Appreciation and Inspiration

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Features recognizing people who are making an impact. Inspirational quotes and ideas to help caregivers maintain their momentum.

Inequality in healthcare is shocking.

Age at Home-Is it a Right? Part I

This week Bernie Sanders apparently tweeted, “Home-based Care Should be a Guaranteed Right.” I say, the right to age at home comes with responsibilities. That means taking a clear-headed look at the realities of long life right now. And using the combined influence of our generation to change the ageist, classist culture around us years before we need extra care […]

Growing Up, Growing Older, Growing Wise

No one can stay a child forever, and we all grow older. However, growing wise isn’t a given, but it is our birthright and potential. Embracing this is especially relevant right now to anyone 55+ years of age. Knowledge – facts, information and skills acquired through experience or education; theoretical or practical understanding. Wisdom –  the state of having or showing […]

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Personal Renewal: You Can Do This

It’s Never Too Late. Neuroscientists speak of brain plasticity. Happily, their growing research shows that personal renewal is absolutely do-able at all ages. We don’t need to become slugs in body or spirit as we reach and move through middle age. I recall my annoyance when my 60-something dad wasn’t willing to embrace the anti-war movement during the Viet Nam era. Now […]

Turn a Neighborhood into a Community

It’s a gift to take an action that begins to turn your neighborhood of individuals into a community. A web of people who know something more than one another’s faces. Think, act, enjoy. The gift of community has 360 degree impact. The origin of the word “community” comes from the Latin munus, which means the gift, and cum, which means together, … Neighbors […]

Why think of the postal service when it comes to healthcare?

Thinking Outside the Box

Social isolation is more dangerous for older adults than smoking 15 cigarettes per week. Why? When an older person is isolated that person is more likely to eat poorly, suffer from depression, neglect to take medication as prescribed, attempt to relieve loneliness using alcohol or drugs, suffer complications from lack of follow-up on a fall or illness Who’s Walking In […]