The ‘Indices’ of the Naturally Occurring LIVING Community (NOLC)

As indicated, in our prior Blog entry, the concern and vigilance of citizens in the Naturally Occurring LIVING Communities (NOLC’s) are essential. However, support, concern and care can also be found in the organizations that are inherently … [Read more...]

The Power of the Naturally Occurring LIVING Community (NOLC)

The Power of the Naturally Occurring LIVING Community (NOLC)  Lawrence T. Force, Ph.D. and Roger Monthie, M.Ed, MPH www.ageplan.com  Overview: No one is an island. As part of our human condition – we need to live in community and have … [Read more...]

The Here and Now: Naturally Occurring LIVING Communities (NOLC’s)

Did you ever go to a 3-D Movie Theatre? You walk in, sit down - everything looks the same...until you put the 3-D glasses on - and then things begin to change. That is what we, at AgePlan, are asking you to do now. Take a walk around your community. … [Read more...]

The AgePlan Institute

Technology and Social Networking Current Area of Discussion: The impact of technology on aging AgePlan is developing a Think-Tank platform as a component of its corporate structure. The AgePlan Institute is designed to support and encourages an … [Read more...]

The Blending of Systems: Back to the Future

In a recent edition of the Gerontologist Journal (2014) there was a special supplement dedicated to "Cultural Change in Nursing Homes". At first glance, it appeared that the paradigms being promoted to influence cultural change, i.e., self-directed … [Read more...]

Washington Post Article: States turning to the young to carry much of the burden in caring for an aging population

States turning to the young to carry much of the burden in caring for an aging population By Reid Wilson,September 14, 2013 Most of the nation’s oldest population is clustered in the Northeast and growing rapidly, according to census data, … [Read more...]

The Discovery of Naturally Occurring Living Communities (NOLC’s)

The Discovery of Naturally Occurring Living Communities (NOLC’s)  Historical Perspective: (excerpt taken from Force, L.T. et.al (2010). Mental Health, Specialized needs and Care found in Gerontology: An Interactive Text,  NSS … [Read more...]

Benefits of Exercise for Seniors

NIH SeniorHealth web page provides an excellent summary of the benefits of exercise in maintaining health and independence.  The web address is: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/exerciseforolderadults/toc.html The information is well presented and … [Read more...]