investigate. He came back, amused, told me what it was, and then I went to see for myself; it was a bunch of #parents / grandparents with signs that listed their kids' stats (job, university, height, etc.), and then if you, as a #parent / grandparent, saw someone you thought would match your child well, you'd talk to the other parent / grandparent and arrange a date! I don't do #dating apps but this is what I imagine #Tinder would be like IRL, only way better, since it's your #elders doing
I won't say that I worry, yet, but I am aware that as an elder (65) living alone, uncertain about future housing, disabled, dependent on Social Security, I am aware of how tenuous my situation is. And I am aware that I am far from the only one.
"Elder Care Should Be Collective. The Atomization of Aging Is a Giant Mistake." #Truthout
#Aging #Elders #ElderCare https://tomdispatch.com/stumbling-towards-old-age/
What a massive waste of resources. Given that 'senate' literally means 'assembly of elders' from Latin, maybe it's time we reevaluate the way we choose our senators. Advocating for a tenure for life to ensure wisdom and stability in our legislative branch. 🏛️📜 #SenateReform #Elders #StabilityMatters
What a horrific burden to put on #children. But the options aren't to either trauma-dump about the #environment or ignore/deny reality. As Drury writes, younger #climate #activists often desperately want/need #mentorship from older generations - "Where is the guidance from our #elders?" she writes.
ELVIS was a Roma.
yesterday was #romaholocaust day.
We´ve #learned a lot new eversince we founded WE AID to HELP more people HELP others.
#TheStroll #veteran honors the #elders who helped her #survive and #applauds the #radical #youth #inspiring her next era.
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #NewYork #NewYorkCity #Incarceration #Homelessness #SexWorkers #SexWork #SurvivalSexWork
Thank you to the creators and managers of all videophone devices and software. If not for your work the recent Covid-19 pandemic would have so much harder for people to endure. You literally helped humanity stay connected and you did it with charity and reasonableness. THANK YOU people at ZOOM, people at WhatsApp, people at FaceTime, etc. from a personal perspective your work allowed me to SEE, not just talk to my isolated elders, my growing nieces and nephews, and far-away friends.
Another weird yet endearing family thing: my stepmom will show up with random gifts she felt your house needed…sometimes v useful…other times very wtf. Once she got us a 3 foot statue of a manatee because it might look good in our bathroom 😂 Anyone else have family do things like this?
Share your weird yet endearing family stories!
Today, I published an essay on two recent books: Fifty Years of #Polyamory in America, by Glen W. Olson and Terry Lee Brussel-Rogers, and Polyamorous Elders, by therapist and nurse Kathy Labriola.
I liked both these books, though I think #Polyamorous #Elders is the one we all need to read. It is FASCINATING to read dozens of case histories of polyamorous people entering and navigating their last chapters.
Today is International Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Older people have the right to live safely, without fear of abuse or neglect. Elder abuse is the mistreatment or exploitation of an older person.
It is very distressing for older people, their family and other loved ones. Most commonly, it is committed by someone that the older person knows and trusts, most often within family relationships.
Elder abuse can take many forms, including physical, psychological, financial, social or sexual abuse. Neglect is also a form of abuse.
If you know of someone, or are experiencing elder abuse, call the Australian National Elder Abuse phoneline on 1800 353 374.
#Advocates highlight the lasting #fears of #discrimination experienced by older #adults in #LGBTQ+ #communities. They emphasize that #concealing one’s #identity upon entering #eldercare is a common phenomenon, driven by the concern of being subjected to #mistreatment and #prejudice
#Quwutsun #Elders will lead #Reconciliation : Journey of our Generation, a day-long #workshop offered since 2006, on #LocalHistory & the impacts of #colonization . It will take place at the Quw'utsun' Cultural & Conference Centre.
#FirstNations #IndigenousLed #NativeLed #decolonizeYourMind #DecolonialEducation #VancouverIsland #vanisle #Cowichan #DuncanBC #PNW #PacificNorthwest #CoastSalish #Cultural #BritishColumbia #Canada #educational #EldersWisdom
Dear Klingon Friends,
As we know ...
