For organizations serving seniors, overcoming the belief that aging is a period of decline requires a different philosophy as well as programs and services that allow seniors to overcome the challenges of aging and have meaningful and engaging opportunities.
Eden Alternative is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to creating quality of life for seniors and their caregivers. The organization wants to combat what it calls the three plagues of aging that they say are at the core of suffering for seniors: loneliness, helplessness, and boredom.
“We don’t call it a program; we call it a philosophy,” said Denise Hyde, a spokesperson for Eden Alternative. “We don’t do things that help sustain seniors; we do things to help them to grow and be stronger.” Continue reading
Check out photos from the Wallingford Family Parade and Festival held on July 5th! Costumes, music, dance moves, and smiles abound! Thanks to Dan Druliner, Laura Goularte, and Ron Waldman for their photography work.
Check out June’s issue of “Allies for Aging” – the newsletter that gives you a glimpse into the field of aging, as well as the programs and events you support!
June’s issue features:
- A spotlight on Stephen Rasmussen, one of WCSC’s youngest, and most dependable volunteers!
- A look at Momentia: the movement to create a more dementia friendly and accessible community.
- Virtual senior centers and how technology is allowing seniors to connect with people from all parts of the country.
- Alive Inside, the soon to be released documentary about dementia, music, and an amazing effort to rejuvenate those suffering from dementia.
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Thank you for fighting ageism and supporting healthy and positive aging!
What does it mean to have a inter-generational, community space for older adults and seniors? The programs and activities often have a deeper meaning than simply something to do. Check out Jane’s story and find out what it means to her.