October 2011

Leading Age- Change is in the Air

October 24, 2011
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I did not take last week off! I attended the Leading Age (formerly AAHSA) conference, Celebrate Age,  here in DC.  I really owe it to my friend and colleague Joel Shapira. If he had not come down from Chicago and pulled me along I would have slipped in and out, not fully attentive. The switch… Continue Reading Leading Age- Change is in the Air

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Change, in Time?

October 14, 2011
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It always amazes me how important issues converge and important ideas gather attention from unexpected quarters. I have been on and to many panels, etc. where Aging in Place is rejected because we have so many suburbs and they are a poor fit. I have never disagreed with that, but also know that thinking the… Continue Reading Change, in Time?

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Back from Beijing

October 12, 2011
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Back from a whirlwind trip. I  had a great time. I was the honored guests of many wonderful people.I am surely not the first to say that China is a study in contrasts. Ancient vs ultra modern, ultra urban vs ultra rural, totally traditional and unsophisticated vs highest tech. Aging housing, care, products and services… Continue Reading Back from Beijing

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Family Caregiving and Aging in Place

October 5, 2011

Why is family caregiving so important? Why is Aging in Place so important to family caregiving? Two recent overlapping studies, one from the AARP Public Policy Institute called “Valuing the Invaluable“, and one from the MetLife Mature Marketing Institute along with the National Alliance for Caregiving and the Center for Long Term Care Research and… Continue Reading Family Caregiving and Aging in Place

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China Bound

October 2, 2011
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In what can only be called a real whirlwind  I am taking off for Beijing tomorrow. A new colleague, with whom I was planning to meet for the first time at the upcoming Leading Age conference, emailed from China last week urging me to make a quick trip. How can I say ‘no’? China, like… Continue Reading China Bound

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