Unpredictable

“In like a lion, out like a lamb.” This old saying is said to describe the weather in March. Sometimes it surprises us and comes in like a lamb and goes out like a lion. Whatever else you say about the weather in March, one thing you can say with…

A Brand New Year

As I write this, it is a few days before Christmas. Everyone is scurrying around getting their last minute preparations done. The children are nearly bursting with excitement and anticipation. Festive lights and sounds are everywhere. By the time you read these words, however, the year 2019 will have begun….

Fifth Annual Aging in Place Symposium

During the third week in October we celebrate National Aging in Place week. This week is set aside each year to draw attention to and provide resources for the millions of Americans who are choosing to remain in the home of their choice throughout the course of their lives. The…

At What Cost?

All of us are getting older. There is no getting around that fact. While there are many who try to rephrase the fact or put into a fancy wrapper, it doesn’t change the reality. As we get older we often have more trouble doing the things we used to do…

Independence

During July, we celebrate Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July. Probably best known for fireworks and cookouts, it is the day we commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. By declaring their independence from Great Britain, our founding fathers set a course which resulted in the…

Engage at Every Age

May is Older Americans Month. Since 1963, Older Americans Month has been a time to celebrate and focus on the accomplishments, the contributions, and the inspiring stories of those of us who have lived a long life. It is a time to give extra attention to the fact that growing…

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