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I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Keep Up!

Many of us seniors hoping, if not planning, to age in our own homes are wishing developers were expediting the construction of housing stock based on universal design principals – barrier free, low maintenance, healthy built, energy efficient. While those changes are slow to arrive, technological updates and innovations are bombarding us minute by […]


Helping the Disabled Live Independently

I recently attended an AARP training to become a facilitator of their excellent Home Fit program that can help anyone interested in assuring their home will be safe and comfortable for everyone, regardless of age or disability. The training was hosted at the corporate headquarters of Simply Home in Asheville. Following […]


A New Take on Old Ideas 1

I got an unexpected and much appreciated call from my first friend yesterday. We’re coming up on the Jewish New Year and Lynne, who I’ve known since the fifth grade, phoned from New Jersey to span the distance and reconnect for a few precious minutes. Within the flow of our […]


Past the Peak 7

  It’s a beautiful late autumn day on our ridge. What image comes to mind reading those words? Blazing autumn color highlighted by warm Indian summer sunshine perhaps. Not so. While this has been one of the most dramatically colorful and extended fall seasons in Western North Carolina, today the leaves […]


Build Your Local Caregiver Network

LOTSA HELPING HANDS powers online caring Communities that help restore health and balance to caregivers’ lives. Their service brings together caregivers and volunteers through online communities that organize daily life during times of medical crisis or caregiver exhaustion in neighborhoods and communities worldwide. It’s free and seems easy from the […]