7 July 2015
Summer Events are piling up, so it’s time to create an EVENTS page. Many will be here in Quebec (where I hang my hat) but when we hear of exciting gatherings elsewhere, we will post.
You have all probably figured out by now, that I’m not your most committed blogger. Rest assured, I have heard the critics and will get therapy soon to change my ways.
Thankfully, the Radical Resthomes movement keeps on truckin’ despite my behaviour.
1 November 2014
Radical Resthomes continues to grow and gain momentum across the country. New alternative housing projects for seniors are popping up across the country. People are talking, creating ideas, and a new movement is underway.
To keep abreast of the news and what’s going on, please sign in to the KEEP ME IN TOUCH page. And we will.
We’re building our future. Let’s do it together.
Regional Connections Update
For all of you (and me) who have been having trouble connecting on the Regional Connections, my IT guru has fixed things and you can now post your interest, city, and anything else in the proper region. If you posted interest and place somewhere else, just add the same note as a “reply” under the province where you want to find others.
Good luck. Janet
CBC Sunday Morning just re-ran the Baba Yaga story and my editorial on Radical Resthomes, so welcome to everyone who ends up here for the first time.
I’m a new blogger, so patience is needed by all who visit. This is a blog, it’s a conversation, it’s a match-making site. And I’m a novice at everything but the conversation part,
Some advice: Move all over the site. I have tried to organize it so you can find discussions or locations easily, but often people don’t get my brand of organizing and end up somewhere else. So move around and add comments to those who say something you like.
I will get comments posted quickly – delay of 24 hours, 48 hours tops, if family’s in from out of town.
If you are looking to hook up with similar minded people in your area, add your email address to your comment. It’s not a phone call and you can just not reply if you feel uneasy. But we need to find each other, so make yourself available if you are serious about creating a new living situation.
I will post articles and my own comments from time to time.
Let’s get this thing going… again! Janet
June 30th, 2013
We have people trying to “find each other” in REGIONAL CONNECTIONS and I have posted some media coverage links in GENERAL DISCUSSION.
As well, there’s an amazing recent article from the New Yorker about a new way of dealing with dementia (HOT TOPICS, When We’re Not Well). At some point we will have to re-consider our approach to this and to alzheimers. I am personally dealing with someone in my family with dementia, and feel completely out of my depth. Hopefully we will have new tools if any of us have to go down that road.
Well, it looks like we have a little movement on our hands…
This Blog is a follow up to the discussion started as a result of the Sunday Edition presentation about the Baba Yaga House in Paris, broadcast on March 17th, 2013. It will hopefully create a new way of living out our aging lives with some grace and excitement. Yes, I said “Excitement”. We can slow down, be more concerned about our health, quit those stressful jobs we carried on our backs for so long…. but that doesn’t mean life can’t be exciting.
I encourage everyone to speak their mind here. We will have a General Discussion for any and all ideas. And we will have Regional Connections, where like-minded people can find each other and maybe put their own Radical Resthome together.
As the chief bottle washer of the site, I will try and bring out good ideas to everyone and point us all in the direction of interesting endeavors and new resources. I’m new at this, so if I’m missing something or you have an idea to make the site work better, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s see where it all leads us!