Welcome to the new ChangingAging.org weekly blog roundup for Sept. 26 to Oct. 7, 2010.
Announcing the Picker Report on Aging in America with Dr. Bill Thomas! Vist www.PickerReport.org to learn more. Please help spread the word by forwarding this email to your friends or connecting with our other social networks below!
Join the Conversation! Introducing the Picker Report on Aging blog
In the movement to make elderhood a rich and productive time of life — not just a leftover — the voices of those who are living through and grappling with this transition must be heard. Social media and blogging have provided a platform for millions and millions of unheard voices to speak out, and that’s why ChangingAging.org is partnering with the Picker Institute to launch a new blog — the Picker Report on Aging in America at www.PickerReport.org — dedicated to promoting person-centered care by building a social network of elders, their advocates, care givers and families. Watch our welcome video and join the conversation!
Person-Centered Culture Change Sweeps Rhode Island
Rhode Island’s state legislature recently passed sweeping culture change legislation that opens the door to building Green House Project 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 legislation and featuring numerous interviews discussing culture change and person-centered care. Click here to see the videos.
Elder vs. Elderly — What’s in a Word?
Reader Helen throws down this challenge:
Our challenge to ChangingAging readers — how do you feel about the word “elderly”? Do we have any readers who have been called “elderly” and can tell us how they feel about the word?
|The Meaning of Words|
Al Power weighs in on the “Elderly” controversy:
Continue reading here.
Fear of Flying err no… Falling
Inside Eldercare talks about the “fear of falling:”
By the way, those are my strikethroughs and edits. Sorry but “elderly” is a dirty, demeaning word. More here.
Remembering— A Blog
This blog documents the experience of family members as they enter into a life with dementia:
Want to know what happens? Go Here.
America’s Best Kept Promise
The easiest way for me to raise my blood pressure is to read articles detailing the “gloom and doomers” deliberately misleading and fact challenged attacks on America’s best kept promise.
The Culinary Caregivers
The Culinary Caregivers at Rolling Fields want to share a story about choices and the happiness that comes with having them!
Continue reading here.
Classy Blue Ribbon
Does your beer define you? That’s a biased question, a better one would be does you alcoholic beverage define you? It can sometimes seem that what you drink is as much a fashion statement as the cloths you wear or the music you like.
THE GREEN HOUSE Project
Green House Project Meeting Keynote by Dr. Bill Thomas
Did you miss Dr. Bill Thomas’ keynote speech streamed live from the Green House Project annual conference? Don’t worry, you can replay it here!
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