"Today is a good day to live" - Neo-Worf :trek:
Thanks to everyone making a positive difference :ablobparty:
And for those trying people who are trying ... never give up. Except:
Bad views, bad influences, bad past, just hellish stuff :birdsite: :blobcatmeltcry: :yikes:
Expect better :FoxHearts:
Come celebrate the #EldersReport & other #research gathered in #partnership w/ #Seniors & #Elders at #VNFC & #UVIC students. Through #CommunityBased #participatory #research - they explored unique impacts of #COVID19 on the wellbeing of Elders & seniors in #yyj . #Learn more about their work & celebrate urban #Indigenous #knowledges in #community 🙌
"'It's healthier, it saves time, it saves a boatload of money, and I feel better.'" https://ca.style.yahoo.com/74-old-democrat-congress-pushing-100000705.html
How younger generations have benefitted from cutting-edge technology that has made real-time communications seamless, esp. video-conferencing:
And how older generations didn't usually benefit from such groundbreaking innovations:
Protect #Elders! Ban #Television!!
(Some thoughts on the efforts to regulate #children’s use of #socialmedia)
If you need advice on how to leverage uncensored Mastodon, I am happy to help.
Mostly a white male, educated technical community. Reportedly mostly built by older guys, the same guys who mis built the internet.
Our great strength is uncensored content.
There are several us based msatodon servers you can find on joinmastodon.org
Transness is an inborn quality—a beautiful quality—but it carries such stigma that it must be tended to and encouraged by other trans people who have, by some miracle, carved out a place in the world to live authentically.
The #Indigenous #StudentCentre and #CommunityEngagedLearning have come together with #TwoSpirit #Elders to create a #SafeSpace for the Indigenous two-spirit community on campus.
#CommunityBuilding #DropIns will also be offered throughout the spring and summer terms.
I’ve been thinking a lot about curiosity lately. It was the nuts and bolts of life when we were children. It’s just as important today. It’s still our fuel for lifelong learning and rekindling our zest for living. Are you a curious person? How is curiosity serving you today?
#Indigenous #FirstNations folks who are trying to buy #TransMountain #Oil #Pipeline #Sellouts & going against #Elders #teachings & #dishonouring their #ancestors because #greed is their disease & they possess #ColonizedMinds - not thinking or planning for #7Generations #futures & I don't respect that. They're the exact same kinda #selfish & #greedy #humans that my family didn't tolerate. My fam torched sellout leaders homes. Painful to see sellouts here, falling into greed pits.
New funds in provincial budget for continuing #CareHomes could help more #elders live longer in their #HomeCommunities , says chief of #AlexanderFirstNation .
#Alberta #HealthMinister #JasonCopping & #IndigenousRelations #Minister #RickWilson were at #Kipohtakawkamik Elder’s Lodge on March 16 to announce second call for proposals for #CulturallyAppropriate #ContinuingCare facilities in #FirstNations & #Métis communities.
#ContinuingCare Capital Program.
At ceremony, #Gitsegukla #FirstNation traded salmon for #Simpcw First Nation’s #ChildAndFamilyWelfare #SelfDetermination #agreement w/#BritishColumbia signed April, 2022. The #Tcwesétmentem — also known as the #WalkingTogetherAgreement — was the #first #ChildWelfare agreement #CoCreated by a First Nation in BC.
#Elders told Lampreau their #concerns about the #FederalGovernment ’s rules on First Nations’ #jurisdiction over #child and #family services.
- Event organizer should do it or task someone on their team
- Never ask Indigenous or POC person just because they're there & not in host nation
- Only ask me or an Indigenous person, if no one else is available
- Never ask host nation to do it, unless organizers are part of that nation & consent
- Recognize we are asked to do this a LOT & when we turn it down - RESPECT that.
Last night, I had looked for this website that I remember from 2004 (it was not in my current bookmarks). A good night's sleep and a DuckDuckGo search got me the results I was looking for. Page bookmarked now. This page also has links to .wmv files with the documentary "Vanishing Prayer".
"To facilitate his special interests, namely: Peabody Western Coal Company (the largest coal group in the US) and the Mohave Generating Facility in Laughlin (operated by Bechtel) delivering low cost coal produced electricity to Las Vegas's Casinos in exchange for Beer Distribution Contracts afforded his wife's business, Hemsley Inc., John McCain personally, over the course of 25 years in the state legislature and federal senate introduced and arranged for the enforcement of unethical and constitutionally unlawful legislations which brutally displaced thousands of Navajo farmers onto a #Nuclear Waste Dump, Church's Rock, #NewMexico to live after brutalizing them for two decades in peaceful resistance. McCain assembled support to modify existing laws and produce new ones (Navajo Resettlement & Navajo Accommodation Agreement, Navajo Settlement, and amendments to PL 93-531, PL S.1003), illegal and unethical enactments designed to force Native American Navajo of the Dineh Band off their Arizona lands, moving them onto Church's Hill in New Mexico, depriving them of lands they've owned since 1500 AD. As a result, thousands of aboriginal elders passed away from shock associated with displacement into urban apartment settings and on to uranium contaminated waste sites such as Church's.
