Friday, March 9, 2012

Please join the efforts to advocate for the elderly

As you probably know, I have been working on a book to change the perception of seniors for quite some time. Over the last year I have worked with Jared Rosen, the Founder of Dreamsculpt in LA, to help me with the book’s publishing etc. The book has turned into a bigger project to improve the treatment, living and care of the elderly, and I am very happy to say the book was sent to the publisher last week! Here is a small sample of the full print book in a M2 Ebook that I wrote and was developed by Dreamsculpt.  The Aging Question; A Vision for the Coming Elder Boom You will see video clips of 2 of the ladies I interviewed for the full book, “Behind the Old Face; The Current Climate and Future of Aging”.

I am sure you would agree that our system is failing the elderly population. Elder abuse and neglect are on the rise, care costs are skyrocketing and resources are shrinking. Our older generation deserves much more! As we stare down the impending growth of the aging Baby Boomer population we are headed for a crisis like no other and we MUST make changes now to avoid what’s expected.
Book publishing is very expensive and after putting $5000 into it I am falling short of the funds to complete the publishing and marketing of this book to long term care facilities, homecare agencies, nursing and medical schools, and other groups in the field of aging. This book is a compilation of some of my experiences over the last 34 years that led to my belief that we will not improve care until we evoke empathy in care providers and the public in general, several stories, thoughts, and opinions of wonderful seniors who were interviewed for the book, and a detailed description of a vision for senior living and care that is the answer to the serious issues seniors and caregivers face now and in the future, while reducing healthcare costs. I will be developing a training program following the book to bring care providers to a place of empathy so treatment and care will improve.

I am humbly coming to you to ask for your support in this project. It has been accepted and was posted on Kickstarter today in an effort to raise awareness and funds. Please help in any way you can, whether that is forwarding this email to your family, friends, co-workers, posting on social media sites or your website, or financially backing the project. I am not looking for individuals who will support this project with large donations, as nice as that would be. It is going to take many people who believe in this project and improving life and care for the elderly by donating anything from $5 up to $50 that will make this project happen.. You will see details on the site, but know levels of donations come with rewards and if the total funding goal is not met you will not be charged any pledge you offer and I will receive nothing towards this project. Whether you can or want to donate, I ask you to please share and promote this project. Any support in any form is very much appreciated! It’s all or nothing so every single email, post, and penny count! I have 30 days to meet my goal so time is of the essence.

Project link
I thank you for your time and consideration to join in this advocacy effort! It is my hope that we join together to make the changes necessary for now and in the future. Nothing good happens alone. This is not my project, this is our project. A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more. - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Together we can improve the treatment, living and care of aging adults!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me. Project updates will be posted on the Kickstarter website and to all financial backers by email.

Angil Tarach-Ritchey can be reached for questions or comments at or other contact options at

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for writing, I very much liked your newest post. I think you should post more frequently, you evidently have natural ability for blogging!


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