Mission, Vision, Values, Principles

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To improve the well-being of Elders and their care partners by transforming the communities in which they live and work.

Vision:

To eliminate loneliness, helplessness, and boredom.

Values:

Innovation, Integrity, Community, Empowerment, and Passion

The Ten Principles of The Eden Alternative:

Principle One: Loneliness, helplessness, and boredom are painful and destructive to our health and well-being.

Principle Two: A caring, inclusive and vibrant community enables all of us, regardless of age or ability, to experience well-being.

Principle Three: We thrive when we have easy access to the companionship we desire. This is the antidote to loneliness.

Principle Four: We thrive when we have purpose and the opportunity to give, as well as receive. This is the antidote to helplessness.

Principle Five: We thrive when we have variety, spontaneity, and unexpected happenings in our lives. This is the antidote to boredom.

Principle Six: Meaningless activity corrodes the human spirit. Meaning is unique to each of us and is essential to health and well-being.

Principle Seven: We are more than our medical diagnoses. Medical treatment should support and empower us to experience a life worth living.

Principle Eight: Decision-making must involve those most impacted by the decision. Empowerment activates choice, autonomy, and influence.

Principle Nine: Building a collaborative and resilient culture is a never-ending process. We need to keep learning, developing, and adapting.

Principle Ten: Wise leadership is the key to meaningful and lasting change. For it, there can be no substitute.