Archive for May, 2020

Have you heard of the Maker Movement?  It is a more recent name for the ancient thing that humans have always done – make things.

When Covid-19 changed my work, working out and social routines, I honestly had some stress.   I went to my favorite stress reliever – knitting.
Hooked on Knitting
My mother taught me to knit when I was eight years old. And I’ve been hooked ever since. Because you have to keep count and do variations of “knit one purl two” it takes my mind off what’s going on in the world.  And so, for me, it is very relaxing.

By last count I had…

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7 Flaws of Normal Memory

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May 25th, 2020 Health & Wellness 1 Comment
flaws of a normal memory

Today is Memorial Day, when we honor the many sons and daughters of America who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. It’s fitting that this holiday is called Memorial Day (it used to be called Decoration Day) because memory is essential to honor. We can honor only what we remember.

We are also coming to the end of mental health awareness month, and the ability to learn and remember correctly is a feature of mental wellness. We do become increasingly concerned about this ability as we age. According to Harvard Health, the ability to remember changes with ag…

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Gardening is a wonderful way to enjoy nature and get a little exercise.  Whether you prefer to garden a larger or small plot of earth, plant flowers in a row or grow herbs in pots, the benefits of being in the sunshine and tending to your plants are many.

The National Gardening Association offers a number of resources and ideas for pandemic gardening.  They have both beginner tips and things that are useful to people, like me, who have been in the fields and gardens since I was very young.
Gardening through Covid-19!
I realized a couple of weeks ago it was time to pl…

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This is the next post in the series written by the Friends Life Care team just for you. We are sharing creative, interesting and mindful things that we are doing as a result of changes to our usual life routines caused by the Covid-19 situation.  We are encouraging you to do new things or reconnect with things you used to do and enjoy.
When Flute and Guitar Come Together
My bachelor’s degree is in music; I’m a flutist and have continued to play regularly throughout the years, primarily flute and piano duets with a good friend. (We’ve played together for over 30 yea…

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“There is nothing new under the sun.”

“The only constant is change.”[1]

We older adults are familiar with change. We’ve lived long enough and had the diversity of experiences to know that yes, there is nothing new under the sun and yes, change is constant.

But this time, change, well, seems a bit different.

It’s different because we don’t know what we’re changing to, we don’t know what the results of all this change will be. Nobody seems to know.

Do not shake hands. Wear face masks. Practice social or physical distancing. Do not have a gathe…

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