Rise UP! Change Starts Here.
Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech left an indelible mark on the heart of millions. To this day, it remains a powerful reminder that all human beings seek to be seen, respected, honored, and empowered. While King played a lead role in the American civil rights movement, his message rings true for any movement around the world that takes a stand for our basic human rights – no matter who we are, where we live, what our heritage is, how old or young we are, or what abilities we may live with.
We, too, at The Eden Alternative, have a dream. We have a dream that Elders everywhere will no longer suffer from loneliness, helplessness, and boredom. We have a dream that the voice and choice of every Elder will be sought, heard, engaged, and celebrated. We have a dream that all care partners – employees, family members, and the Elders themselves – are empowered to create a life worth living for themselves and for each other, one rooted in a powerful sense of identity, security, meaning, purpose, and joy. We have a dream that, wherever Elders live, they have an authentic experience of “true home”… a human habitat rich in relationships and opportunities to grow… where different beings come together in supportive and empowering ways, eager and able to thrive, not just survive. And we have a dream that Elders will no longer be the victims of ageism or ableism, and live life revered as peace makers, legacy creators, and wisdom keepers.
Do you share this dream? Then, RISE UP wherever you are and join us on May 3-5, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia, the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr., for the 2018 Eden Alternative International Conference. The Call for Presentations is open through July 8.
What will you rise up for? Let us hear your voice!
Change starts here.