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Social Security Through the Ages

In the someday book that I am writing, I weave a generational story that speaks to the changes in our society and aging. As I consider the importance of the Social Security Act of 1935, here’s an excerpt from that story: She looked out…

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What is a Doula?

Life is a journey, and along the way, we go through some really big changes. Some of these changes are happy, like when a new baby is born, and others are sad, like when someone’s life is coming to an end. But in both…

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Lessons from Centenarians

The candlestick rotary phone, the ice box, the Ford V8 Sedan…if you are approaching 100 years on this earth, these definitely bring back memories.  There’s something truly remarkable about individuals who have reached the age of 100 and beyond. These centenarians, often dubbed “super-agers,”…

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Coping With Loss As We Age

Recently, my father suffered a loss. Not a big one or perhaps not considered a significant one but a loss all the same. A willow tree on his property was damaged in the last storm and needed to be taken down. He planted that…

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Why Age-Friendly Communities Matter

An age-friendly community is one that embraces people of all ages, recognizing and addressing the unique challenges and opportunities that different age groups bring to the table. It focuses on creating an environment where older adults can thrive while maintaining their independence, dignity, and…

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Making Time Last

Still being somewhat reflective from by birthday, I sense how fast we are suddenly halfway through the summer. I wonder why time, an odd force that governs our lives, seems to speed up as we grow older. The leisurely long days of childhood and…

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The Power of Respite Care in Caregiving

Being a caregiver can be fulfilling, but it can also be incredibly demanding and challenging. Balancing the responsibilities of caregiving while maintaining your own well-being is key to ensuring that you can provide the best possible care for the one you love. Caregivers often…

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Getting Back On Your Feet

Accidental falls can be common among older adults and often result in injuries that impact their overall health and independence. Let’s look at what to do when you’ve fallen, including how to self-assess, techniques to get up safely, when to seek medical help, and…

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