It can be particularly difficult to find appropriate (and appreciated!) gifts for our older relatives, friends or clients. So what's the secret to success when shopping for the senior in your life? Do you go with practical or fun? High-tech or low-tech?
If mainline denominations have taken a nosedive in membership, money, and influence (which they have), and if you want a chance to figure out why (which I do), it seems like a good thing to start looking at the age demographic where the losses have been heaviest.
Care delivery that puts the patient into focus, and embraces new and innovative ways of engaging patients in their treatment will help us realize the triple aim of health reform.
Job-seekers over 50 are savvy to the ways of the world... but this might come as a surprise. Believe it or not the holidays are, without question, the best time of year to look for work!
I recently had a great experience speaking at TEDxSarasota on the topic of Digital Comas. It's a message appropriate for all ages -- the best feedback...
Flying always makes me feel a bit like Indiana Jones heading off for adventure... And Belize is definitely one of my favorite countries for adventure.
There are places in the world where artists seem to congregate and San Miguel de Allende in Mexico's colonial highlands is one of them. They began arriving here in the late 1940s thanks to the establishment of two art schools, Instituto Allende and the Escuela de Bellas Artes, which drew, in particular, former American soldiers who were funded to study abroad on the G.I. Bill.
It may sound strange at first -- aren't most expats who move abroad retirees? Don't they have pensions and Social Security and savings to live on? Aren't their lives overseas already 'funded'?
When we first started visiting Belize's Placencia peninsula more than two decades ago, small towns here were no more than sleepy fishing villages. The only tourists were serious divers and fishermen. Today, things have changed.
Every couple of weeks the thought strikes us... the Internet has changed everything, including the expat experience. It struck us again just last night as we were sitting at home watching the World Series.
They are our current generation of American seniors. They've reached what should be the "Golden Years" of life, yet are often unable to experience the favored years they fought so hard to achieve.
The toll of Alzheimer's disease is reaching epidemic proportions. Someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's in the United States every 69 seconds -- a somber reminder that we must do more if we are to find an effective treatment for this devastating, debilitating condition.
If I were to look over the 500 posts I've written, I'd probably want to rewrite about 480 of them. I'd seriously regret having written another 10 of them. The last 10 would make me smile and reaffirm to me that I'm not half-bad as a writer.
Some might say we gave up and dropped out, but it was more than that. We chose, rather, to try to change the world by example rather than by protest or force, so off we went to test our theories and beliefs.
Over the years Barry and Claudia Leon lived happily all over the States. They both had full and varied careers in psychology, college teaching, business, and biology. But after retiring to their 56-acre ranch in Texas, the couple decided they wanted to add another place to their long list of residences.
I think things get lost in translation as other generations act to reach out to this particular generation. My message to the Millennials? Other generations want to help.