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Welcome Emily Connors!

Welcome Emily Connors!

The Eden Alternative is growing! Please welcome and get to know Emily Connors who joined the home office team in July 2023! What led you to The Eden Alternative®? I was introduced to the Eden Alternative back in 1999 while working at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, PA.  The Eden Alternative became a focus of my…

Community Building

Community Building

“A caring, inclusive, and vibrant community enables all of us, regardless of age or ability, to experience well-being.“ Eden Alternative Principle 2 This is Community Building. At the Eden Alternative, we help people in organizations create empowered communities.  How does this work?  What does an empowered community look like?  How do you go about creating…

The Pause Button

The Pause Button

By Denise Hyde, PharmDEden Membership Engagement Guide If you are like most people, you are familiar with the pause button. It’s a button on every device that plays a recording be it voice, music, or video. It also shows up when things are chaotic or stressful. You need to take a breath and regroup and…

Connect with Us – In Person

Connect with Us – In Person

Connectedness, one of the Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being®, is all about relationships, care partnership, and collaboration; working together and knowing each other well. Being together and making connections is how we grow and thrive.  This year, the Eden Alternative team has attended conferences and built relationships, reconnecting with long-time friends, and meeting new ones….

Does a Pill Really Make a Difference?

Does a Pill Really Make a Difference?

Rexulti Approved for Agitation due to Dementia of Alzheimer’s type: A conversation between Dr. Al Power, MD, and Denise Hyde, PharmD This article is written by Denise Hyde, a Pharmacist dedicated to person-directed care and well-being for all at The Eden Alternative, and Dr. Al Power, a Geriatrician and Author committed to person-directed dementia care & well-being….

Take Flight: The Sarah Rowan Story

Take Flight: The Sarah Rowan Story

Sarah Rowan 1938 – 2023 Sarah McRae Rowan passed away peacefully in her home on Monday afternoon, May 29, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. If ever there was an angel on earth, we were fortunate enough to know her.  Sarah Rowan was not only charming and kind; she was engaging, introspective, and intuitive.  Her…

4 Simple Truths About Aging

4 Simple Truths About Aging

4 Simple Truths About Aging By Angie McAllister “Aging is part of what makes us human.  To live is to age. To live long is to age much.  It is in our nature to grow old.”- Dr. Bill Thomas In his new book “Aging Magnificently” Dr. Bill Thomas speaks about 4 simple truths of aging…

Loneliness and Isolation…A NEW Health Crisis?

Loneliness and Isolation…A NEW Health Crisis?

By Kathy Hagen, Interim CEO, The Eden Alternative®   The news from US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy warns* that loneliness and isolation is a NEW health crisis, affecting people of all ages, especially children. While it may be a “new” crisis for some people today, it has long been a crisis for the aging population,…

Visiting Bill & Jude Thomas: Connecting the Past, Present, and Future

Visiting Bill & Jude Thomas: Connecting the Past, Present, and Future

By Kathy Hagen, Interim CEO, The Eden Alternative Recently, along with some of the Eden Alternative team and our Board Chair, Angie McAllister, I had the good fortune to spend time with Eden Alternative founders, Dr. Bill and Jude Thomas, at their home on Cayuga Lake, NY. The adventure began by traveling a dirt road…

The Groundwork and The Framework Bundle

The Groundwork and The Framework Bundle

By Kristi Doan, Community Builder The Eden Alternative® I am excited to introduce our newest course bundle that includes The Framework: Reveal the Possibilities and The Groundwork: Rethink Your Paradigm. Growing and adjusting as an organization, as our world became highly virtual starting in 2020, pushed us to develop two courses that cover the basics…

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