Changing the Culture of Aging in the 21st Century

Inspiring culture change, supporting innovation, providing an opportunity for learning.

Pioneer Network is the national leader of the culture change movement, helping care providers to transition away from a medical, institutional model of elder care to one that is life affirming, satisfying, humane and meaningful. Pioneer Network advocates for a culture of aging in which individual voices are heard and individual choices are respected. Our goal is transformational culture change in organizations to foster care that is directed by the person receiving it.

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A Manifesto For Radical Inclusion

Dr. Al Power, Geriatrician, author, educator and ChangingAging Contributor My manifesto will not be as world changing as Karl Marx’s, it will hopefully do more good than Ted Kaczynski’s I have decided to coin a new philosophy around the support of… Read more

Finding Resilience — You Don’t Have to Look Too Hard

Joan Devine, Director of Education, Pioneer Network Resilience. According to Webster, it is defined as “the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress” or “an ability to recover from… Read more

Sentinels of Legacy: Honoring a Legacy of Care Through Art

A story from Park Springs From the moment you enter a building, you are surrounded by top-notch art, including photographs taken by Atlanta artist Shine Huang and a Chihuly-inspired glass work by Atlanta glass artist Matt Janke. Light pours into… Read more

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Resources to Help you Begin or Continue Your Culture Change Journey

We are here to help you every step of the way. Whether you are just getting started or you have been on the culture change journey for some time, here are valuable resources, developed by leading experts to help you implement organizational culture change and person-directed care.

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In our store you'll find the tools you need to be successful implementing culture change. We have starter kits and staff education programs, developed by experts and tested by care providers.

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We want you — to help make culture change the norm in this country!  Each person can, and does, make a difference — and we need your engagement to achieve the vision of a culture of aging that is life-affirming, satisfying, humane and meaningful.

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