Nestled into the shore of Lake Cayuga in Upstate New York sits the very first Minka. The Minka prototype was created for Haleigh Jane Thomas. Haleigh is now graciously sharing her Minka through Airbnb. Any Tribes of Eden fans out there? This is your chance to be hosted by the amazing, Jude Meyers Thomas. The […]
I grew up knowing that my mom had been abused by my grandfather. I knew it, yes. But we never talked about it. We grew up knowing life is complicated. Love is complicated. And most importantly, family secrets are supposed to be kept quiet.
Our goal is to bring people together and look at ways to inspire and sustain a genuine human community.
I’d like to pose a question: How have you and your relationships changed since becoming connected? We humans are anything but stagnant. What (and who) we allow into our lives affects our thoughts and behavior.
Purpose will never come from finding better and better activities. Opportunities for purpose arise from how those activities are started. It is time for us to throw away the activity schedule.
On any given weekday at 210 North Champion Street in Columbus, Ohio, elders and preschoolers can be seen mixing bubble solutions and puffing at them together in the activity room, caring for plants outside in the mobile gardening units, reading books aloud to one another in the classroom, or rehearsing a play in the auditorium.
It is not harder to design for older adults just because they have special needs — it is harder to design for them because we refuse to acknowledge their life experience makes them vastly more complex, nuanced and interesting than younger people.
The next wave of advances in aging in place technology is focused more on incorporating software programs and monitoring device into the home.