Posts Tagged "meaning"

Intergenerational Opportunities Make a Difference

Intergenerational Opportunities Make a Difference

Residents and Elders at St. Paul’s in Greenville, PA, benefit throughout the year from the collaboration that St. Paul’s has with Thiel College. The Joining Generations organization has three different components: Internships, Academics and Student Service. The team at St.

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Elders, Children, and Music: A Strong Connection

Elders, Children, and Music: A Strong Connection

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

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Pete's Greatest Hit

Pete’s Greatest Hit

Pete Rose is the all-time Major League leader in hits, games played, and at-bats.  He won three World Series rings, three batting titles, one Most Valuable Player Award, two Gold Gloves, the Rookie of the Year Award, and also made

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Meaning And Purpose

Meaning And Purpose

The thing that continues to amaze me is that time and again I hear the refrain “I’m really not much of a writer.” I will hear this after just having read an amazing draft and it often reminds me of the Marianne Williamson quote “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”

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An Artist Colony Where You Never Have To Go Home

An Artist Colony Where You Never Have To Go Home

I grew up near an artist colony in upstate New York called Yaddo in Saratoga Springs. It had a profound effect on me as a youngster and, it being in a small town, you always knew when the famous artists were there – Capote, Baldwin, Picasso, Highsmith, Puzo.

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#LifeWorthLiving Summer Living

As we enter the dog days of summer and people jet off for vacation or even just sit on the front steps soaking in the rays, we are reminded about the things that make life worth living.

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Ohio Veterans Home Joins the Registry

Ohio Veterans Home Joins the Registry

When you pull up to the door you will know you are at a place of high esteem and honor because of the grand colonial style building complete with cannon and statue of Ulysses S. Grant.

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Defining Purpose, Meaning, & Growth

Today, as I celebrate another birthday, I marvel at life’s twists and turns. This has been another surprising year, another opportunity to grow and to engage meaningfully with the world around me. And I look forward to the surprises that

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Trinity's Art Show

This story comes to us by way of our Registry Member, Trinity Living Center. Trinity Living Center, an Eden Registry Member home in Western Pennsylvania, recently held an Art Show. Two local artists have been conducting classes at the home over the

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Guest Blogger Betsy Todd: Meaning

In preparing to facilitate an upcoming Certified Eden Associate Training, I started contemplating Principal Six and the things that are meaningful to us. I was thinking how a seemingly worthless item sitting on our Elder’s nightstand may have great meaning and worth. That’s when I remembered a tiny pair of scuffed up red shoes that are sitting in my nightstand.

“Continue Reading . . .

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Awesome Eden Tree Alternative

It’s a light day here at the Eden Alternative Blog but we just thought we’d share with you an astounding, imaginative depiction of the Eden Tree. Each branch represents a value we try to embody, are we missing any?

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