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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. ProducerPeter Altschuler
    The age of the age
    The age of the ageI've been writing about ageism for years (and from both ends of the chronological spectrum). As a somewhat precocious young man, I believed that older workers were given more respect, and I strived to attain it. In my 40s, older workers seemed less...
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    Peter Altschuler
    20/05/2017 #7 Peter Altschuler
    #6 @Jim Murray, I ask myself the same thing. All the time. I ask it at my keyboard, at the gym, at auditions, over dinner, with my children.... The unfortunate answer is that a body at rest tends to remain on a fast track toward rest in peace. And I'm not ready for that.
    Jim Murray
    19/05/2017 #6 Jim Murray
    Brilliant..."I am not young enough to know everything", really does say it all. I often think that one day I will just stop and take a breather. But then I look around and see that, well, that's just not doable. What would I do if not all of whatever this is?
    Tricia Mitchell
    19/05/2017 #5 Tricia Mitchell
    #4 @Peter Altschuler lol like a tightly wound coil
    Peter Altschuler
    19/05/2017 #4 Peter Altschuler
    #3 Yes, @Tricia Mitchell, that does make a difference. Perhaps you made the slip because you were too... tense.
    Tricia Mitchell
    19/05/2017 #3 Tricia Mitchell
    #2 ah Peter in reading your reply i noticed a typo/ error in tense. I was referring to a time somewhere between the ages of 4-8 years old (I'm now on the other side of 45 & cant remember the last time we had a power cut!).

    There are too many mindnumbing channels to surf & the tealights are for when Im feeling a little spiritual! Yes, I appreciate that you were addressing a serious subject. Thank you for sharing
    Peter Altschuler
    19/05/2017 #2 Peter Altschuler
    #1 Thanks, @Tricia Mitchell. I'm glad I could offer a bit of amusement (in the midst of a serious subject).

    Unlike you, we have dozens of channels, but I read because there's nothing to watch... even when the power is on. And, like you, we have candles as much for emergencies as mood (plus the matches to light them).
    Tricia Mitchell
    19/05/2017 #1 Tricia Mitchell
    Thank you for sharing this @Peter Altschuler. It made me smile. I grew up in an era where we kept candles not to add ambience or make the house smell nice, but as emergencies when power cuts struck. We have 3 TV channels and the last broadcast was about 11pm. I enjoyed your coding-colonoscopy humour.
  2. ProducerJoyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Homelessness and Me
    Homelessness and MeWhile waiting for Hearth Home to respond to my requests for interviews, I have decided to share my journey through the system. So far it has been rife with disheartening,”NOs.” I stated my purpose for going homeless as the need for medical, food,...
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    Lisa Vanderburg
    15/05/2017 #46 Lisa Vanderburg
    #42 & #43 Alas my writing gigs are all pro bono - curiosity led to an act of love, or rant of passion :) But if it helps I was lucky enough to get some heavy -hitters' (neuronoggin's) attention on LI (in the good ol' days), so now I get requests to 'Dr. Lisa' to publish - lol - medical publishing if far from free even if I was qualified!
    What @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee needs is exposure; syndicated preferably. The 'gofundme' is already becoming passé, and Joyce's unsentimental, honest writing deserves the best platforms. There are bloggers that post in the Huff and other major newspapers, but I don't know if it's paid work. If this buzz ended up as a syndicated media piece, the public would be stirred to humanitarian ire and help would come naturally - by far the most honest act in our jaded world. Like John #44 said. What we need @Deb 🐝 Helfrich is an eager-beaver in the media world to get it noticed? I know nothing of that world alas...anybody??
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    15/05/2017 #45 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #41 Ah, humane message that provokes one's conscience! :)
    John White, MBA
    15/05/2017 #44 John White, MBA
    You should tweet this to buzz @beBee. It qualifies for promotion. Congratulations!
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    14/05/2017 #43 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #42 Damn--I did free PR work for years. One of my proudest days was when I did a whole Press Release that was published w/o a single edit. Damn, I was good... *smirk*
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/05/2017 #42 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #41 You know what would be helpful, @Lisa Vanderburg, when you have a moment! It would be great to understand how you got your writing gigs with YOPD and where you get the most 'support' when you share your work.

    If we can help get Joyce's writing and name associated with an organization, it opens her up to more PR and more opportunities to get crowd sourced patron support for her writing.

