söndag 31 maj 2009

Eden - kan det bli bättre?

Från partivännen Hanna Broberg i Stockholms stad kommer tipset om Eden. Eden är en åldringsvård med innehåll, och utgår från tio priniciper: 

  • The three plagues of loneliness, helplessness and boredom account for the bulk of suffering among our Elders.         
  • An Elder-centered community commits to creating a Human Habitat where life revolves around close and continuing contact with plants, animals and children. It is these relationships that provide the young and old alike with a pathway to a life worth living.            
  • Loving companionship is the antidote to loneliness. Elders deserve easy access to human and animal companionship.                  
  • An Elder-centered community creates opportunity to give as well as receive care. This is the antidote to helplessness.    
  • An Elder-centered community imbues daily life with variety and spontaneity by creating an environment in which unexpected and unpredictable interactions and happenings can take place. This is  the antidote to boredom.     
  • Meaningless activity corrodes the human spirit. The opportunity to do things that we find meaningful is essential to human health.     
  • Medical treatment should be the servant of genuine human caring, never its master.         
  • An Elder-centered community honors its Elders by de-emphasizing top-down bureaucratic authority, seeking instead to place the maximum possible decision-making authority into the hands of the Elders or into the hands of those closest to them.           
  • Creating an Elder-centered community is a never-ending process. Human growth must never be separated from human life.            
  • Wise leadership is the lifeblood of any struggle against the three plagues. For it, there can be no substitute.

  • Mer intressant läsning finns på Eden