It’s time to re-inject some humanity into the unloving scientism and unjust capitalism of the contemporary dementia industry.
Do UStream? You should.
Look for us at the 6th Annual Green House Meeting and Celebration in Boston, MA November 18-20th.
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.
Across the country community groups, agencies and academics are talking about the urgent need to create more elder-friendly communities. Too bad they’re part of the problem, says community activist Jim Diers.
One of the ways old people are maligned are with accusations that we lack a sense of style. Don’t blame us. It’s the fashion industry which has not given one second’s thought to how our body shape differs from that of a 17-year-old.
In September ChangingAging is supporting the 3rd annual Seattle Design Festival (#sdf13) where I’ll be moderating a panel discussion on Enlivening Design For Aging.
Want a look at how The Green House Project got launched? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation explains why they backed a radical idea from a big thinker.
Battling discomfort and mistrust of the “internet machine” is important in helping elders stave off the isolation that can accompany aging.