What is momentia? Momentia is a joyful proclamation. Momentia declares the new dementia story, a story not of fear, isolation, despair, futility and loss, but a story of hope, connection, growth, purpose and courage.
There is little if anything in our culture that would lead me to believe I would feel this good about being an old woman.
In his recent New York Times op/ed “The Joy of Old Age” (No Kidding), Oliver Sacks states what I consider to be the underpinning of the philosophy of this blog.
When people hit major milestones in their age they should celebrate it with fun and exuberance rather than dismay.
We love hearing from new voices at ChangingAging. Sometimes, however, we get really enthusiastic messages from people who don’t quite get what we are about.
Ageism is defined as prejudice or discrimination against people based on age. In reality, we have not moved far in overcoming ageism since the term was coined in the 60s.
This week I received a guestblog submission from a wonderful ChangingAging reader who is writing a book on graceful aging and submitted a post listing her Top 15 Books on
Oprah is trying to change her tune on aging but she’s a day late and an apology short. In a much-touted video on Huffington Post Oprah extols the “blessings” of aging, but if you listen and look carefully her monologue is laced with anti-aging bias.
Two major studies about aging dominated the headlines this week presenting drastically opposing views on what old age has to offer — years of painful suffering or increased wellbeing and happiness?
On Friday September 28th, over 200 culture change advocates convened in San Marcos, Texas, for the 2nd annual Texas Culture Change Coalition Symposium. It is was a day full of presentations and demonstrations from various culture change experts, including former Deputy Division Director for the Nursing Homes Division at CMS, Karen Schoeneman, who discussed transforming […]
Here at ChangingAging we are all about the power of the social media. It helps us reach people of like mind and tell them our story.
But sometimes we wind up on lists that really aren’t right for us. Consider this note from a very nice lady who, it appears, does not know a thing bout PRO-Aging. She works for GCI Health, a major NYC Pharma and health care PR firm.
The fountain of youth. The holy grail. The philosopher’s stone. The strategies for engineered negligible senescence (SENS). Uh, say what? Made up by noted anti-aging guru Aubrey de Grey, SENS purports to outline a “possibly comprehensive plan” (de Grey’s words) to cure, or at least dramatically slow down, human aging. De Grey is perhaps the […]