Dr. Bill Thomas. Elderhood Ambassador
Named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the
“Top 12 Innovators” Changing Aging and Retirement
in the 21st Century. He and his wife Judith co-founded The Eden Alternative, a global nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of elders, caregivers and de-institutionalizing nursing homes.
He embraces aging and a life beyond adulthood called “Elderhood.” Dr. Thomas, 54, believes life “after 50” should be the richest, deepest and most meaningful phase of life. Moving from Adulthood to Elderhood is a good, positive thing.“Elders are the superglue of humanity. What we need is a radical reinterpretation of longevity that makes elders and their needs central to our collective pursuit of happiness and well being.”
“How I Stay Fit at 80”
“I was sitting in front of my TV with a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other watching the 1968 Olympics. I realized that if I didn’t quit smoking, I was heading for serious health problems so I put out the cigarette, threw away the rest of the pack and began what became a 35 year career of jogging.” Read More
Announcing ActiveOver50 Workshops
San Francisco Bay Area
Starting in September 2014, ActiveOver50 media will sponsor a series of informative workshops for boomers and seniors on healthcare, money, housing, technology, retirement and jobs.
If you¹d like to partner and/or host a workshop with ActiveOver50, please email publisher Larry W. Hayes: email@example.com.
Recent Book Releases
Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life by Dr. Bill Thomas.
How do you know that you are outgrowing adulthood?
When you begin to feel that the life you have been living is out of balance; when the need to perform, to hurry and to acquire is no longer compelling. It¹s like the moment when your favorite tennis shoes start to give you blisters. The way you¹ve been living your adult life doesn¹t fulfill you anymore.
Dr. Bill Thomas, one of the most innovative thinkers in medicine, explains that a new life phase is beginning to emerge within our society. When the Baby Boom Generation came of age in the 1960s and 1970s, they jump-started a cultural revolution that shaped today¹s society. Now, many feel they are living a life of frenzied disharmony. This out-of-balance feeling is a signal that you are ready for your second coming of age, your life beyond Adulthood--"Elderhood." simonandschuster.com
"Next Medicine: The Science and Civics of Health" by Dr. Walter M. Bortz, II. Oxford University Press.
Everyone agrees that our current healthcare system is broken. Dr. Walter Bortz II, M.D., believes that the emphasis should be on "prevention" instead of "disease." Unfortunately, there is NO money in prevention, he says. Our present healthcare model is corrupt, unduly focused on technology, exceedingly costly and too often irrelevant. www.walterbortz.com
"Riding the Hulahula to the Arctic Ocean: A Guide to 50 Extraordinary Adventures for the Seasoned Traveler"
Part how-to-guide, part inspirational narrative, this delightful book details the world's best off-the-beaten path trips for the active 50+. Don Mankin is the travel, adventure columnist for ActiveOver50 magazine. adventuretransformations.com