The Power of Legacy A Priority For Society

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August the Time for Legacy Building What will be your legacy? While many think of August as the month to squeeze most out of summer I have another thought. Instead, it’s time to reflect and find inspiration on what is next. What will you create today? Perhaps what will you create that might live forever? […]

How to Change Ageism in America? Change Culture First.

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Change aging? Change culture first.

Culture Change First If you’re similar to me you look outside yourself for inspiration. For this reason, I attended Politicon. The conference describes itself as the unconventional political convention. While some see aging as a personal experience, I know it has political consequences. Ultimately it will have a cultural and social impact too. Indeed I […]

Aging In Place – How Woke Are You?

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The Future of Aging If you think of aging in place on the top of your list might be your health. Next, perhaps your home. However, what’s missing are those in people to help you age in place. Early on in my gerontology career, I saw one of the first disconnects in how we view […]

Celebrate Independence Day With Freedom from Ageism

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Freedom from Ageism While the Fourth of July often means fireworks, parades, and flags for me it is a time of reflection. Over the years I have declared independence from many things. First, it began with freedom from perfectionism. Next, it was freedom from expectation. Now, I’m my intention is freedom from ageism! Each Generation […]

Mom and Dad Handle With Care

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Us and Them and Talking About Caregivers While most people ignore commercials I am an avid watcher. By watching and listening to commercials I look at how we cast aging. Recently, I caught a different caregiving story told by Gillette. Often commercials depict a midlife daughter caring for her mother by a home healthcare agency. […]

How Can Aging Life Care Experts Use Social Media?

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Meet Alesia Clark – Social Media Boot Camp Attendee When is the right time for an Aging Life Care Expert to use social media? If you ask me the moment they begin their work with older adults. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to work with Alesia Clark of Engage Life Care in Carlsbad, California. While […]

Will #LatitudeMargaritaville Reinvent Senior Housing?

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Latitude Margaritaville Shakes up Senior Housing

  Margaritaville Part of A Growing Trend   With a tagline Escape to island-inspired living as you grow older, but not up, Jimmy Buffet is reinventing senior housing. While affinity communities have long existed long existed there are few in senior housing. In fact, I look back to the artist colonies and the Rainbows Santa Fe for […]