Check out the ChangingAging Blogstream Weekly Roundup for May 5, 2012. Read the top news and blog posts on aging from around the globe featuring updates from Dr. Bill Thomas and ChangingAging Blogstream contributors.
Shared Lives is one of the Blogstreams newest contributors, hailing from the UK. I have to admit, I love these guys. They are imaginative and gutsy and I think they have a big part of the answer we need. When we run into hard limits on our access to financial capital the smart move is to leverage social capital and that is exactly what Shared Lives does. I had dinner with Shared Lives CEO Alex Fox the last time I was in London. He is on fire with the idea of placing older adults with younger families as a sort of foster-elder (as opposed to foster-child).