My name is Bert Cave, and my life has been an example of a career without a plan. As a result, I have done many things, in many professions, and had a wonderful time doing it.
From an early academic career, I moved to a position managing employment education and training for a county in Oregon. As a result of playing a lot of tennis with a fellow, I then took on managing an educational corporation that designed and administered national and international education programs. That led, somehow, to a stint working as a Management Analyst with the City of Portland. From there, it was an easy transition to software engineering at Intel Corp, from which I "retired" in 2007 as an IT Director!
You're getting the picture. :-)
Now my "career" is focused on aging and the issues of health care and planning for the aging experience, which is what my books are about.
The Aging Experience: Planning Tools and Glossary
The Aging Experience is the phase of our life that tends to get the least attention, in terms of planning and forethought.
We research and plan where we will go to college, where we will live, our career opportunities, our retirement. Even our estates are planned, through wills, trusts and advance health care directives.
What we do not usually plan very well -- or even understand fully -- is the aging experience we will encounter. This book presents the Advance Living Directive as a tool for planning for the aging experience, as well as a glossary of critical topics.
Topics and Tantrums of the Aging Experience
There are many topics of importance in the aging experience, whether the experience is your own or that of a loved one. Some are very serious and some are amusing. Some are cause for tantrums of varying degrees.
In this first volume of a series, we want to share some of those topics and tantrums with folks we hope will find them useful, entertaining or at least thought provoking.