Archive for 2020

Friends Life Care members are an amazing group of individuals with many talents.  In this blog post, we have the opportunity to share poems written by Jim England.  Enjoy!

Gossamer Threads
Gossamer threads begin breaking one by one

Never knowin’ when it started or it’s done

Like a relentless rill carvin’ mountain stone

The closer that you look, the less is shown


If you love the fabric, you don’t focus on the tear

If you love the mountain, you overlook the wear


Though love is not reality’s blinder

It grinds a lens whose imag…

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A team from Friends Life Care headed to the trails, paths and walks on November 14.  They took this step to join the annual “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” event raising money and bringing awareness to this devastating health issue.
“Today, as I completed my 5k, I felt hopeful.  I think about the money raised, all the people walking, and the tireless work of employees and volunteers at the Alzheimer’s Association and I am overwhelmed with the feeling that together, we will end Alzheimer’s.”
— Katie Starrantino, Friends Life Care Wellness Coordinator

Everyone walked on…

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VigR® Chat — The Case for Kindness

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November 19th, 2020 Health & Wellness No Comments

As we enter the holidays during this most unusual year, we have a choice as to how we approach the season. We can choose to be be positive and make the best of our situation.

While the conditions imposed upon us are not those most of us would have chosen, we can either focus on all the things that are missing — such as the ability to spend time with friends and family, attend holiday parties and special meals, concerts and plays — or we can decide to have a  special, albeit, different holiday season.

While the sadness over disrupted plans and family gatherings are …

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Older adults seem to be the major target – and eventual victims – of scams. Here’s how you can identify, avoid and report scams.

Criminals use current events – and many classic tactics – to gain trust through computers, phones and the mail. Even worse, if they’re successful once, scammers will latch on and scam more because they see the potential for significant financial gain, FBI experts say.

And older adults are targeted more often because they’re trusting, polite and have many concerns that scammers can zero in on.

The old adage is true – If it sounds too good …

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Science has determined that when strong winds come, the palm tree’s root system is not weakened, but actually strengthened by these storms! Yes, when the wind blows hard on a palm tree, the tree can bend almost to the ground. As a result, the roots stretch and grow stronger.
None of us escape difficult and challenging times
Nature can be one of our greatest teachers if we take the time to learn. There are losses, setbacks and disappointments in all of our lives. Sometimes the intensity of these challenges — metaphorically speaking — can knock us over. We can become so…

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