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Live & Interactive Discussion with Dr. Bill Thomas

A discussion with Dr. Bill Thomas, author, entrepreneur, musician, teacher, farmer and physician whose wide-ranging work explores the terrain of human aging. Founder of The Eden Alternative, Creator of The Green House®, Minka building system and MAGIC (Multi-Ability, multi-Generational, Inclusive Communities)

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12:01:11     From  Dr. Bill Thomas   to   All panelists : Hey Guys Dr. Thomas here.

12:01:32     From  Dr. Bill Thomas : Hey guys Dr. Thomas here.

12:01:49     From  John Mccarty : Hello, John Mc

12:01:52     From  Kevin Jameson   to   All panelists : Hi Bill, looking forward to this.

12:01:55     From  Dr. Bill Thomas : I suspect the background behind Steve is not real.

12:02:05     From  Ted Gross : Hi Bill, Best regards from Baltimore,

12:02:10     From  Ted Gross : Ted Gross, GEDCO

12:02:16     From  Mindy Mitchell   to   All panelists : Welcome!!

12:02:26     From  John Mccarty : John McCarty here from Cardinal Transition Services in Elkhart, Indiana

12:02:30     From  Dr. Bill Thomas : Ted SO GOOD to here from you.  You are legend man.

12:02:55     From  Georgette Lake : Georgette Lake with Tribute at Black Hill in Germantown, MD.  We are an assisted living and memory care community.  I love to network and I am on LinkedIn as well. please connect with me to see all the virtual and live events I will be hosting.  Georgette.Lake@tributeatblackhill.com

12:03:13     From  Dr. Bill Thomas : Hey Georgette

12:03:19     From  Silvia Balderas : Happy Thursday, everyone! I’m Silvia Balderas, Professional Organizer, Your Life Simplified, LLC, (301) 442-5543, www.ylsimplified.com, TellMeMore@ylsimplified.com  Enjoy your day!

12:03:22     From  Jacob Lupo    to   Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook(Direct Message) : Hi Georgette!

12:03:41     From  Georgette Lake   to   All panelists : Hi Dr. Bill

12:03:49     From  Jeff Weinberg   to   All panelists : Hi I"m Jeff Weinberg Nationally Certified

12:03:49     From  Dr. Bill Thomas : The Art and Ageism sesh looks great

12:03:51     From  Jacob Lupo  : Hi Georgette!

12:04:03     From  Keisha Toussaint : Good afternoon Keisha Toussaint Mc Mayo

Family Support Worker II

Prince George’s Department of social services 


12:04:10     From  Dr. Bill Thomas : They are OC— original cohort

12:04:26     From  Barbara Sullivan : Hi Everyone!  Happy Thursday. Welcome Dr. Thomas! Barbara Sullivan, Executive Director of Village to Village Network.

12:04:35     From  Jeff Weinberg   to   All panelists : Sorry Health /care Patient Advocate

12:04:37     From  Dr. Bill Thomas : V2V!!!!!!

12:04:45     From  Jonathan May   to   All panelists : Hi Bill, Steve and Eleanor!

12:04:45     From  Dr. Bill Thomas : We need V2V!!!!!

12:04:54     From  Jeff Weinberg   to   All panelists : Dr Bill Thomas is my hhero

12:04:56     From  Dr. Bill Thomas : Hey Jon— glad to see you here

12:05:18     From  Cedar Dvorin : Hello from Alexandria.  Here's hoping the options Bill Thomas advocates will be available and affordable before I need them!

12:05:18     From  Barbara Sullivan : VtVN!  We are here and strong!

12:05:33     From  Dr. Bill Thomas : On it

12:05:34     From  Mary Chaput : Mary Chaput, Anne Arundel Co. Dept. of Aging & Disabilities

12:05:56     From  AnnMarie Riehl : UMBC cohort 7 here!

12:05:56     From  Dr. Bill Thomas : Whacky???!

12:05:58     From  Gloria Arnold : GROWS in the house!  Gloria Arnold ED Check us out at www.growsmc.org

12:06:02     From  Mike Harrigan   to   All panelists : Hello all.  Mike Harrigan here, from The BRAINing Center.  We provide affordable, powerful brain-body training programs for senior communities and home care providers.

12:06:03     From  Isabelle Melese-d'Hospital : Greetings all, I’m Isabelle Melese-d’Hospital, PhD  Owner and Founder of Tournesol Services, LLC a senior concierge and personal assistant business that also volunteers in the community, especially the Silver Spring Village!  www.tournesolservices.com

12:06:08     From  Ileana Lopez : Good afternoon all, Ileana Lopez from Homecrest House

Marketing Coordinator

marketing@homecresthouse. org.

