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THOUGHT-LEADER INTERVIEW: GLEN HOUGAN
"Design-Thinking as a Strategic Tool"
FYI : GARDENING TIPS
at the creative edge of TIME
1.YOU CAN DESIGN A FEATHERED NEST: CLICK
3. THE EDGE OF TIME: YOUR ALL ACCESS PASS
4. HOME SWEET
Beautiful and functional home - for a today and tomorrow
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5. BAD AIR DAY: Dust mites? And other harmful STUFF around your home?
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DESIGN-THINKING AS A STRATEGIC TOOL
Glen Hougan focuses on design thinking as a strategic tool.
A principal of Wellspan Research and Design, in 2012, Glen received the first ever research fellowship in health care innovation from the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation in Rochester, Minnesota.
"I think we are ripe for a new narrative about aging.
We have a diverse demographic interested in participatory design.
As you get closer to your age, you get different perceptions of that age."
" Who controls the language?
It should be those who experience it."
On the Road in Oregon
Artist and author Claudine Lundgren is a wonderful storyteller. We always look forward to her stories of life on her farm and of her travels.
Ms. Lundgren is also an accomplished designer. She has produced designs for over seventy-two (72) universities in 15 states and also created designs for the Olympic trials as well as the Rose Bowl and other bowl games.
Currently, she lives on a 10 acre farm with six Pygmy goats (pets) along four cats and three dogs. "Living on a farm, a half an hour away from 'civilization' means that we do a lot of our own maintenance, like fixing the tractor and working on our other farm machinery," she says.
A little drama on the freeway today.
I was about to take the clover leaf to get on the usual freeway home when a sudden idea came to me to keep going on this two lane freeway instead. So I did. It's a shorter but slower route home that I hardly ever take. About two miles later I could see the cars in the slow lane swerving out into the fast lane and traffic was suddenly getting slow.
My first thought was 'an accident, why did I take this way today?' I was in the fast lane, a school bus was flanking my right in the slow lane. We both slowed as we came to two cars stopped in the slow lane and could see what had made them stop.
SHARE A COPY OF HOW TO FEATHER YOUR NEST FOR LIFELONG COMFORT AND STYLE
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" This eBooklet contains helpful starting points
THE QUICK START PRIMER TO
START THE CONVERSATION WITH THIS SELF-MENTORED
with PHIL THE SMILING GARDENER
Gardening is a great way to engage people of all age groups in physical activity. Done correctly, gardening can provide non-strenuous exercise and quality time outdoors. Increasing accessibility to these benefits should be a priority for new and existing gardens.
DISCOVER AWESOME TIPS
" I’d really like to learn more about your
approach to nutrition, exercise, and happiness.
I’ll be talking to naturopaths, nutritionists and dietitians this year, and I’ll be interested to bring your questions to them.
I’ll be talking with personal trainers and physiotherapists and chiropractors. What questions do you have there?
I’ll be talking with therapists and psychologists and meditators and so on."
How many people do you know who actually have the same color hair as when we were 16?
We all change. If we are lucky we get to grow into maturity and even open to a new vision of what life means. By the time we reach full "boomerhood" (50 years of age and older) we may find we need a bit of TLC.To tell the truth, at any age, who wouldn't mind a little help around the house- someone to prepare a meal, carry one or more of us to the wellness spa, specialty grocery store, or to spruce up the home?
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GIVE YOURSELF A BIG HUG
TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOU
BE KIND TO YOURSELF
NEWSLETTER - FOR YOUR INFORMATION
FYI: RESEARCH NEWS YOU CAN USE
GOOD NEWS from Centenarians A United Healthcare telephone survey of 104 U.S. centenarians found 36 percent of the centenarians said they felt blessed to live to 100, 31 percent said they felt happy and 12 percent said they were surprised. More than half said they lived independently, without the support of a caregiver to assist in daily activities. More than 302 baby boomers age 65 were also surveyed and on average, said they felt 10 years younger. Nine of 10 centenarians said the key to healthy aging were staying close to friends and family, 88 percent said maintaining a sense of independence and 86 percent said eating right was key to living a long life.
SHARED KNOWLEDGE: Each month we send our team out to find "sage-worthy" information to share. Here are two gems for the month of April. These are downloadable PDFs. We add them to our ever-expanding LIBRARY and invite your suggestions. We love the idea of building on shared knowledge -thriving when we engage in collaborative efforts such as the SAGE COMPANION PROJECT. Together we can create a culture of shared findings, understandings and meanings. Talking with each other feels to us to be an excellent way for people to dive into such a culture. We can change perceptions, increase respect for personhood, and dismiss AGE-GRADING stereotypes.
COOL PRODUCTS - VIDEO - OH YES!!! Comfy Feet
Each month we look for special finds for personal comfort and for home improvements choices. We continue to envision easily accessible levels and adaptations ... with benefits for EVERYBODY - regardless of age or physical ability. You can read more about age-friendly products HERE. In the meantime, this is our special Pick AT BOOMER'S BOUTIQUE FOR YOU. Let's start at the bottom. ((*:*))
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WORDS AND IDEAS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. CREATE A BUZZ.
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