What is the Written Gift? The Written Gift is a local nonprofit dedicated to engaging the community in an advance care planning process while promoting end of life choices based on an individual's goals, values and beliefs.
Aging mastery The Aging Mastery Program is designed to inform, encourage and support older adults as they take steps to improve their lives and stay engaged in their communities. The program is all about feeling better today and staying healthy for the future.
By Mary Krueger The theme for National Family Caregivers Month for November 2016 is "Take Care to Give Care." The first rule of taking care of others: Take care of yourself first. Caregiving can be a rewarding experience, but it is also physically and emotionally demanding. The stress of dealing with caregiving responsibilities leads to a higher risk of health issues among the 90 million family caregivers in the U.S.
Today, we often read about suicides of young people caused in part by cyberbullying. Less attention is paid to another category of bullies: those with gray hair, false teeth, hearing aids and canes. I often hear that residents of facilities or visitors to senior events are also bullied. According to an expert, between 10 to 20 percent of residents of senior living facilities are mistreated by their peers. Many incidents of name-calling, bossy behavior, loud arguments, exclusion or “cliques” and, most extreme, physical violence is reported.