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I sat in the doctor’s office and flicked through the pages of the book that I brought along. The rising panic at being examined intimately and the annoyance of having to sit takes away the pleasure of uninterrupted reading. 1,006 more words


The truth is...

Myth #1:(From the perspective of someone who is elderly) Falls are just a part of growing older, and I can’t do anything about that.

FACT: Yes, our bodies do change over time and changes do increase the risk of falling. 530 more words


The Old Farmer's Advice To His Son

A farmer got so old that he couldn’t work the fields anymore.

So he would spend the day just sitting on the porch. His son, still working the farm, would look up from time to time and see his father sitting there. 174 more words


Hong Kong can’t afford to lose the Umbrella Movement generation

Get these kids back to work! (Reuters/Bobby Yip)

By Heather Timmons

HONG KONG—The Hong Kong government has portrayed the Umbrella Movement protesters who are occupying the center of the city as… 598 more words

Bridging the Generational Gap

Recently I have been talking to my teenage daughter about issues that affect the elderly and she told me that one of the areas that we need to address is learning how to bridge the generational gap between the young people and the mature and elderly adults. 1,110 more words



Flora Oberlin’s bed is empty. The on-duty nurse thinks she wandered out of Eldercare, but I told the cops about the saucer hitting our roof last night. 25 more words