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Keeping a Positive Attitude

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When I can get mom to go outside, then that is a better day. It’s harder and harder to get her outside and having ulcerative colitis really hinders her desire to want to go out and that is quite comprehensible. 176 more words


That pesky brother-in-law

Agnes leaned over the lunch table, her eyebrows bent together.

“My brother-in-law is living here but he won’t speak to me.”

I had joined her table at the nursing home and glanced over my shoulder. 299 more words


How to motivate yourself to get active and stay active

It’s easy to make excuses not to exercise, but one woman proves it’s never too late to get active.

Retired high school English teacher Joan Packer exercises six days a week. 214 more words


Laguna Hills Community Center 6/25/14

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Infographic Thursday: The United States of Aging

Today, we’re happy to be sharing three infographics, and they come from the  National Council on Aging, a member of the National Human Services Assembly. 186 more words

National Human Services Assembly

The Joys(?!) of Hospice




I often joke that if you really want to suck all the air out of the room at a cocktail party, tell folks you work for hospice for a living! 961 more words

Taken By the Waves

    Those eyes were empty like the gas tank of a deserted classic car on the side of an unfimmiliar back road.

    The paint had been faded over the years by the harsh weather and rust had taken its toll.

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