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November is National Caregivers Month

If you are a caring person, thank you. If you are a care giver, God bless you! While there is no comprehensive “Dr. Spock” how-to guide for caring, there is a consensus that caring for oneself while caring for someone else is of primary importance. Below are a few resources that can support the caregiver as he or she carries […]

It Used to Be About Sex

Once upon a time my parents had to initiate the uncomfortable conversation. “Sweetheart, at this age your body is changing…the difference between girls and boys…if you have any questions we can talk again at another time, OK?” Yeah, it used to be our parents squirming in their seats and the conversation was about sexuality. Now the subject is more likely […]

Relieve Pain – Safely

Here’s valuable information on over-the-counter (OTC) medicines from the Alliance for Aging Research. We’d all like to live free of pain, and there are many choices readily available without a prescription. It’s worth taking a couple of minutes to understand how to make the best decisions and use them in the safest way possible. Be well, live long, be happy! […]

Don’t Miss Out on Veterans Assistance Benefits

Debbie Burak, the founder of VeteranAid.org, is often asked why she took on the mission to educate our veterans and their families about a little known VA pension benefit referred to as “Aid and Attendance” that can help offset the costs of care for senior veterans and their widows. She says, “The answer is a simple one – I know […]

The Good Old Summer Time Takes on New Meaning

The Memorial Day Folk Music Celebration at Robert Frost’s Connemara Homestead is one of my favorites. Not just because of the outdoor setting, but also because it’s one of the few events I attend that’s guaranteed to attract a multi-generational crowd. The four o’clock screening of “Passion” (biopic about Emily Dickinson)? No chance to see anyone under 40. How about an […]

If You Lock Your Doors, Why Not Lock Your Phone?

  To follow up on last week’s well-received information on seniors and our use of technology, here’s a link to a very informative Cyber-Security Toolkit offered by The Piers Project, An Initiative of the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing, 2016.