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Listen to Joan…. Again

{Read in 4 minutes} You don’t always notice the changes when you are caring for a loved one from a long distance. We somehow fill in the blanks, don’t pick up on the cues, don’t realize that prescriptions are not being taken as directed. We hear what we want to hear, and believe all is…
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It’s Autumn – Time to Think About Fall Prevention

“I haven’t met the right person,” he said in answer to my question: “Have you fallen this week?” I think I almost blushed. His eyes were twinkling. His sense of humor is so wonderful.  {Read in 3 minutes}  Frank is a member of a health and wellness program where about 150 seniors meet each week…
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Seniors Talk About Seniors

“Well, I think seniors are really doing OK,” she said, “Because every time I see a really expensive car, an old guy is driving it.” {Read in 3 minutes}  So began a month-long conversation with our summer interns, who were looking forward to prom and high school graduation. Seeing the world through the eyes of young people…
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Have You Talked to Your Parents About Their Future?

{Read in 3:30 minutes}  It’s never too early to talk with your folks about their vision for their future. Start the conversation, and keep it going over time. Here are a few tips that may help get you started. Let Them be Part of the Decision Making Saying, “Well, this is what we think is best for you,”…
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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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