Dr. Bill Thomas To Speak in Kansas Sept. 21

September 09, 2011
Kavan Peterson, Editor, ChangingAging.org

If you live in Kansas there is a great opportunity to see Dr. Bill Thomas give a public lecture at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, September 21. Dr. Bill is the founder of the Eden Alternative and also a global visionary leader in the changing aging movement. In his talk he will elaborate on the ideas he recently shared at the San Francisco TEDx conference in June (video below).

Dr. William Thomas, a gerontologist and author, will present “Eldertopia, How Elders Will Change the World” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in K-State’s All Faiths Chapel. Thomas’ free presentation will focus on the insight and creativity that later life can bring.

Thomas’ lecture will look at why developing a new perspective on age and aging is both necessary and possible, particularly in light of the impact of aging on families and society. For Thomas, a part-time position as medical director of a small rural nursing home early in his career turned into a full-time, lifelong passion for improving the well-being of older people. He is the author of several books about aging, including “The Eden Alternative: Nature, Hope and Nursing Homes,” “The Eden Alternative Handbook” and “What are Old People For? How Elders Will Save the World.”

Click here for time and directions.

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