Two weeks ago, I offered two possible dates for an elderblogger (and readers) meetup at my home in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Responses are in and Saturday 9 October is the majority choice.
That doesn't mean those who preferred 16 October can't attend if your schedule allows. Just let me know. You can do that in the comments below or use the “Contact” link in the upper left corner of this page.
If others who are hearing about the event today for the first time would like to attend, of course you are welcome. Just follow the link above to read the particulars (although 9 October is now the date) and send me a note.
Also, would anyone who is definitely attending let me know how many of you there are – spouses and significant others are welcome. Soon I will send out an email to attendees with more information.
Because that's not much of a blog post for everyone else, here are a couple of little things I was saving for the next Interesting Stuff post.
Better Choices, Better Health
The National Council on Aging (NCOA), which was so helpful with my research into reverse mortgages, is offering a free, online Chronic Disease Self Management Program (CDSMP), developed and tested at the Stanford University Patient Education Center.
It is a pilot project and at this time available to residents of only seven states: California, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Oregon. So if you live in one of those places and want to know more about managing one or more chronic health conditions such as arthritis, asthma, diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, stroke and osteoporosis, you can read more and register here.
The Majestic Plastic Bag
In an effort to do my part for the environment, one of the things I try to be careful about is to take reusable bags with me to the market. If you think that's too small a practice to be bothered with, this mockumentary that Darlene Costner of Darlene's Hodgepodge sent me should change your mind.
In keeping with the same idea as that video, Marian Van Eyk McCain of Elderwomanblog has edited a new book titled, GreenSpirit. According to one reader, it is
“...a rich collection of thought-provoking writing, providing nourishment for the green soul. Edited by writer Marian Van Eyk McCain, a woman committed to living lightly and with integrity, the 29 contributors include Matthew Fox, Satish Kumar and Neil Douglas-Klotz.
“These were the names that were familiar to me. The other luminaries address just about everything – life, the universe and not only why we are here, but how we arrived. The writing weaves together science and creativity, art and social action, as well as green spirituality.”
Silly Elder Fun
Kate of KateThoughts sent along this video of Tim Hardin singing some songs old rock stars you will recognize will be singing soon. I only wish Mick Jagger had been included.
At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Johna Ferguson: Revenge