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Thoughts on The Netherlands

  • By: Debra B. Whitman
  • January 23, 2019

There is no substitute for seeing something with one’s own eyes. That conviction inspired my recent trip to The Netherlands to explore in person the creative ways the nation is dealing with its rapidly growing population of older adults.

Reflections from Japan

  • By: Debra Whitman
  • January 23, 2018

"In Japan and the rest of the world, a highly trained and engaged staff turns out to be the key ingredient of any quality care environment."

Redesigning the Course of Our Lives

  • By: Debra B Whitman
  • January 01, 2017

"Instead of a straight line from education to work to retirement, imagine a life course with loops and curves, as phases shift back and forth, sometimes repeating or overlapping in different ways."

The Promise of Aging

  • By: Debra B Whitman
  • January 01, 2016

"Globally, we are overdue in recasting the issue of aging. World leaders need to wake up to the fact that population aging is a defining feature of life in the 21st century and develop new ways of thinking."

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