    I suspect most of it is about searching through websites these days, but a little mentoring from you on how you got your writing gigs might help her focus in on the best approach.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/05/2017 #41 Lisa Vanderburg
    Wow @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee...look at the good you have done with your immense courage! You have reminded us of how we should treat each other - individual to government! I just wish I could do....something; anything. As a species we have become more detached and less humane the more privileged we've become.And I agree Joyce - it's remarkably painful to lose 'stuff', even though you realize the insignificance in light of life. I do so feel for you..especially with books! Sorta like a timed tsunami..what do you leave?
    #34 & 35 @Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl; thanks for your openness and courage! Both me & hubby are disabled (at the same time), so my heart goes out to you too.
    Cyndi wilkins
    14/05/2017 #40 Cyndi wilkins
    #39 Please do! Crazy week for me...but cancellations happen...If that is the case, I'm in;-)
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    14/05/2017 #39 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #38 Oh man--you ain't comin' ? Will say Hi to Liza for you.
    Cyndi wilkins
    14/05/2017 #38 Cyndi wilkins
    #1 Sounds like that "tin can' just might become a popular 'hive!' Buzz on ladies...wish I could join you;-)
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    14/05/2017 #37 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Todd Jones
    28 min #33
    #32 Thank you, Lisa. I hope everyone considers supporting Joyce's work through her patreon website. The measure of a society is how it treats its elderly.

    https://www.patreon.com/user/posts?u=5891284 View more
    Todd Jones
    28 min #33
    #32 Thank you, Lisa. I hope everyone considers supporting Joyce's work through her patreon website. The measure of a society is how it treats its elderly.

    https://www.patreon.com/user/posts?u=5891284

    I would love to be able to stay in my home. Close
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    14/05/2017 #36 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #35 Yes--it is an unforgiving system. Even now I find the need to struggle to take care of myself. I have very little but will have much less soon enough. But I will have a bed and bathroom facilities. In contemplating what is truly needed, I am surprised at what I realize I can do without. But damn--I will miss my "stuff."
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    14/05/2017 #35 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    #31 They did not know that my dad set up TRW Consumer HQ and Branches and my mom worked for the Board of Education. I worked for the State and was governor appointed to the Behavioral Health and Therapy Board. Also, the Arab, Jewish, Gay and Military communities had saved my life and I could not be anti-Semitic or anti-government... but they none the less tried to paint me as such. Then, my husband came down with cancer and I was assaulted again. I then had to face the system once again, begging for help, as a family in crisis only to discover our previous hard work had fallen off an evolutionary path for various reasons. I myself am disabled and was penalized when an employer over stated my wages. Not only that, this employer advertises that they accept disabled and veterans but they have a hostile work environment with discriminatory practices. Staff calling those they serve as vultures and mocking people when safety practices are not adhered to. I was facing homelessness again and still have to figure out a way to sustain myself without depending on a system that is unforgiving and fluxes by the whim of politicking. It is nothing short of psychological torture. But that is something I can survive. I've done it before and I'll do it again. 2 of 2
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    14/05/2017 #34 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    #31 I was homeless as a teen. I brushed myself off and got back up and became a professional, tucking everything away in my big toe, pretending nothing happened. Then my daughter was almost abducted which brought it all back. Then I had a nasty custody issue and my daughter was homeless, got mixed up with human trafficking. So, I chased her down and got her off the street, however, the system was less than helpful. I decided to try to fix this becoming part of the solution and joined the parent networks and got on the local councils and boards. One was the Children's Mental Health council and worked with families as an advocate to navigating the system. Talked to the community, stakeholders and shareholders communicating with policy makers... Parents shared their nightmares and I was perplexed but optimistic. Then we were caught in a mortgage fraud [they packaged a 2nd variable in our 1st fixed without our knowledge]. I tried to bring awareness to the parents & youths dilemma through the tea party as disabled and incarcerated and youth are suffragettes and lack lobbyists with money to fight on their behalf. This made me a target, I was naive, I'll admit it. However, they tried to defame me and paint me as a bigot and anti-government person. 1 of 2
    Todd Jones
    14/05/2017 #33 Todd Jones
    #32 Thank you, Lisa. I hope everyone considers supporting Joyce's work through her patreon website. The measure of a society is how it treats its elderly.

    https://www.patreon.com/user/posts?u=5891284
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/05/2017 #32 Lisa Vanderburg
    #20 Bless you, @Todd Jones!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/05/2017 #31 Lisa Vanderburg
    #17 @Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl (which won't highlight) gets it - she's clearly been there or seen it!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/05/2017 #30 Lisa Vanderburg
    #11 and there it is Sandra. The desire to help. Humanity and humility. What life should be!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/05/2017 #29 Lisa Vanderburg
    #4 ya know @🐝 Fatima G. Williams; I find this the best news to come out of @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee tale; to educate others just how harsh life truly is with degenative/neurodegenerative/chronic disease....particularly Stateside. This is the real truth of it!
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    14/05/2017 #28 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #22 We are definitely headed towards becoming a third-world country. Just because we house our disabled between brick-and-mortar buildings they are not really seen. They're tended to be looked at as garbage to be swept away. We in the USA promote ourselves as so enlightened, but we are ignorant.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/05/2017 #27 Lisa Vanderburg
    #1 ah...@Deb 🐝 Helfrich, my friend. I know you will leave @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee with restored dignity and help her have the respite she needs!
  3. 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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    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 β€” 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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  5. Tom Peine

    Tom Peine

    21/10/2016
    What a powerful canpaign.
    Tom Peine
    NYC Seniors on Twitter
    twitter.com β€œ#ThursdayThoughts: Domestic abuse includes #ElderAbuse. It's wrong at any age. #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth...
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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.
  10. 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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