The elderhood rising speech by Bill Thomas focuses on the need to change long-term care for the senior generation. Bill Thomas claims individuals need to be more conscious of life cycles and embrace the unavoidable aging cycle.
The world's obsession with youth culture and adulthood has led individuals and media to prioritize anti-aging movements. People try to deny and avoid life's next step, but this life beyond adulthood is called elderhood. Bill Thomas creates excitement around aging, and emphasizes the importance of spending time with elders.
The elderhood rising speech emphasizes a need to change the nursing home culture, and reinterpret ways to improve the well-being of elders. Bill Thomas explains how important outgrowing adulthood is, and he reminds individuals that everyone is an elder in the making.