"Using a phony #Hopi tribal counsel composed of paid stooges, and Rangers comprised largely of BIA police, McCain and Peabody Western Coal Company progressively stole and exploited the Dineh's lands for mutual personal gain, brutalizing the natives, terrorizing #elders and engaging in thuggery, forcing these peaceful people to leave 'or else'. They even bulldozed their sacred sites and sweat lodges, beating their members physically and abusing their elders to the point of terrorizing them and causing health failure and heart failures and worse. Fake Hopi Rangers (BIA Police) organized by McCain allies arrested and beat any peaceful resistors on their own lands and while celebrating holy days at their sacred sites. Three Presidential runs by McCain have been backed by the Mining, Power company and its Nevada Casino clients through street names organized in Nevada. McCain's wife has been granted huge Beer distribution contracts at her liquor company, Hemsley, by Nevada gaming interests. Two faced political favor banking has robbed the Dineh of any political support. The supposed 'new lands' at Church's Hill are a #Superfund Nuclear Waste Dump landfill site where children in schoolyards play among openly dumped uranium tailings! Children born in these communities have twice the national average of birth defects!"
One of the first stories I reported on back in the 1990s was #PeabodyCoal's #genocide of the #Dineh peoples -- forcibly removing #elders from their land (which is how I began corresponding with Brenda Norrell, who was working for Indian Country Today back then). I learned that #JohnMcCain was in cahoots with Peabody Coal and did their bidding. In addition to #EnvironmentalRacism, Peabody Coal also relocated "341 Navajo and Hopi ancestors from their burial place" as part of their "tools for genocide, oppression and relocation."
The Long Journey Home, by Brenda Norrell, Censored News, February 14, 2023
Today's question: do people really become more #conservative as they age, and (if so) what causes it?
I just had a conversation with a friend in which we were mulling over the obvious truth that we seem to be getting more and more politically #progressive as the years go by.
From her childhood in Russia, where the wisdom of her parents kept her family safe from the invading Nazis, to her career as a holocaust educator and contributions to Delaware life, Ann Jaffe has spent her 91 years both learning from wisdom and passing it on. We spoke to Ann about her life experience and advice for the next generation. https://momentmag.com/wisdom-project-ann-jaffe/
#Wisdom #Seniors #Elders #Jewish #Judaism #JewsOfInstagram #Holocaust #Education #Delaware #Wilmington
Don Stone is a giver: to Dallas schools, the arts, Hebrew Union College, and more. As part of our Wisdom Project, he’s giving one more thing: perspective from his 93 years of life. https://momentmag.com/wisdom-don-stone/
@StephenC @cmorris Thank you both. We are all now or will be, elderly - 65 or older. Many cultures value the knowledge and life experience of #elders without which many of us would not have had the opportunity to learn to be the compassionate and skilled humans we now hopefully are. #LifelongLearning and #Knowledgesharing allows #elders to continually contribute to society regardless if in small or large ways. I am #grateful
Early 2020, my aunt passed away. My grandmother was living with her. There was no way in hell I was gonna let her go to a nursing home. I brought her home to live with me.
Today she turns 93. Happy birthday! I love you so much. I had no idea exactly how much more you would enrich my life with your family tales and all that sass.
I was one of a few Clayoquot Sound War in Woods veterans who went to give support.
#SaveOldGrowth #protectOldGrowth #WorthMoreStanding #forestProtectors #PNW #PortRenfrew #vanisle #VancouverIsland #PacificNorthwest #activism #Unceded #pacificnorthwest #StolenLand #Camp #EarthProtectors #StopEcocide #StopClearcuts #StopDeforestation
800 #research papers were reviewed. Here are the top 5.
Read or listen to the paper for all 12.
Excellent illustration by Emma Li Johansson from #LundUniversity
I don't know what stirs your heart and makes you misty-eyed but this sure does it for me. | Cafe Ohlone dinner brings Korean and Indigenous elders together https://www.berkeleyside.org/2022/11/21/korean-and-ohlone-elders-share-a-meaningful-meal #food #foodanthropology #culture #foodlore #indigenousfoodways #foodways #reconciliation #healing #elders #foodhistory #Berkeley #Ohlone #Korean #stories #foodsecurity #foodpolicy #nutrition