Archive for September, 2021

Aging in place feels better when your interior design fits your lifestyle.

Most older adults want to be surrounded in comfort, safety and beauty. Fortunately, that’s exactly what interior design calls for these days.

Even better, you can incorporate new trends into your current décor – so you don’t have to face a full-on renovation, which can be more stressful. Or, if you’re handy and enjoy do-it-yourself projects, you can even update or rejuvenate items you have and transform spaces.
First step: Declutter
“Clutter can affect your brain’s ability to concentrate a…

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New Blog Series — “Friends Talk”

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September 15th, 2021 Publication 2 Comments

Friends Life Care is a Quaker-values based, nonprofit organization. We help to take care of members who choose to age at home. In my position as a plan counselor, I am often asked how Quaker values are incorporated into the work we do.

This begins a blog series on Quakerism.  In it, we will explore Quaker values and how they pertain to our organization, the members we serve and the work we do in our community.

Some of you who are reading this post may be Friends and already know much more than me about the history, values and expression of Quakerism.  For others, my…

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Letting go is difficult, even when it’s with cherished belongings.

But as older adults age in place – and often need less or must declutter – they face the challenge of deciding what to do with heirlooms, hard-earned belongings and outright excess.

While handing cherished belongings on to family members was once the norm, it’s popularity dims. Why? Younger generations grew up with inexpensive access to anything they could want or need. They aren’t inclined to hang on to what older adults might regard as “good stuff.”

On the bright side, when older adults part with …

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