Our beauty changes, but it never goes away, it goes inside of us. And that inner beauty shines through all the brighter.
So, here is an interesting video of a guy who took a picture of himself everyday for twelve years. In about ten minutes you can watch a man pass through more than a decade of his life. What you see is his hair styles change, the rising prominence of his freckles, bags and wrinkles form under his eyes, a beard, and a few other things.
If you caught any of the livestream video coverage we provided at the Green House Meeting and Celebration in Grand Rapids last week you saw how powerful and impactful social media can be in connecting people and sharing stories. If not, don’t worry — all the livestream video sessions and keynotes plus extras are being uploaded to the new Green House Project YouTube Channel.
One of YouTube’s most popular channels, Fine Brothers Productions, has launched a new series “Elders React To Viral Videos” featuring a panel of sage older adults reacting to some of the weirdest and most popular viral videos on the internet.
Naturally, the elders come off a little silly watching some of the weirdest (but most viewed) videos on the internet. But overall I think the series is genius and I applaud the Fine Brothers for producing content that really bridges the generational divide.
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A video clip from the upcoming documentary Alive Inside demonstrating the power of music to awaken and transform a man seemingly living in a stupor in a nursing home has swept the Internet with over 3.5 million views in only three days.
Debuting in New York April 18, 2012, Alive Inside tells a story of hope and beauty in places where they are hard to find – nursing homes caring for the oldest and most frail. “This is one of the first films to take a hard look at why emptiness and loneliness invade and pervade old age in modern life,” said Bill Thomas, one of the experts featured in the film.
After the jury announced its verdict in New Jersey I watched Associated Press video statement read by Tyler Clementi’s father. Sad and clearly with a heavy heart, he nevertheless looked to the future in a way that most of us could not have done …
I just finished a cross-country road trip and in nearly every state I visited I was struck by the upheaval and turmoil surrounding state budget battles and the lack of compassion in the budget cuts to programs designed to serve and protect elders. Unfortunately, at the moment we’re facing the largest surge of older adults […]
My TEDx talk “Elderhood Rising: The Dawn of a New World Age” has been posted to YouTube and I’m excited to share it with the ChangingAging Blogstream.
We have a lot of new bloggers joining the ChangingAging Blogstream and I thought it would be useful to offer a brief video tutorial explaining how to create a video blog post and share it with your followers using social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter. Creating video blog posts, or “Vlogging”, is one of […]
In about two minutes I’m taking the stage to give the keynote address at the 7th Annual Conference on Aging in Allegany County, N.Y. The theme is “The State of Aging” and I’m pleased that the organizers asked me to speak about how social media is changing the state of aging.
Person-centered care advocates in Rhode Island have got friends in high places! Rhode Island’s state legislature recently passed sweeping culture change legislation that opens the door to building Green House Project nursing homes and strongly promotes person-centered long term care. A local Public Television program, State TV, produced an eight-part special documenting passage of the […]