When Elders Go On Vacation

first_imgby, Virgil Thomas, ChangingAging.orgTweetShareShareEmail0 SharesEarlier this week I was in Branson, MO helping to cover Signature Health Care’s 2013 Elder Vacation, and there are some great stories to look at.Elders from 38 homes, including eight Eden Registry Members were in attendance.The vacations started as a way to give elders a chance at spontaneity. The tradition began in 2011 with a trip to Disney World and continued with last year’s trip to Myrtle Beach. Through the course of these vacations they discovered so many exciting stories from the Elders.For some, the vacation was their first in decades. Some had never left their home town or seen the ocean.This year did not disappoint. Seventh-six Elders got a chance at fun and each of them had their own story to tell. We are chronicling them over at The Eden Alternative Blog.So, come check it out.Related Posts5 Things Elders Taught Me In 2012It’s the time of year when traditionally I do quite a bit of thinking about the year that is about to come to an end, the year that lies ahead full of possibilities and endless dreams, and the many resolutions that I may or may not keep. As I sat…Myrtle Beach-The Joys of Upside Risk!A few months ago, I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Bill Thomas discuss “Surplus Safety” at the Eden Alternative Conference. I sat there at the time in complete agreement with him but not really taking to heart all that … Continue reading →Building Bridges Offers Experiential Youth Track at International ConferenceAt each Eden Alternative International Conference, we get a chance to take a fresh look at culture change as a community issue. Through Building Bridges, Elders and youth, ages 11 to 15, come together to learn more about each other and the value of reframing aging and attitudes about care.TweetShareShareEmail0 SharesTags: Aging Elders funlast_img read more

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