As part of the Age of Disruption Tour, we host a lunch with AARP at each tour stop to sit down and have an intimate conversation with local age disrupters.
We travel far to be with people in person because we believe that the act of breaking bread together is a powerful sign of respect. Listening and respect are, and will always be, the cornerstones of our shared effort to create a new and vastly more rewarding vision of aging in America.
Each lunch features a conversation and the themes of disruption vary as much as the locale. These discussions are so vibrant, imaginative and full of hope I frequently count them as the highlight of the Tour stop.
In order to continue the conversation we start in each community, we’d like to share some of the wisdom that emerges.
We will post a synopsis of the lunch voices and photos on select city event pages at www.drbillthomas.org. We invite you to add your voice to the conversation via the comments section:
In Charleston, we posed this question to the group:
You get one wish, you get to change one thing about aging in America what is it?
In Charlotte, we posed this challenge to the group:
Language has a very powerful impact on reality and in a lot of ways shapes our reality.
In Columbia, we asked those assembled to write down the hardest question they could think of.
It has been said that the person who will be 150 years old is alive now, who will be their caregiver when they are 130?
Stay tuned for additional updates.