12:06:39     From  Spencer Garrett : Good Afternoon, Spencer Garrett, Managing Partner for the Wellness Technology Division of CMAG Health Solutions. We are a licensed healthcare company based in Owings Mills, Maryland, and our division specializes in utilizing smart technology to provide a safer and more supportive home environment for seniors who are aging in place. In addition, we also provide Mobile Phlebotomy and onsite Covid Testing. I’d love to set up a time to learn more about the services you provide! My direct line is 410-517-2624, Option 5; and my email is spencer@cmaghealth.com

12:06:50     From  Mary Willson : Good Afternoon! Excited for this session today! Mary Ellen Willson - Business Devmnt Mgr with Visiting Angels Senior Home Care. maryellen@visitingangelsmd.com

12:06:56     From  Jeff Bird   to   All panelists : Jeff Bird - Elder Care Solutions Inc - We provide Care Cost Analysis and Senior Living Advisement to unlock financial resources and senior living options to our clients nationwide - Jeff@eldercaresolutionsinc.com  404.936.5746

12:07:10     From  Mary Ellen Knecht : That's awesome., Eleanor, about the wheel chair! Next is the ugly walkers.

12:07:23     From  Dr. Bill Thomas : The word “elderly” is not in my vocabulary

12:07:27     From  Dr. Bill Thomas : Many of you know why

12:07:29     From  Pamela Silberman-Mills : Good day everyone and Dr. Thomas, so happy to be here representing another Erickson School grad!  Enriching Connections IS innovation in aging to support people in living well with dementia.  Pamela Mills

Enriching Connections

Person-Centered Dementia Care Specialist 

Daily Enrichment – Care Organization – Consultation – Training – Solutions



e-brochure: https://www.flipsnack.com/enrichingconnections/enriching-connections-brochure.html


12:07:37     From  M.K. Phillips : Hi, all, and thanks for this presentation, Steve!  - M.K. Phillips of the Beacon Newspapers  MK@TheBeaconNewspapers.com 703-203-9666

12:07:46     From  Georgette Lake : Isabelle Melese-d’Hospital, please email me georgette.lake@tributeatblackhill.com

12:07:56     From  Mary Anne Hardy : Greetings! Mary Anne Hardy, Patient Advocate of Montgomery Health Advocates, helping people navigate the medical maze.

12:08:00     From  Ravi Bala : Ravi Bala, AgeTech Evangelist and Chief Growth Officer for startups, from Philadelphia. balar@rbala.info

12:08:00     From  Jeff Bird : Jeff Bird - Elder Care Solutions Inc - We provide Care Cost Analysis and Senior Living Advisement to unlock financial resources and senior living options to our clients nationwide - Jeff@eldercaresolutionsinc.com  404.936.5746

12:08:08     From  sharon Parver   to   All panelists : Hi,  Sharon Parver, Knowledge Center Team at LeadingAge.

12:08:13     From  Dorothea Johnson   to   All panelists : I am so thrilled to see you, Eleanor and to learn about all of the truly incredible things you continue to do. I am so proud to have been a part of that first MAgS cohort, with you, Steve, and everyone else. And the occasion of listening to Dr. Thomas is extra poignant! Love to you all!!!

12:08:34     From  Jacob Lupo  : Jacob Lupo of CaptionCall. 443-725-6736| jlupo@captioncall.com https://calendly.com/jacoblupo

12:08:37     From  Dr. Bill Thomas : Dorothea— still one of the best students I ever had

12:08:50     From  Debra Hallisey   to   All panelists : Deb Hallisey - hallisdl@gmail.com blogger on caregiving issues for adult children of aging parents at www.advocateformomandadcom and author of "Your Caregiver Relationship Contract" https://author.advocateformomanddad.com/

12:09:03     From  Eleanor Alveraz   to   Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook(Direct Message) : Hi Dorothy and Jon May! MAgs!

12:09:11     From  Dorothea Johnson   to   All panelists : I am so thrilled to be here, Dr. Thomas! :)

12:09:20     From  Steven Frank : Steve Frank, MPH, former LNHA, owner/administrator of Medicare Home Health Agency, Dir of Operations for private duty, geriatric care manager and currently Dir of Business Development, Anchor Home Healthcare near Chicago

12:09:26     From  Ellen Platt   to   All panelists : Hello from Ellen Platt and The Option Group, care management and advocacy services in MD, DE & Southeastern PA     www.theoptiongroup.net     410-667-0266

12:09:30     From  Jennifer Vecchi : Hello, Jennifer Vecchi here. I am an urban planner and recent project manager for a new Green House project for Hover Community in Longmont, Colorado.

12:09:34     From  Andrew Ryan   to   All panelists : Andrew Ryan, Executive Director of CarePlus Home Health in Maryland.  We are a Private Duty Homecare agency that provides CNAs, GNA, CMTs, LPNs and RNs.   I’m currently attending UMBC Erickson School earning my masters and in year #2 of the program and loving it.  I’m very appreciative of Steve Gurney always asking me if I enrolled for the past 5 years.

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