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Genesis HealthCare Sponsors Dr. Bill Thomas’ Second Wind Tour In Philadelphia

Genesis HealthCare Sponsors
 Dr. Bill Thomas’ Second Wind Tour
 In Philadelphia

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Kennett Square, PA, June 5, 2014 – Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest skilled nursing providers, announced today that it is a regional sponsor of the “Second Wind Tour” to be held in Philadelphia on Friday, June 6, 2014.  Dr. Bill Thomas, one of the most innovative and creative thinkers in medicine today, brings a radical new approach to growth and aging through a national non-fiction theatrical tour. Inspired by Thomas’ new book, “Second Wind: Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper and More Connected Life”, the Second Wind tour is visiting 25 cities across the U.S. and will be in Philadelphia tomorrow from 1-5 p.m. at The Arts Bank at 601 South Broad Street.  Genesis is one of the sponsors of the visit.

The half-day performance features theatrical monologues with a cast of speakers, including Dr. Thomas, consumer health expert Dr. Janet Taylor and Sarah H. Kagan, the Lucy Walker Honorary Term Professor of Gerontological Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania.

The second act of the performance features 2014 Sundance Audience Choice documentary film Alive Inside followed by a live musical performance by Musicians for World Harmony Founder Samite Mulondo. The goal of the tour is to start a new conversation that reframes “life after adulthood” as an exciting stage of human growth and development—a time for challenging received attitudes toward aging.

“The Tour challenges the conventional narrative of decline in mid-life and beyond,” says Dr. Thomas. “I want people to connect to the power that arises from finding a ‘second wind’ in life.”

“Since its inception, Genesis HealthCare has been committed to changing the way healthcare is delivered to individuals as they age,” states Paul Bach, Executive Vice President.  “We are honored to sponsor an innovative forum that hopes to help Americans redefine aging.  Genesis employees from our corporate office and from skilled nursing centers, personal care, and assisted living communities that we operate throughout the Philadelphia area will attend this important and exciting forum.”

The Philadelphia performance is sponsored by Genesis HealthCare.  Genesis HealthCare is one of the nation's largest skilled nursing care providers with more than 400 skilled nursing centers and assisted living residences in 28 states nationwide. Genesis also supplies rehabilitation therapy to nearly 1,500 healthcare providers in 46 states. Visit our website at