Month: May 2019

Redefining Old (as in Older Adult)

{Read in 3:30 minutes} Adjective: old; Comparative adjective: older; Superlative adjective: oldest As we celebrate Older Americans Month, I found myself thinking about how people perceive age. I remember thinking my Dad was old — afterall, he fought in WW II — and retired early with a gold watch — but he died at age 61. Today, I…
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Do You Like Sinatra? The Value of Volunteers in Supporting Seniors

{Read in 3 minutes} “Do you like Sinatra?” was the first thing our client asked when introduced to his new Friendly Visitor volunteer. Recently, Michael Feighan, our Director of Volunteers, matched a Friendly Visitor Volunteer with a 92-year-old client. The first thing the client said was, “Do you like Sinatra?” Both Michael and the volunteer…
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