This morning, as I sip my tea, I feel surprisingly calm when you consider all that is happening at the Center on Age & Community (which I direct)…
1) about 30 people from all over the world are beta-testing the new online TimeSlips training.
2) Sojourn Theatre is in town for a week in a burst of activity/development on the Penelope Project.
3) Plans are finalizing for our fall Think Tank: Next Steps in Adult Day Services, on October 28/29, when experts in care practices and research will converge on Milwaukee.
4) Plans are finalizing for Richard Taylor’s visit on November 9/10/11.
5) I fly to San Diego on the 22nd to give a plenary address to the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities on the “Cultural Cure: Creative Engagement and Dementia Care.”
6) Plans are finalizing for all the amazing array of offerings with an arts and humanities focus at the Gerontological Society of America in New Orleans November 19-23.
7) Illuminate: an integrated curriculum for early memory loss programs is in its final draft, being published through the Center.
Finally, 8) we are assembling a working group to plan/design/create the CAC Summer Care Institute – focused on person-centered (directed) long term care.
Phew! Thanks to my team of scholars, practitioners, and staff who are making all this happen!