The whole thing started with a battered cardboard box. It was the mid 1990’s and my wife, Jude Meyers Thomas, and I had stumbled on to something that seemed very much like magic.
My sister Hannah O’Hara Thomas passed away today. She lived 17-and-a-half years longer than anyone predicted. While it is so painful, tragic, and downright unfair that she left us after only 18 years, I believe that in that time she lived more fully and gave more than most people could in a 100 years.
For all of her 18 years, Hannah O’Hara Thomas has mentored us all in the truth that each of us has a special gift to offer the world, no matter who we are or what life sends our way. More at www.edenalt.org.
Dr. Bill has been busy making waves lately with his abolitionist point of view on nursing homes.
The second half of my working life stretches out in front of me and I no longer feel the need to censor my words and my deeds. I am a nursing home abolitionist and, going forward, I intend to act like one.
Every day, the employees of St. Antonine’s Old Age Home in KwaZulu Nata, South Africa, hand wash laundry for 60 Elders because they have no washer and dryer.
The past several years have led me farther and farther away from the pulse of activity relating to culture change in LTC. Although there is a part of me that misses being deeply involved, watching from the sidelines has given me a unique perspective on what is happening in the movement.
As we prepare for the largest segment of our labor force to enter into retirement, concerns regarding social security grow and a struggling economy is real for many of us regardless of age.
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When I was a teenager, I probably had little expectation that someone my current age would still have a lot of growth left in him. But over time, I have learned that, as Eden Alternative Principle Nine states, “Human growth cannot be separated from human life.”
I am thankful for Thanksmas. My family gathers at the Ponderosa in Humboldt, Tennessee, the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year with all of my mother’s family for a day of food, family and lots of loud belly laughs!
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Look for us at the 6th Annual Green House Meeting and Celebration in Boston, MA November 18-20th.
Last week I watched a news report out of Canada that told a different type of story about Alzheimer’s and dementia. It told the kind of dementia story you almost never see in primetime news — a joyful story.
Sitting in a local coffee shop, I recently overheard a couple of women talking about ageism and the havoc it wreaks on older people. But then, almost in the same breath, the focus of the conversation shifted to teenagers today.
Are you looking for a daily roundup of aging-related news and blog posts? The new redesigned ChangingAging BLOGSTREAM is a daily hand-picked selection of the best pro-aging blog posts and news from around the web.
Today I invite readers to take a deeper look at the Ten Principles of The Eden Alternative.
The Pioneer Network’s motto “Changing the Culture of Aging in the 21st Century” put me in mind of a book chapter I contributed to the upcoming Culture Change, Volume 2.
Ireland is a country where the word of your mother is gospel. Every topic from whether you need to wear a coat out, to where the draft is coming from, she has an answer.
The Eden Alternative and LindenGrove are partners on a grant proposal to fund Dementia Beyond Drugs training based on Dr. G. Allen Power’s award winning book.
One day recently on a Eden Registry Networking call we began to discuss ageism and its effects on society and our youth.