Posts Tagged "life worth living"

Welcome to the Registry - Signature Healthcare of Monroe County Rehab and Wellness

Welcome to the Registry – Signature Healthcare of Monroe County Rehab and Wellness

Signature Healthcare of Monroe County Rehab and Wellness in Tompkinsville, KY, joined the Eden Registry on August 15, 2017. When visitors come to visit this vibrant home, they often comment on how warm it feels when they walk through the

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Introducing Milton Heights  - Welcome to the Eden Registry!

Introducing Milton Heights – Welcome to the Eden Registry!

Milton Heights in Regina, Saskatchewan joined the Eden Registry on May 31, 2017. Milton Heights was built in the mid-1950s and was Regina’s first high-rise apartment building.  After a major renovation, they will offer affordable housing to close to 180

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Signature HealthCARE at Heritage Hall Joins the Eden Registry

Signature HealthCARE at Heritage Hall Joins the Eden Registry

Signature HealthCARE at Heritage Hall in Lawrenceburg, KY, joined the Eden Registry on June 23, 2017. Nestled in the rolling hills of Central Kentucky, this warm, hospitable community is home to 97 Elders.  If you come for a visit, you

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Home is Where Well-Being Is

Home is Where Well-Being Is

 This article of mine was published in PS Magazine, Issue 15 on Page 16.  It’s based on a personal story that affirms, without a doubt, that home is where the heart is. Jackie loves the arts… opera in particular.  At

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Change Agents as Wayfinders

Change Agents as Wayfinders

Life coach Martha Beck’s book, Finding Your Way in a Wild New World, captures the key qualities of what she calls a “Wayfinder.”  (No, Martha is not my kin, by the way.) Wayfinders, by her definition, look a lot like culture

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Venetian Care and Rehabilitation Joins the Eden Registry

Venetian Care and Rehabilitation Joins the Eden Registry

Venetian Care and Rehabilitation Center in South Amboy, NJ, joined the Eden Registry on August 29, 2016. This beautiful new community completed in 2014 is home to 180 empowered Elders. Venetian was intentionally designed to create a sense of smallness

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Signature HealthCARE Rocks Elder Vacations... Again

Signature HealthCARE Rocks Elder Vacations… Again

I am always so inspired by this organization’s commitment to living the ten principles of The Eden Alternative in big ways.  Undaunted, they have changed lives by arranging multiple Elder vacations for the people who live in their communities.  There was

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Mariachi and Mom

Mariachi and Mom

This article was published in PS Magazine in the November/December 2015 issue, Pages 22-23.   After my mother passed away in 2010, my family gathered at a Mexican restaurant in San Antonio, Texas to take comfort in the ballads sung

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Pete's Greatest Hit

Pete’s Greatest Hit

Pete Rose is the all-time Major League leader in hits, games played, and at-bats.  He won three World Series rings, three batting titles, one Most Valuable Player Award, two Gold Gloves, the Rookie of the Year Award, and also made

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Principle One Gets the Spotlight in McKnights

Principle One Gets the Spotlight in McKnights

Yesterday, McKnight’s posted an interesting article highlighting The Eden Alternative’s Principle One — access it here.  For those of you who need a little context, Principle One of the Eden Alternative Philosophy states that “The three plagues of loneliness, helplessness, and boredom account

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Oklahoma Takes on Dementia Beyond Drugs

Oklahoma Takes on Dementia Beyond Drugs

Since 2011, three states have provided funded registration for this training to hundreds of nursing home employees through the support of CMP funds. This year, Oklahoma is stepping up to the plate by welcoming geriatrician and award-winning author Dr. Al Power to facilitate three Dementia Beyond Drugs events in May 2015.

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Bringing the Human Habitat to all homes

Bringing the Human Habitat to all homes

Meg Mairn is the owner and Director of the Eden Registry’s first home care member, Griswold Home Care in Pinellas County Florida. Griswold Home Care Pinellas has been working on creating approaches to bring the Eden principals to life in

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Can Old Dogs Learn New Tricks?

Can Old Dogs Learn New Tricks?

You might think that the Eden Alternative Home Office Team might not have much new to learn when it comes to understanding and living what Elderhood has to offer. After all, we are immersed in the concept all day, every

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Ann Doyle

How Does Art Contribute to Your Well-being?

The arts have an ability to sooth, move, and inspire us. When our lives are touched by the creativity of others, we often feel “called” to get in touch with our own. With this in mind, conference-goers at the Eden
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It’s Time to Celebrate!

We are very excited to announce that Sherbrooke Community Centre has been on the the Eden Alternative journey for 15 years; and what a wonderful 15 years it has been. We have so many reasons to celebrate and so many

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Show, Don't Tell

“Show, don’t tell” That has been one of The Eden Alternative’s mottos for years, and few do it better than my beautiful daughter Hannah.  She turned 17 yesterday, Feb. 3, 2014.  Just days after she was born we were told it

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Physical Therapy, Well-Being and The Ten Principles

As The Eden Alternative began to grow, we soon realized that the Three Plagues can found everywhere. The Ten Principles guide organizations in developing approaches to alleviate the pain of the plagues wherever they exist. We are now seeing more short

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Culture Change is for Everyone – Talkin' Bout a Revolution

The first time I met Bill Thomas was in 1996 in San Marcos, Texas.  My father was living with Alzheimer’s disease and had found home in a long-term care community new to the Eden Alternative journey.  In town for an

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Trinity's Art Show

This story comes to us by way of our Registry Member, Trinity Living Center. Trinity Living Center, an Eden Registry Member home in Western Pennsylvania, recently held an Art Show. Two local artists have been conducting classes at the home over the

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Doris Kahn, An Elder In True Form

Our second installment in our Fall Elder Stories series is brought with thanks to LifeBio and the Elders at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. Doris Kahn is a proud and rambunctious woman with a fighter’s spirit. She is clearly a

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Calling all Eden Alternative Registry Members…We want to feature you!

As we all know becoming well known is vital to the success of your care partner teams. When we make connections that deepen relationships we are able to grow and learn from each. On a larger scale, it is equally

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A Summer Worth Living

Time off is good. As this summer draws to a close we hope everyone has gotten at least a little R and R. You may remember our #lifeworthliving campaign, which looks to capture the essence of a life worth living. All

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Introducing The Eden Social Advocate

    This digital age in which we live can seem daunting, but only because we have yet to understand the vast potential it offers. The Eden Alternative realizes that the culture change movement needs a place to go. Over

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#LiveWorthLiving

The Eden Alternative has been dedicated to creating a life worth living for nearly two decades. So, what exactly makes a life worth living? The answer is subjective not scientific. Only I can know that for myself. We are interested,

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