In the classic children’s book, A Light In the Attic, author Shel Silverstein proclaimed:

“There are no happy endings.

Endings are the saddest part, so just give me a happy middle, and a very happy start.”

Silverstein was right. There’s often nothing happy about the end of anything, especially the passing of a spouse, parent or beloved pet. But ending and loss are moments every human will experience.

Of course, loss is not just death. Loss can include life changes that are positive ones such as a child moving away to college or out of the country for…

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After years of wondering, waiting and joking, the lifestyle made famous in the cartoon The Jetsons might finally become a way of life. But think less “flying cars” and more about robotics and automated systems assisting people. The future is finally here to help you live more comfortably, and Friends Life Care has a proven commitment to using technology to help our members live a more independent and comfortable life.

The last two generations of Americans have produced fewer children than previous generations. There are fewer people, relatives or otherwise, who can p…

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Dementia is not a disease.  It is a term that describes symptoms which may be caused by brain disorders.  These symptoms can disrupt daily life…your ability to plan, reason, solve problems and focus on tasks, among other things.  When you have a parent struggling with dementia, it can take a toll.
Mom and Aminata
It’s 8:00 am; a hazy, chilly February morning. My phone rings through to mom’s home…two, five, six rings. Mom lives alone now since Dad passed 2 years ago.  I call her every morning – the daughter alarm clock — to wake her up, make sure she takes h…

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This is the next post in the series about grief and loss.  There is potential for life transformation from inevitable transitions in our life that naturally cause us to feel a sense of loss and grief.  The focus is on things we can actively do and changes we can decide to make to adjust to new realities in life as we age.
Getting older, aging every day
We are all getting older every day. There is no doubt about that. And considering the alternative, most of us are pleased that we get the opportunity to do so. While each new day is definitely a gift, there are also …

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The Fountain of Youth is a fairytale concept. The only real way to stay young, or at least look and feel less than your age, is through daily exercise. Even moderate exercise can shave years off your age, no matter how many times you’ve blown the candles out on a birthday cake.
The only real problem with a daily fitness regime, especially for approaching an advanced age, is that just the mere mention of the word “exercise” sends people into a panic. But here are some things to keep in mind before putting a foot in your running shoes.

Exercise Doesn’t Always Mean “Gym”…

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