Winter officially arrived last week.  Why not spruce up your home by bringing nature inside?  This video gives ideas for do-it-yourself décor you can easily display by gathering the greens outside and arranging them around your home.  Click below to view this video from one of Friends Life Care’s Wellness & Care Coordinators, then share your ideas in the comments section below:

 

 

Contributed by:

Vicky Sawyer, MS, LCPC
Wellness & Care Coordinator

Vicky Sawyer started with Friends Life Care in 2006.  As…

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From all of us to you and yours – we’re sending wishes for A Very Joyous Season and a New Year of Health and Happiness.  In this video, the Friends Life Care team shares thoughts about winters and holidays past and present.  Click to view it, then leave a comment below with your own best memories:

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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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You will surely enjoy viewing this video as you hear Rosita Johnson tell about her decades of service to help South Africans and their struggle of apartheid– all while juggling full-time work as a Philadelphia teacher, serving as a delegate to the American Federation of Teachers and raising a family.

Learn how she co-founded Friends of SOMAFCO. After that, hear how she led and worked alongside groups of volunteers as they rolled up their sleeves to make a difference.  For example, the 1995-1996 “Booking it from Philadelphia to Soweto” project resulted in the organizati…

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Getting fit is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions.

At Friends Life Care, we’ve been talking a lot about exercise lately…at member meetings and in planning our upcoming VigRTM workshops. VigR stands for Vitality, Independence, Growth, Resilience.  It is our philosophy for health and wellness. 

Exercise is such an important part of healthy aging for both physical and cognitive wellbeing.  I’ve had mixed success on my journey to establish a regular exercise program.  I wonder if others share the same challenges.

My journey didn’t begin until I…

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