- Senior Friendly Living, LLCChief Gerontologist, present
- Texas Tech UniversityProfessor and researcher
- BearingPointSenior Manager, Strategic Planning
- Nevada University SystemVice Chancellor, Technology
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.
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.
- University of Nebraska–LincolnPh.D.
- Missouri State Univ.B.S., Mathematics
- Missouri State Univ.M.S., Physics
- University of Nebraska–LincolnM.S., Computer Science & Statistics
- Missouri State Univ.B.S., Physics
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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.
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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.
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A few months ago I suddenly had an urge to build the largest, most finely tuned wind chimes north of Mexico. (No, I wasn't smoking the goats' alfalfa.)
So, I dusted off some college lecture notes on "physics of music" and started tinkering. With zero musical education and even less (yes) musical talent I started gathering aluminum tubing from old cell tower legs. (Hey, don't you?). My first effort was "ok". http://goo.gl/kQft1
But, wow, once I got the algebraic models down pat, plus a couple frequency analyzer app's on the old 'droid tablet pc, some real, serious mind-soothing melodious ear-candy started emanating from my shop. Sure 'nuff, here is a set of 8 super-tuned jye-gondo-big wind chime pipes.
So I took them to a local art/craft fair in Rapid City, the Black Hills, and pretended to know what I was doing. But holy cow, the response was tremendous. Many people stopped by to learn where that "siren song" was coming from. Now, I've got the juice.
With just a few chunks of salvaged scrap metal pipes I can make many new friends . (Who'da thought...using Sirens' Songs as a customer lead generator?)
Most everyone who heard this awesome aluminum choir were as astonished as I was. Sure wish you could here this. But, then, I'd have to strap you to the mast of a ship while passing by the sirens' songs.
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