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Aging With Dignity

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We all strive to live in dignity which is defined as the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect. It is a human desire to be respected, to feel worthy. Many of today’s discussions examine a variety of groups, and if they are respected and afforded all the rights intended for individuals to enjoy. These groups are defined by race, nationality, immigration status, socio-economic status, gender, or religion. But what about a group that spans all artificial categorizations? What about that one group all of us hope to belong to one day?
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  1. Tom Peine

    Tom Peine

    24/10/2016
    A reliable social network and the Mediterranean diet - what's not to like?
    Tom Peine
    7 Habits of People Who Age Well
    time.com Strong social ties can increase your chance of living...
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  2. Tom Peine

    Tom Peine

    24/10/2016
    "It’s clear baby boomers aren’t getting the message that exercise is the fountain of youth. In fact, they’re repeating the mistakes of previous generations in believing that physical activity is more recreational than medicinal, despite the evidence suggesting otherwise."
    Tom Peine
    Fitness: Boomers — set your sights on successful aging
    montrealgazette.com Most experts agree exercise can slow the physical effects of getting older, but baby boomers don’t seem to be getting the...
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  3. Tom Peine

    Tom Peine

    21/10/2016
    What a powerful canpaign.
    Tom Peine
    NYC Seniors on Twitter
    twitter.com “#ThursdayThoughts: Domestic abuse includes #ElderAbuse. It's wrong at any age. #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth...
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  4. Tom Peine

    Tom Peine

    20/10/2016
    Here's an interesting approach by some pilot projects for clients 65 and older.
    Tom Peine
    Uber and Lyft expand their push into rides for senior citizens
    mashable.com The ride-hailing companies want to reach a new market with specific transportation...
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  5. Tom Peine

    Tom Peine

    18/10/2016
    Interesting results in this study published by the Public Affairs Council. I was surprised to see disabilities and age so high on the list. Encouraging!
    Tom Peine
    Most Americans Believe Discrimination is a Serious Problem and that Businesses Can Do More to Prevent It ... - Public Affairs Council
    pac.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2016 CONTACT Laura Horsley Director of Marketing and Communications Public Affairs Council 202.787.5963 lhorsley@pac.org Most Americans Believe Discrimination is a Serious Problem and Would Support More Efforts by...
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  6. Tom Peine

    Tom Peine

    17/10/2016
    Often times residents of assisted living facilities end up with an inappropriate level of care. Is this an oversight and monitoring issue or solely a lack of proper assessment upon admisson?
    Tom Peine
    Assisted Living Residents With Dementia Prone To Abusing Others, Study Finds
    khn.org Residents with dementia need to be monitored and increased training is needed for staff who care for them, said researchers who examined reported instances of abuse in assisted living...
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  7. ProducerAdam Read

    Adam Read

    16/10/2016
    Achieving Permission to Value the Older Generations....
    Achieving Permission to Value the Older Generations....There is plenty that is valuable about older generations. What challenges every generation, though, is that economies are often driven by selling people on what is new, shiny, energetic, and distracting. The appearance of outward perfection...
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    Adam Read
    18/10/2016 #9 Adam Read
    I agree completely, Lisa. Thank you very much.
    Lisa Gallagher
    18/10/2016 #8 Lisa Gallagher
    Great topic @Adam Read. I have found it's beneficial to listen to our children (mine are both mature adults). We need to keep an open mind when it comes to generational conflicts and/or misunderstandings. I have learned a lot from my children. They value my input too. It's nice when different generations can sit at a table and converse with respect. We can all learn from one another if we are open to doing so.
    Adam Read
    17/10/2016 #7 Adam Read
    Thanks Milos!
    Milos Djukic
    16/10/2016 #6 Anonymous
    A must read.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    16/10/2016 #5 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #4 As I read your post @Adam Read I realized that we are fortunate if the ones who have been before us are alive to share their stories, we have an opportunity to get to the dynamics of what influenced decision making prior... A look at a mirror which can show a different reflection. Quite thought provoking..
    Adam Read
    16/10/2016 #4 Adam Read
    #2 Thanks, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I like your concept of knowing "what was asked so we can map the results..."
    Adam Read
    16/10/2016 #3 Adam Read
    #1 Thanks very much for the comments, @Steve Brady.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    16/10/2016 #2 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Good observations @Adam Read we have to know what was asked so we can map the results, and be different in framing our own questions and ways. Interesting how we take the elderly for granted without tapping into their wisdom. Wow.. Thanks for this.
    Steve Brady
    16/10/2016 #1 Steve Brady
    Thoughtful post, thanks Adam. I've always had an implicit desire to hounour my elders. Your insight to make sure though that we ask questions relevant to today's world makes a lot of sense. The adage, "the good old days" may have aspects of subjective truth, but it can also ensnare the unwary!
  8. Tom Peine

    Tom Peine

    16/10/2016
    When you're a parent, you are very familiar with the feeling of concern for your children. But what if you have a child or children who, despite their maturity in age, are unable to care for themselves while you are losing the ability and strength to care for them?
    Tom Peine
    Aging parents worry about who will care for their disabled children
    www.washingtonpost.com Waiting lists for group homes and other services have thousands of names on...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    16/10/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    Very disheartening to resd. Actually, quite disturbing to be frank.
  9. Tom Peine

    Tom Peine

    16/10/2016
    I would hope to share thoughts, ideas, and trends about aging in this hive. What does aging with dignity or aging well mean?
    Tom Peine
    Making Aging Positive
    www.theatlantic.com Many of my older-adult patients wanted to make a difference in the world but, finding no role for themselves, were treated as socially useless. Having created a new stage of life, the next step is to make it...
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