Dr. Bill Thomas is an author, entrepreneur, musician, teacher, farmer and physician whose wide-ranging work explores the terrain of human aging. Best known for his health care system innovations, he is the founder of a global non-profit (The Eden Alternative) which works to improve the care provided to older people. He is the creator of The Green House® which Provider Magazine has called the “pinnacle of culture change.” His many books include Second Wind: Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life, and What Are Old People For?: How Elders Will Save the World. He blogs at ChangingAging.org.

 


Moving Beyond Place: Aging in Community

Our culture has constructed a continuum that positions institutional long-term care at one end of a spectrum, and an idealized vision of aging in place at the other. The challenge is to escape this false choice. An increasing number of Americans are searching for, and finding, a third way.

Summer 2012 Issue

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Pursuing a "noble end"
among a Community of Friends

The liberation of elders and elderhood is not an aging issue. It is not a generational issue. It is not about government programs or public policy. It is not about aching knees, weakening eyes, or even the wrinkles that line our faces. It is a world-changing struggle that can remake the experience of life from cradle to grave.

Summer 2005 Issue

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