November 2013

Speaking in Memphis

November 24, 2013
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I was honored to address an audience in Memphis, Tennessee this week as the local Plough Foundation kicks off a thoughtful three part speaker series called An Aging Society: Meeting the Challenges. My keynote for the 200+ lunch guests was called Breaking New Ground: Rethinking Community Resources for Aging in Place. In addition to addressing longevity, Universal […]

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Assisted Living Nightmare? Guest OT Post

November 22, 2013
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The crash of the professional with the personal often informs us, makes us shake our heads and reinvigorates our passion. The importance of the  intersection of the individual, the environment and the tools available cannot be understated as older folks navigate (or are herded) through housing, care and safety alternatives. (I might have said choices […]

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People Need Solutions, NOT Products

November 5, 2013
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People have problems. They need solutions. Products can be part of solutions but they are not the same thing.  I am worried about mom falling is a problem. Where and how to install grab bars, maybe the installation, along with the bar itself,  is part of a solution.  A grab bar alone is not a solution. […]

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