Holiday Retirement welcomes Dr. Bill Thomas to change ageist perceptions
As the number of seniors and mature adults continues to grow at a rapid pace, these individuals are modernizing the definition of "older adults" and disrupting preconceived notions about what aging looks like. And while this is something we have long seen at Holiday Retirement communities (take these 12 residents for example), it is something that continues to find its footing among the general public and consumers.
Now, with the help and insight from Dr. Bill Thomas, founder of The Eden Alternative, Holiday is taking our 46 years of senior living expertise and educating the public about challenging negative stereotypes of aging to change the narrative. This effort helps us further innovate resident enrichment programs to always improve seniors’ quality of life. Additionally, we’re empowering Holiday employees who see their work with seniors as much more than a job, but as a means to discover new ways to foster friendships with seniors.
"The story of aging is different for everyone," said Dr. Thomas in a press release announcement in March. "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help Holiday residents write their own story, on their own terms and with their own positive, engaging experiences."
As an author, entrepreneur, musician, teacher, farmer and physician, Dr. Thomas is well versed in the terrain of human aging and is passionate about helping the ever-growing number of baby boomers embrace the positive aging movement.
Additional information about Dr. Thomas is available at holidaytouch.com/drbillthomas.
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