Aging in Place in Center City, Philadelphia
A confession

I have a confession to make; I miss my closets. I recently moved from a large single home in the suburbs to a small two- bedroom apartment in Center City. Except for my closets there is little I miss from the suburbs.  The advantages at this stage in my life, living in a city far outweigh suburban living. I now get my groceries, dry cleaning and medications from my pharmacy delivered right to my doorstep.  On numerous occasions, I have commented that I do not have to leave my apartment if I don’t want to- e…

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Becoming a caregiver of a loved one stirs up many varied emotions.  It doesn’t matter if you become a caregiver gradually or suddenly, or if you are a caregiver by choice or default. Caregiving can be tough both emotionally and physically.
Facts about the impact of family caregiving
In a recent interview with LovetoKnow Seniors, Suzanne Geffen Mintz, president and co-founder of the National Family Caregivers Association, provided some facts about the impact of family caregiving which may surprise you:

There are over 50 million family caregivers in the United State…

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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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friends at any age - seniors boomers

This is the first post in our series about the potential for rich life transformation for Boomers and Seniors through the natural occurrence of loss and grief.  A loss is a part of life and everyone will inevitably experience it at some point. A big challenge many face understanding the loss, accepting the grief and powering up to move toward a new reality…sometimes maybe even a better one.  So, it is about life transitions, but more than that.  

One of the Friends Life Care Care Coordinators brings this heart-warming story.  It is about the sense of loss associate…

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 What are you wearing?
Me — I’m rocking a red dress to participate in National Wear Red Day ® .    The American Heart Association ® created “Go Red for Women”.  The goal is to raise awareness that heart disease is the number one killer of women and to explain that there are real, tangible things that you can do to
help prevent this problem.  Today, I’m wearing red, but I am going to eat something orange. And I don’t even care if it clashes with my out
fit.
“Food is love”
I really enjoy cooking and baking and sharing recipes.  I grew up in a fami…

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