We Continue to Move Forward!

Bree Kalb Uncategorized

On June 26, 2018, Martin Dickmann of Action Pact presented the Integrated Business Plan (IBP) they developed for us as a result of six day-long meetings with our Founders.  A great deal of work has gone into the creation of this plan; much more work will be needed to craft a design and to begin construction. Here is a summary …

The Business Plan is Coming Tuesday, June 26!

Bree Kalb Uncategorized

Our next big step is a very important meeting June 26 for all of our Founders and any others who have attended one of our Educational Workshops. At that meeting Action Pact (http://actionpact.com/design/design_and_development) will present the Business Plan: the culmination of the 3 IPA meetings and many years of planning. This detailed plan will provide a lot of information and …

Come To Our Next Educational Workshop in Durham, NC June 30

Bree Kalb Uncategorized

Would you like to learn more about us as well as about various options for your next phase of life? We are offering our next Informational Workshop the afternoon of June 30 at a lovely private home in Durham. These workshops are interactional, comfortably structured, and enjoyable. Everyone who has joined us as either Founders or Supporters has attended one …

We’ve Been Busy!

Bree Kalb Uncategorized

We held a special meeting with our Founders May 15, 2018 as a follow up to the 3 IPA planning meetings. It was an opportunity for everyone to raise questions arising from those meetings and to give us feedback on how they want us to proceed. We began the meeting with a report from our Treasurer, Doug Shier. Founders and …

Do you or a loved one have Medicare?

The Editor Uncategorized

Medicare provides a range of benefits for outpatient and inpatient care. But, an effort to prevent premature discharges from hospital stays has resulted in unintended consequences that can cost the patient thousands of dollars. We include information about this glitch in our Educational Workshops. NPR offers some even more detail. Some have found it effective to repeatedly insist on being …

We Continue To Move Forward!

The Editor Uncategorized

The third round of the IPA planning meetings, March 27 and 28, was packed with more information, lots of choices and decisions, and a preview of what comes next. Action Pact will return the afternoon and evening of June 26 to present the Business Plan to all our Founders. We are planning to add a presentation for all others who …

Progress Update

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Our consultants from Action Pact joined a large group of Founders for our second round of planning meetings on February 27th and 28th. They gathered a lot of information from us, using small learning circles, polls, and large group discussion. It’s challenging to winnow out what people wish for versus what they absolutely need. It’s also interesting to ponder what …

Concert and Dance with Rip the Calico was a great success!

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photo by Michael Williams Many thinks to these fine musicians and to Stephen Stiebel for making his house available. We raised over $600 thanks to their generosity and that of all who attended. Rip the Calico will play a concert from 7 – 8, followed by an hour of waltzing. Sunday, March 4, 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Stephen Stiebel’s …

Summary of IPA Planning Sessions – January 2018

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Our first round of IPA meetings were held Jan 30/31. 55 of our 74 Founders were able to attend. We’ll meet for the second round late in February. Steve Shields (Action Pact) reviewed the integrated pre-feasibility analysis (IPA) process. The process will produce a detailed plan of the project including pro forma, budget, renderings, financial benchmarks, and a schedule. Action …