Ever wondered what it’s like living in an Assisted Living Facility (ALF)? Dick Weinman, professor Emeritus at Oregon State University pulls back the curtain in a new assisted living documentary entitled “The Thin Edge of Dignity”. Dick say’s “It takes a village to accompany the elders on the final journey of life. But in today’s fragmented and mobile society, families no longer live together in a single household. Once it took a village… Today it takes an ALF.” This no-holds-barred exposé is an emotional roller coaster, and gives us a view that few outsiders get to see.
Boomers, I sense this is a call for a mobilization. One of Dick’s goals is for a “cultural shift in long term care” and after watching this assisted living documentary you may want to join the brigade.
“An independent man of 80 years, disabled in a traffic accident, who strives to maintain his independence enclosed in the world of dependency of an Assisted Living Facility” – Dick Weinman
The Thin Edge Of Dignity – By Richard Weinman
Mr. Weinman, was an incredibly active broadcaster until injured in a tragic 2005 auto accident. Dead at the scene, he was resuscitated and “put back together”. He currently writes a column for AARP Oregon aptly entitled “The Thin Edge of Dignity“. Dick’s column is a bi-monthly column featuring “an independent man of 80 years, disabled in a traffic accident, who strives to maintain his independence enclosed in the world of dependency of an Assisted Living Facility”.
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