Caregiver Mentor Generation:Boomers-Aging Fearlessly
Founder & Moderator of: Generation:Boomers-Aging Fearlessly Community
We are about taking the fear out of aging, helping others who stress and have anxieties about growing old and death. We want to show it's a natural process and not to be feared. Being old can be a joyous time. We are going to teach you how to grow old without fear.
Above all, I am passionate about caregivers!! Especially those (children) who are looking after their aged parents, few of whom are adequately prepared for the role. They are largely overlooked and unprovided for in their role, often without help, either physical or financial.
Although they may be doing it for love, they get little support or encouragement. It's a difficult and often unrewarding legacy. Through inexperience, or unawareness of safety risk and prevention, they face potential disastrous consequences both for themselves and their loved ones.
I want to help them. I want them to know they are not alone!! They are a key part of our aging process.
I’m now an ‘old’ man - an elderly person - I’ve graduated!! And I’m happy in my old age.
I can talk from personal experience about the process of aging
I’m passionate about living life in a positive, joyful manner, with the understanding life is not fair, and rising above the challenges along the way.
I survived lymphatic cancer (aka Lymphoma) at age 57.
I was a primary carer for 7 years to my late wife (2004 -2011)
I have more than 20 years experience in the health care industry
So, I can advise about health and lifestyle matters
I have founded 10 businesses in my life to date, been a co-founder in others - some hugely successful, some modest, and some absolute failures: learning from each. My last business (Mobility Rentals & Sales Pty Ltd) I started at age 68 (2008): this is now owned and operated by my son, Dean.
So, I can claim some knowledge of entrepreneurship and marketing.