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The BIGGEST LOSER of old Ideas What is Weighing you Down?. Jan Nelson, M. ED Courageous Aging www.courageousaging.com 770-590-7595. What do they want to do?. The Biggest Loser Old Ideas Campus. I have learned that No Matter our AGE or APPEARANCE of ability

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the biggest loser of old ideas what is weighing you down

The BIGGEST LOSERof old IdeasWhat is Weighing you Down?

Jan Nelson, M. ED Courageous Aging

www.courageousaging.com 770-590-7595

the biggest loser old ideas campus
The Biggest LoserOld Ideas Campus

I have learned that No Matter our AGE

or

APPEARANCE of ability

when we do some that we LOVE

it transforms us

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The Biggest LoserOld Ideas Campus
  • This day will be one of possibilities, of what CAN be
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The Biggest LoserOld Ideas Campus
  • Be prepared to be challenged, be pushed and come away looking and feeling INCREDIBLE.
  • I challenge you to DARE YOURSELF UNTIL YOU SCARE YOURSELF with the positive things you will accomplish.
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The Biggest LoserOld Ideas Campus
  • Committed to the 16 week Journey
  • It is an honor to be selected
  • it will be work to change, they don’t know HOW HARD
  • They got into this state by the easy status quo.
  • They don’t know HOW GREAT they will look and FEEL
  • Identify what was weighing them down
  • Accountability
  • Affect others
  • They couldn’t believe the life was they had once lived.
the biggest loser old ideas campus be open
The Biggest LoserOld Ideas CampusBE OPEN

It only takes 10 seconds for a person to decide that a new idea won’t work or that they won’t like it.

Be open to change in what you get to do.

Openness gives room for growth and new opportunities.

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The Biggest LoserOld Ideas Campus

Courageous Aging

  • Mission:
    • Believe in
    • Dream With
    • Discover the Potential
  • In our Elders AND those who serve them
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The Biggest LoserOld Ideas Campus
  • Assessment
    • What really is weighing us down?
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The Biggest LoserOld Ideas Campus
  • Assessment
    • What really is weighing us down?

Fear of facing the challenges

Society has taught us

Given in to I CAN’T, THEY CAN’T, WE CAN’T

Time constraints

Staffing and staff attitudes

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The Biggest LoserOld Ideas Campus
  • Comfort- Moving out of comfort zone
  • There will be Opposition
  • Commitment
  • Understand They are better than they know
  • Rise to level of expectation
  • Fear of the unknown
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The Biggest LoserOld Ideas Campus
  • Question Why We Do Things the Way We Do Them

It SEEMS

Convenient Faster

Easier Cheaper

BUT

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The Biggest LoserOld Ideas Campus

I WONDER:

if it’s as good as it could be?

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The Biggest LoserOld Ideas Campus

I WONDER:

What if we looked at aging and our elders from a different view

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The Biggest LoserOld Ideas Campus

Helping Society Change it’s Perception of Aging.

Get over the Stigma

Ask:

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were!

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The Biggest LoserOld Ideas Campus

I WONDER:

To see them as PEOPLE with a story

Through the eyes of a child

Through the eyes of ourselves

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The Biggest LoserOld Ideas Campus

Training Caregivers and Giving them Resources

the biggest loser old ideas campus i wonder how we can make it happen
The Biggest Loser Old Ideas CampusI Wonder How We can Make it Happen
  • Things that Make you Smile
  • What’s on YOUR Smile List
  • What’s on THEIR Smile List
    • Attach it some where that everyone can see it
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The Biggest LoserOld Ideas Campus

What We KNOW Works

  • Pets
  • Humor
  • Spirituality
  • Responsibility
  • Environment
  • REAL Exercise
  • Choice
  • What DO We DO?
  • Music
  • Painting
  • Touch
  • SUNSHINE
  • Real Life
  • Aroma
  • Known Interests
  • Storytelling
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The Biggest LoserOld Ideas Campus
  • Will it look like this?
  • REALLY listening to our elders
  • Asking how can we make this happen
  • Keep Moving Forward
  • DOING WHAT we know works
  • Training staff and family caregiver
  • Society not AFRAID of us or our Elders
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The Biggest LoserOld Ideas Campus

You will look back and say

LOOK HOW FAR WE HAVE COME HOW DID WE EVEN ACCEPT LIFE AS IT WAS THEN!

ALL BECAUSE WE BECAME THE BIGGEST LOSER OF THE STATUS QUO IDEAS.

bibliography
Bibliography
  • The Virtual Dementia Tour: www.secondwind.org
  • www. Alzheimerweekly.com
  • www.Alzheimersreadingroom.com
  • Old Age in a New Age: Beth Baker
  • Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge; Mem Fox
  • Can’t Remember What I Forgot? :Sue Halpren
  • 360 Degree Leadership: John Maxwell
  • When Words Have Lost Their Meaning: Alzheimer's Patients Communicate through Art :by Ruth Abraham
  • 14,000 Things to be Happy About; Barbara Ann Kipfer