A Global Network for Positive Aging Advocates with Jan Hively

November 24, 2020
Hosted by Phyllis Ayman, MS/SLP, CDP, CADDCT, CDCM, CMDCP

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Jan Hively has been a lifelong advocate, and as an older adult, became an outspoken proponent and staunch advocate for ensuring older adults are able to achieve the life they desire with all of the dignity and respect they deserve. Her latest endeavor as Co-Founder of the Pass it On Network, along with Moira Allan), which is A Global Peer Learning Network for Positive Aging Advocates is also a member of the United Nations Open Ended Working Group on Aging. This passionate and lively conversation highlights the Vital Improvement Practice, which looks at strengths and needs considering individual and environmental considerations, the Universal Needs of Older adults, the Dimensions of Positive Aging, Advocacy and the importance of Self-Advocacy and Aging in Place possibilities, including Dr. Bill Thomas'Green House and Minka homes, shared housing and small residential care homes. Jan Hively not only lives her mission every day but she is the face of the mission. Tune in!!!!

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Phyllis Ayman, MS/SLP, CDP, CADDCT, CDCM, CMDCP

Phyllis Ayman, MS/SLP, CDP, CADDCT, CDCM, CMDCP

Phyllis Ayman, host of Seniors Straight Talk, is a speech and language pathologist, certified dementia practitioner, trainer, and best-selling author who’s dedicated to improving quality life and quality care for older adults in our families, communities and nursing home residents. She’s best known for her communication skills, empathy, unwavering high standards, and believes strongly that care treatment of older adults is a direct reflection of society’s attitudes towards adults the elder years of their lives. She’s passionate about meeting the needs of our culturally diverse senior population and understands the root causes faced by nursing home residents after working in 50 nursing homes. Phyllis is passionate about teaching what she learned from helping your parents to how she can help you. Phyllis is an accomplished author and featured speaker and an accomplished trainer for both the public and private sector. Her latest book Dignity and Respect: Are Our Aging Parents Getting What They Deserve? became an instant Amazon bestseller. She’s published several articles and courses for healthcare workers and caregivers and holds a trademark for the word “IMpathy” (tm).

Phyllis serves as a board member of the Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, is an advisory board member to Olive Community Services based in Los Angeles, California and served as a member of the COVID19 National Health Care Coalition.

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