|Pioneer Network on the Changing Culture of Aging||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Lavinia Weissman (subscriptionsworkecology.com)|
|Date: Sun, 27 May 2007 21:31:42 -0700 (PDT)|
Hello Cohousing Villagers: Pioneer Network has launched a new national website that highlights all initiatives (by State) the changing culture of aging. Many people from co-housing are participants in this new national movement. My current review of this web site led me to be impressed with the virtual structure of this initiative and culture change across the country. Pew Charitable Trust has funded a group within Pew that track communities and I am surprised I have not see any reporting from this group on the virtual strength of this community on culture and change for aging. While the National CoHousing list has promoted some activites in cohousing, this is a only one view of what is emerging in this area. The subject of culture and aging is pushing methods of innovation that cannot be real estate or institutionally driven. Some communities like Beacon Hill in Boston are gathering to examine what can be done for "aging in place" and how to bridge other gaps. I learned about this project from Raines Cohen. Please take some time at this webstie www.pioneernetwork.net if you are interested in the culture of aging. If you go to this page: http://www.pioneerexchange.org/ - you can link to a blog that links to all states and click on the state where you live to learn about all the initiatives. This social movement was woven together in parallel with some reward programs set up by the Heinz Foundation in Pittsburgh, where there is a significant local community for the Collaboration of Health and the Environment. I have enjoyed watching this network take form over the last 2 years and will be proposing to feature this network in a special project on health care I have been asked to organize for potential funding. I hope to learn more from this community about how these initiatives are shifting the delivery of health care to individuals who need care and community locally to decrease their reliance on institutional care that is not structured to support the aging and chronic illness. Best, Lavinia -- Lavinia Weissman Managing Director http://www.workecology.com 617.461.0500 Read my latest article http://www.strategy-business.com/li/leadingideas/li00004 Sign up for my latest update http://www.workecology.com
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