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What’s Your Expertise?

Next Repair Cafe: April 24, Grandview Facility, Hendersonville A Repair Cafe is a place where you’ll find volunteers with tools and supplies, available to fix broken objects while offering instruction in the form of hands on help. This is a free program where you are encouraged to bring in your broken appliance, stuck zipper, rusty tools, old bicycle, dull pruning shears […]

A Tale of Two Homes

Yesterday Mike and I visited two potential “forever homes”. The wish being to find a residence with low or no maintenance, accessible for all ages, surrounded by a spirited/caring community, sited in an environmentally acceptable location. The first one was a three bedroom, two bath, exquisitely sited and maintained single family home. 2000 square feet on one level with a split […]

Advocacy Takes Many Forms And Has Many Advantages

AARP is well-known for providing discounts for seniors on travel, entertainment, and other purchases. We recognize them for partnering on the sale of trips, tours, health insurance, auto insurance, and gadgets like life-alert products. But do you know that there’s another side to AARP, one that is interested in protecting and enriching us, not selling to us?

Taking Inventory

November 20, 2015, is the ninth anniversary of my liver transplant. Almost a decade into Act 2. That’s almost as long as my first career in public education on Long Island, half as many years as I worked in corporate settings, and longer than my tenure in economic development at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. It’s twice as long, […]

A Brave New Old Age

Recently, I’ve been part of a support group of peers coping with the challenges surrounding our parents’ last years and even the unexpected loss of relatives and friends of our own generation. Experiencing so much decline and loss in such a relatively short time has really made an impact on me, especially since it coincides with growing evidence that my […]

Remembering the Past, Looking Forward

When the mountain mornings grow crisp, the hummingbirds feed more diligently to prepare for their long journey, and the school buses slow down the morning and afternoon rush hour, I always remember earlier decades when my life shifted more dramatically as the season changed. As a youngster, autumn meant new shoes for school, if necessary, and a new dress or […]