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Integrating nature in man life could bring the sense of belonging, identity, meaning and a clear aim that are also real for persons that retreat. We can build a hybrid society, using nature and the modern (industrial and digital) world.

Integrating nature in man life could bring the sense of belonging, identity, meaning and a clear aim that are also real for persons that retreat. We can build a hybrid society, using nature and the modern (industrial and digital) world.

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Regarding communal housing and re-examining the american dream, SANAA's Moriyama houses by Japanese architect, Ryue Nishizawain is the best example we've seen. *Posted on behalf of the Palo Alto OpenIDEO local meet-up. Special thanks to Emily!

Regarding communal housing and re-examining the american dream, SANAA's Moriyama houses by Japanese architect, Ryue Nishizawain is the best example we've seen. *Posted on behalf of the Palo Alto OpenIDEO local meet-up. Special thanks to Emily!

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How might we all maintain wellbeing and thrive as we age? This book is meant to help answer this question. It is a guide on some important actions you can take that can help to transform your core sense of well being.

How might we all maintain wellbeing and thrive as we age? This book is meant to help answer this question. It is a guide on some important actions you can take that can help to transform your core sense of well being.

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Based on a series of interviews, here are some themes that emerged about how we perceive and deal with ageing.

Based on a series of interviews, here are some themes that emerged about how we perceive and deal with ageing.

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Neighborhood initiatives!  When someone is aging and/or ill, those closest can do the most good, more often. Pair local kids groups (girl/boy scouts, 4-H, etc) with local seniors. Start a Neighborhood Watch - type group for seniors.

Neighborhood initiatives! When someone is aging and/or ill, those closest can do the most good, more often. Pair local kids groups (girl/boy scouts, 4-H, etc) with local seniors. Start a Neighborhood Watch - type group for seniors.

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In the 21st century, dying will become known as a psychological process as much as a physical one. My grandfather died of Alzheimer's. His death was not abrupt, but lasted years. Society must learn to cope with this type of aging, dying and loss.

In the 21st century, dying will become known as a psychological process as much as a physical one. My grandfather died of Alzheimer's. His death was not abrupt, but lasted years. Society must learn to cope with this type of aging, dying and loss.

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Interviewing 2 gero-psychologists, they mentioned the need to be prepared and accept aging and mentioned how society was not preparing us for that.

Interviewing 2 gero-psychologists, they mentioned the need to be prepared and accept aging and mentioned how society was not preparing us for that.

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A TEDMED talk inspired me by describing a website "Let's Have Dinner and Talk about Death" that will help people think about the end of life. Aging (and all of life) is a prelude to death. It is hard to talk about old age and dying, so we don't.

A TEDMED talk inspired me by describing a website "Let's Have Dinner and Talk about Death" that will help people think about the end of life. Aging (and all of life) is a prelude to death. It is hard to talk about old age and dying, so we don't.

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Taking up a sport and joining a club at any age can be an amazing way of becoming embedded in a wonderful supportive community, comprising of multiple generations. The younger you start, the more you stand to gain.

Taking up a sport and joining a club at any age can be an amazing way of becoming embedded in a wonderful supportive community, comprising of multiple generations. The younger you start, the more you stand to gain.

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Various groups help enable people to thrive by providing music.  Music impacts our memory, mood, and wellbeing.  How can this tool become more powerful?

Various groups help enable people to thrive by providing music. Music impacts our memory, mood, and wellbeing. How can this tool become more powerful?

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RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Programmes) are programmes that encourage over 50s to get involved in community activities. It's a win-win: the seniors stay active and in touch with their community, while the community benefits too.

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Programmes) are programmes that encourage over 50s to get involved in community activities. It's a win-win: the seniors stay active and in touch with their community, while the community benefits too.

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As pendulum swings back (we hope) to inquiry-based learning for K-12, how can we apply these principles and approaches to engage the elderly in participating in creating their own futures?

As pendulum swings back (we hope) to inquiry-based learning for K-12, how can we apply these principles and approaches to engage the elderly in participating in creating their own futures?

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When do you know when a person gets "old"? In some countries, old people are those that retire at age 65. In others, life might be just restarting. Redefining the concept of old would allow us to unleash the value that older generations bring.

When do you know when a person gets "old"? In some countries, old people are those that retire at age 65. In others, life might be just restarting. Redefining the concept of old would allow us to unleash the value that older generations bring.

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A personality research claims that anxiety and narcissism reduces over time. In addition, phychologist E. Tory Higgins argues that the notion of well-being increases at the last stage of life.

A personality research claims that anxiety and narcissism reduces over time. In addition, phychologist E. Tory Higgins argues that the notion of well-being increases at the last stage of life.

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An interesting article discussing how the 'social infrastructure of a community plays a critical role in how prepared a city is when disaster strikes.' How can we look out for one another if we don't know who we live near and who may be vulnerable?

An interesting article discussing how the 'social infrastructure of a community plays a critical role in how prepared a city is when disaster strikes.' How can we look out for one another if we don't know who we live near and who may be vulnerable?

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