Posts Tagged "COVID-19"

older adults prepare for summer

Have you ever stood in your kitchen, on a snowed-in or rainy day, and wondered what meal you could possibly make with a few tins in the cupboard and a few leftovers in the refrigerator? There’s not enough of anything to make any of your favorite dishes.  But, if you bring some of the tins and leftovers together, you could make a tasty pot of soup!

I think that’s what we are going to have to do over the summer months—make the best of it. So much is going on, some of it good and some of it not so good. Some of today’s events seem to foreshadow a worrisome future, …

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long term care and senior

It seems we’re back to identifying the times in which we live as BC and AD — life before COVID and life after the disease, for the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about “a fundamental schism” in the way we live. “In every area of our lives, we are wondering what the “next normal” will be in the post-COVID era. Long-term care is one such area of concern.

What is long-term care? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging describes long-term care as the “services and supports necessary to meet health or personal care needs ove…

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“There is nothing new under the sun.”

“The only constant is change.”[1]

We older adults are familiar with change. We’ve lived long enough and had the diversity of experiences to know that yes, there is nothing new under the sun and yes, change is constant.

But this time, change, well, seems a bit different.

It’s different because we don’t know what we’re changing to, we don’t know what the results of all this change will be. Nobody seems to know.

Do not shake hands. Wear face masks. Practice social or physical distancing. Do not have a gathe…

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