Treat me with Respect for my Age

Treat me with Respect for my Age

Ageism is too common in our society. Elders deserve our respect and admiration for who they are as individuals. Even if someone has memory issues or dementia, don’t ignore them. They still have feelings and hopes and desires like the rest of us. And, with age, comes wisdom, which needs to be respected, too. And, … Read more

Focus on Capabilities Instead of Disabilities

It’s human nature, unfortunately, to focus on what people can’t do instead of what they can do. This also includes making assumptions of what others are or aren’t capable of doing. The harm of making assumptions of others capabilities, because oftheir disabilities is sad. Stereotyping people because of their challenges, along with making assumptions, is … Read more

Towards Inclusion of People with Disabilities

My contribution to the HMA Today August, 2022 newsletter. HHMA Today is affiliated with the Health Ministries Association, Inc Even though the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 made many changes for the better for people with disabilities by prohibiting discrimination of people with limitations from public accommodations, transportation, and employment, it is impossible to legislate … Read more

Long Term Care Ombudsman in Ventura County make a difference

Obudsman is making a difference

The State of California has named the Ventura Ombudsman Program as a model program for its excellence and high standards-including weekly and monthly visitations to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. It is cited by the California Department of Aging as Best Practices in Volunteer Recruitments, Training and Retention. Also, the Ventura Ombudsman Program … Read more

Ventura County Area Agency on Aging’s LiveWell

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Learn more about the resources available in the Ventura County 2022 issue of ‘LiveWell.’ It’s a guide with information that is designed specifically for older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers. You can view ‘LiveWell’ by Downloading the PDF Here. You can see my recent article about ‘LiveWell’ in the ‘Ventura Breeze’ by clicking on … Read more