Momentum for Positive Aging

I just returned from the Masterpiece Living Lyceum in Atlanta, GA, and am happy to report that I think  the movement toward positive, healthy aging is rapidly gaining speed and will soon reach the tipping point.  I spoke on the Power of Possibilities encouraging attendees to look at every policy and procedure in senior living to see if it supports or detracts from resilience and feelings of competence, value, and purpose.   Dr. Bill Thomas, founder of the Eden Alternative driving culture change in nursing homes, and Changing Aging a platform to challenge conventional views on aging, spoke about feeling a shift – more voices, more action, more change – moving us toward that place in time where we no longer feel like lone voices in the crowd but a chorus insisting on positive change.  It was a very energizing and encouraging meeting!   

2 responses to “Momentum for Positive Aging”

  1. Twenty years ago I realized for the firs time that I am aging. Not long after that, when my first grandchild was born and we measured her age in seconds, minutes, months and years it occurred to me that we are ALL aging….from the moment we are born and begin breathing so why the big deal and concern about it now?
    The concern has more to do with how to do it WELL !It’s great to recognize kindred spirits and to share the journey.

  2. Exciting! In 1993 when I changed from a career in the field of preventing child abuse and neglect, I chose (a lonely choice at that time) to speak about Humor (something I had enjoyed/enjoy) and Aging (something we’re all doing.) I felt lonely at the time and am absolutely energized at the recognition and momentum that has and continues to develop.Kudos to YOU!
    Annie Glasgow

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