How a near fatal accident uncovered a broken home care system

Ron Gold Speaking at TEDx NJIT

When a head-on bicycling crash with an SUV crushed my spine and left me a paraplegic in 2011, I found very little inspiration from my very broken body. That is, until I realized how my broken body could be the impetus to help fix America’s broken home care system.

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How I Realized My Value to My Clients

The life altering benefits of insurance had been an abstraction to me until I came face-to-face with a client situation that brought me great satisfaction and taught me a lesson about the value I bring to clients.

Read about the experience that changed me from an insurance agent to an insurance advocate by clicking on the link to the Eddy and Schein In-Home Administrators for Seniors blog.

http://www.eddyandschein.com/blog/how-i-realized-my-value-clients

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Creating a Home for L.G.B.T. Seniors in New York City

New York City may be a cradle of gay rights, but for many in the gay community it is still not an easy place to grow old.

Mary Ellen Green can attest to that. Her only refuge is a senior center in Manhattan that serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. She can sit down to a hot meal or settle in with a book without worrying about being harassed by her neighbors.

But shen the center closes at night and on weekends, Ms. Green, 61, a freelance writer who is homelss, is on her own again.  Read more…

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If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast

Most Orion members are providing services to the elderly who are infirm or declining and need the help we provide. Sometimes we need to look around at those who are aging but vital. Unfortunately many elderly are patronized as a result of the ageism that exists in this society.

The following link will take you to a trailer for an HBO special that recently aired. It was upbeat and great fun. Take the time to view the entire program, it will make you smile.

If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast (HBO Documentary Films)

Subscribe to the HBO Docs YouTube: http://itsh.bo/10r45k3 If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast premieres Monday, June 5 at 8PM, only on HBO. HBO Docs on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hbodocs HBO Docs on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HBODocs HBO Documentary Films homepage: http://itsh.bo/I83ODm. HBO Documentary Films on HBO GO® http://itsh.bo/kUIs4w. HBO Documentary Films on Connect: http://connect.hbo.com/documentaries It’s HBO.

 

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