conference for Fundación Saldarriaga Concha. The week before, Carol Ende, EA’s […]
I am lucky enough to travel the world looking at and seeking to understand how people provide for, think about and care for the most vulnerable among us.
I have been to Wintringham in Melbourne, Australia and I can tell you it is one the most exceptional places and stories I have ever encountered. They just sent me a note telling me that they have a new video that explains their work. But does it ever.
For 20 years The Eden Alternative has shown that quality of life for elders and children can be significantly enhanced through intergenerational activities. This is part of creating a “Human Habitat,” which is key to the Eden Alternative philosophy. Nursing homes around the world are now seeing the value of bringing children into the lives of […]
The Eden Alternative philosophy is strong and growing Down Under where Australia’s second Eden-in-Oz-registered home has just achieved recognition for all 10 Eden Alternative principles.
The Eden Alternative is thriving in Australia and DutchCare, the first nursing home facility Down Under to be endorsed in all 10 Eden Alternative principles, is gaining accolades for its commitment to empowering front-line staff. Australia’s leading long-term care magazine Aged Care INsight published this report on DutchCare’s transformation through the Eden Alternative: In any […]
Dr. Bill sent this video update from his trip to Perth, Australia: This morning I met a daughter, Emma, who inspired her mother, Julie, to a second career working with elders:
Dr. Bill Thomas is working with the Eden Alternative in Australia for the next two weeks and will be sending updates from Perth. He just texted asking we share this story from the West Australian newspaper: Experts call for reform as aged care gripes rise ANGELA POWNALL, The West Australian Welfare advocates have called for […]