Blogging: An autobiography in progress

Saul Alinsky wrote:  “We learn, when we respect the dignity of the people, that they cannot be denied the elementary right to participate fully in the solutions to their own problems. Self-respect arises only out of people who play an active role in solving their own crises and who are not helpless, passive, puppet-like recipients of private or public services. To give people help, while denying them a significant part in the action, contributes nothing to [...]

2017-05-29T09:28:49+00:00 December 19th, 2014|

Time to Get Serious

Published by Dr. Al Power, republished by permission from ChangingAging I didn’t make it to the Gerontological Society of America conference this year, but McKnight’s reported that a study was presented highlighting the frequent episodes of “resident-on-resident mistreatment” in nursing homes, affecting as many as 20 percent of those residents every month. The “acute urgency” of the problem was stressed in the talk. After speaking at the Centralina Annual Aging conference in Charlotte recently, [...]

2017-05-29T09:28:57+00:00 December 3rd, 2014|