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Lee Alley
Works at Senior Friendly Living, LLC
Attended University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lived in Rapid City, SD
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Gerentechnology Director at Senior Friendly Living, LLC
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  • Senior Friendly Living, LLC
    Chief Gerontologist, present
  • Texas Tech University
    Professor and researcher
  • BearingPoint
    Senior Manager, Strategic Planning
  • Nevada University System
    Vice Chancellor, Technology
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Rapid City, SD - Louiseville, KY - Lincoln, NE - Lubbock, TX - Dallas, TX - Phoenix, AZ - Madison, WI - Washington, D.C. - Independence, MO - Las Vegas, NV - Reno, NV - Philadelphia, PA
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We help older adults make a home safe, healthy and happy... or find a home that is.
Introduction

We help our older-adult clients to

  • Sell their home stress-free,
  • Respectfully distribute a lifelong collection of memories
  • Reduce the stress of packing/moving
  • Design ergonomic home adaptations
  • Downsize or select senior-community housing
  • Make or buy high tech ergonomic devices ("gerontechnology") to ease daily living
  • Provide research on senior aging, public policy, and eldercare-giving
  • Businesses provide senior friendly customer services

Who Is Behind It?

I am the founder at Senior Friendly Living, LLC, I have been involved in real estate investments and services, and internet marketing technologies for fifteen years.  

My hobbies are architectural and outdoor photography, readings in gerontological research, and computer technologies. I have served on the Boards of community-support groups such as senior center, city council study of community-wide senior needs, American Red Cross, Junior Achievement and town planning committee.  

The National Association of Realtors has designated me as one of their Seniors Real Estate Specialists.  I am a professionally Certified Senior Advisor(R) for financial, real estate, social, physiological and psychological matters of elderly persons.  I am a member of the Gerontology Society of America and the International Gerontechnology Society.

I regularly offer free Community-Education classes for older adults and their elderly parents, on how to sell a home with less stress, "handy gadgets" designed to simplify daily living for elderly persons, and training businesses on more senior-friendly products and services.

Backstory
I retired from the university Board of Regents several years ago.   After that, I went back to work, dedicating my remaining life work to helping retirement-age individuals live safe, healthy and happy in a senior-friendly home and community environment.  

In weekly personal life, I am also founder of a local hiking/learning group, founding member of a local honey bee club, ojwner and trainer of pack goats, and past aerial photographer from an ultralight airplane.

Bragging rights
My only boast is that I don't.
Education
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    Ph.D.
  • Missouri State Univ.
    B.S., Mathematics
  • Missouri State Univ.
    M.S., Physics
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    M.S., Computer Science & Statistics
  • Missouri State Univ.
    B.S., Physics
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2015 Monroe WA Kids' Fishing Day.  Thanks to the Monroe Lions, Trout Unlimited, Hagen Grocery and others.   #monroe   #kidsfishing   #monroelions   #troutunlimited   #hagengrocery  
With several sponsors, including Trout Unlimited, Monroe Lions Club and Hagen Grocery, there were lots of fish, plenty volunteer help, various snacks...and Kids' Smiles Unlimited. I spoke with one of the organizers who said he had personally counted the many dozens of over-three pound trout ...
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GLAMOR PORTRAITS OF A LEEZ.BZ HONEYBEE

Close-up images of one of my honeybees taking a highly deserved break from foraging fall's last pollen morsels.  Fall is a great time for outdoor macro photo's of bees in the golden natural light.
Click here for more -->  http://goo.gl/GLP8BW

#HONEYBEE #LEEZBZ  
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LEE ALLEY AS HONEYBEE SOCIAL SCIENTIST

I study the social behavior of leaderless honeybee workgroups (i.e., colonies), to help make sense of human group behavior.  

With 50,000 honeybees spending all winter trapped by the cold inside a totally dark hive, they still manage to cooperate in performing various functions of housekeeping, queen-tending, food management, temperature control, and intruder-protection.  Yet, they accomplish all that cooperation and harmonious work without any one in control authority, no communications infrastructure, no bylaws or laws, no court system to punish misbehavior, no congressbees to get paid by special interests to set rules.

So I got into beekeeping after observing decades of leadership/management troubles at dozens of universities and large corporations, while hearing that the lowly honeybee is capable of organizing, cooperating, co-existing peacefully, and accomplishing great collective productivity without laws, police, anyone in charge, nor infrastructures.

And, I can say confidently now, that I understand much better our human weaknesses that foretell organizational failure, after studying the social life of honeybee colonies.  It is a fascinating perspective, with great lessons in cooperation without leaders.

