Christie Gardens in Ontario, Canada joined the Eden Registry on March 27, 2017. Located in Toronto’s Davenport Neighborhood, near Seaton Village and The Annex, Christie Gardens Apartments & Care has been serving Elders in Toronto for over 30 years. The
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
A heart-warming story from Mercy Retirement & Care Center, Oakland, CA Emily Sanderson, a Certified Eden Associate and music therapist, at Mercy Retirement & Care Center had an idea. She knew many of the Elders had taught children or cared
I was watching the movie The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel this weekend. There is a scene where Judi Dench is contemplating a new relationship with a man staying at the hotel. She tells her co-worker that she wants to
I know that when I went through my Certified Eden Associate Training, Principle 2 stood out among all the rest. I grew up in nursing homes, and I could relate so well to the joy children brought into a home. A real human habitat.
These Educators return to their peers, and the Elders they serve, this week equipped with new ideas and knowledge, prepared to facilitate learning experiences for all the care partners they support.
In September 2014, my husband and I were vacationing in Los Cabos, Mexico when Hurricane Odile, the strongest hurricane to ever hit the area, struck. After spending a terrifying night in the basement of the resort, we emerged into the sunlight to complete devastation.
Have you ever truly been helpless? I am talking about a time when you truly had to rely on someone else to care for you, to do the simplest things for you. For most of us this occurs because of a long illness, injury, or surgery.
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
The Eden Alternative first crossed the border to Canada over 16 years ago. Bill Thomas recognized early on that no matter where you are in the world, if care is based on the medical, institutional model you will find loneliness,
Though The Eden Alternative’s growth has not been without trips and stumbles, we have come a long way in the last 20 years. I am reminded everyday just how complex person-directed care can be (you need 10 principles just to get in the
Principle Eight of The Eden Alternative basically says that decision-making authority should be in the hands of Elders or those closest to them. We know this results in the best person-directed care for the Elders. Testimony at a recent public
We are excited to share with you a new look at the Ten Principles of The Eden Alternative. Explore the principles, and go deeper for a more thorough understanding. The presentation is interactive. Click through using the arrow keys, but