On the road ahead

On the road ahead

  Each of us finds challenges as we age – physical, mental and spiritual. My resolve to be an example for others through writing was recently challenged when my wife passed after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Some folks asked if my writing days were...
Food and memory: Recipe for success

Food and memory: Recipe for success

When you talk to chef Aylmer Given III, you can see he’s excited about food; his eyes sparkle, his words become a rapid, passionate river of culinary ideas. His hands reach and gesture enthusiastically as though the topic is uncontainable in language alone. Aylmer’s...

Fears are common when moving in

The transition for a senior into a new community isn’t always easy and there are many fears that make them reluctant to make this important change. Here are some common concerns voiced prior to move-in which are often alleviated once they adjust to their new home. “I...

Come join us

The topics addressed at Active Aging have new meaning to me this year. A year ago, we moved my 101-year-old grandmother into our home and cared for her until her death at the end of November. Millie was fiercely independent and insisted she wouldn’t leave her house in...

Why rehabilitation is so important

You never expected to get sick or injured – it was the furthest thing from your mind. Just the day before you were jogging around the block and playing catch with your son, but now you find yourself in the hospital after experiencing a stroke. Your right side is weak...

Planning to age right where you are

Studies tell us that the majority of people wish to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. This is a great option for many. Having the desire to remain at home is the first step, but it is important to realize that having a plan is a necessary next step to...