Read more here -->   http://goo.gl/PhB234  
and here    http://goo.gl/X05pQX

#leezbz   #eusocial #honeybee #leadershipskills  
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SWITCHING TO A NEW RAPID CITY AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY PLATFORM
#aerialphotography   #rapidcity   #ultralight  
The SkyBison has been a wonderful companion and aerial photography platform for several years. But technology evolves... Good bye, SkyBison. You have lifted my heart and filled my life. SkyBison taking Lee Alley for a late afternoon photography shoot over Sturgis, Bear Butte and the Buffalo Chip ...
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+Lee Alley what a wonderful way to photograph your listings...I am so jealous....you could not get me up there.  Keep us updated.
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FRESH HONEY FOR MY SENIORS REAL ESTATE CLIENTS
First time in three years that Lee'z B'z (www.LEEz.Bz) have produced more honey than they'll need to survive through next winter.  So they gave their extra honey to me to pass along to my seniors real estate clients.  Sweeeeeet.
#honeybees   #seniorsrealestate   #LeezBz  
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I was a senior in high school once.  Can I get some honey?
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After relocating 1,000 miles to Seattle-Snohomish area, ww.Leez.Bz are back in buzziness.  Slow motion video of Leez Bz returning to the hive with pollen. 
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ANNUAL FALL EQUINOX HONEYBEE HIVE INSPECTION

Fall is here.  Time to examine the hive, check on the Ladies, help them fill their pantry for winter hoard of honey
Click here for more --> http://goo.gl/VZ3gRI

#honeybeehiveinspection   #leezbz
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Interesting article +Lee Alley on your bee hives. I have seen a few people in our area have hives, but I must say, I am afraid of being stung. 
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THE GOOD SAMARITANS' St. MARTIN RETIREMENT VILLAGE IN RAPID CITY IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION!
#StMartinVillage   #retirementcommunity   #CCRC   #aerialphotography   #rapidcity  
Aerial Photographs · Animals · Black Crow Soap · Black Hills Explorers · Black Hills Pack Goats · Community · Family · Farm Chores and Projects · Flowers · Gardening · Homemade Toys · Leez Bz · Outdoor Sports and Hiking · Scenery · Sewing and Weaving ...
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A PICTURE IS WORTH A COUPLE BUCKS
These two proud bucks live right outside my office in downtown Rapid City.  These city dwellers have greater racks than most deer I see miles away, out in the forest near my home.  Size counts.  Must be the city water...
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LIFE AND DEATH IN ASSISTED LIVING:  
(WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY, AND HE IS US! )

After considerable experiences with my elderly real estate clients, and close family members over the past 20 years, I seem to disagree with the conventional wisdom about how to run assisted living facilities.  Here's why:

Tonight PBS/FrontLine aired a one-hour expose' type program on resident neglect and abuse in (one particular major corporate owner of) assisted living facilities nationwide.  Many of my seniors real estate clients sell their home in order to pay for moving to independent/assisted/skilled-care living communities.  I get involved in their planning and moving and decisions as much as in helping them sell their homes.  So my clients and I have a great stake in this issue.

The PBS program pounded repeatedly on whether the nationwide corporate owner had been negligent on staff training, patient-care policies and staff/resident ratios.  Blame game.

The article attached below quotes an industry spokesman trying to focus the question of resident-care quality on whether to regulate at the federal vs. state level.  Or even to rely on market pressures.  

But here is who I think can do the best of all in oversight of quality patient care in these seniors communities.  "We've met the solution, and he is us!"  

Often, (no typically) when I walk through nursing homes, assisted living facilities, memory-care facilities, I see far too many lonesome, alone, lonely, bored, groggy, dazed, un-engaged residents.  I believe, based on casual observation, that there is far too much neglect by family and friends after dumping our friends, family and church members, et al at the senior communities.  Out of sight, out of mind.  

Sure, let's decide on which government oversight level applies.  Whether free-market pressure preempts government oversight.  Require more rigorous certification training and testing.  

But let's first take responsibility ourselves and admit that none of those can work if first we don't provide some of our own oversight. It is wrong to go visit someone in a senior-care facility and simply assume on blind faith all is well.  Be suspicious, trust-but-verify, track basic signs of nutrition, physiology, psychological state, sociological engagement...basic healthy skepticism.

And it doesn't take special training for this first level of oversight.  It takes love, flanked by vigilance, scrutiny, perspicacity.  No training required.

That's my 2 cents.  What's yours?
#assistedliving   #lifeanddeathinassistedliving   #frontline   #nursinghomeregulation   #dementia   #alzheimers  #pbs
The free market, not regulation, will have the greatest influence on safety and quality of care in assisted living, says the president and CEO of the American Health Care Association.
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LOL +Lee Alley 30 years?? I don't know if I'll have to wait that long. Life does get complicated when we least expect it. 
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