New York City celebrated the 114th birthday of its oldest resident today — Susannah Mushatte Jones, a.k.a. Miss Susie, of Brooklyn.Continue Reading
Yes, labels (such as “elderly”) matter, for better or worse. They are also kind of dangerous, and as a culture, we’re hooked on them. They’re like a verbal system that dehumanizes communication, much as the medical model, or “systems”, dehumanize caregiving.Continue Reading
FACT: There are over 44 million family caregivers caring for aging family members.
When the dust settled after two intense years of managing her mother’s care, caregivers, and finances, Faye Levow was determined to create a comprehensive resource so that no one would ever again be lost in a whirlwind of caring for aging family members.
Drs. Judah Ronch, Dean of the Erickson School of Aging, and Dr. William Thomas, founder of the Eden Alternative and Green House Project, have coined a new term and developed a new concept called surplus safety. The first-ever Surplus Safety Symposium was held on September 12 – 13, 2012 in Baltimore. Approximately 50 stakeholders from a diverse group of constituencies discussed the current state of the safety landscape.Continue Reading
THE GREEN HOUSE ® Project is excited to welcome Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA as a keynote speaker at the 5th Green House Annual Meeting and Celebration. Teepa Snow is a dementia expert and a certified Occupational Therapist, who brings a unique, person-centered perspective to engaging with people living with dementia. Mark your calendars for September 7 as the public is invited to watch Teepa’s keynote speech via livestream video at The Green House Project Blog.Continue Reading
There are Irish Pubs, and then there’s J. Patrick’s Irish Pub in Baltimore, a homely, unpretentious, corner bar with the reputation as one of the best Irish pubs and Irish music venues outside the Emerald Isle. This reputation is based largely on the pub’s ever-present owner and proprietor, Joe Patrick Byrne, an avid fan of Irish music and connsumate barkeep who died this Saturday of cancer. Joe was 81.Continue Reading