And, it’s over. The 2017 Skills Fair, “Lifting Each Other Up”, was a tremendous success. Nearly 100 of our caregivers shared this day with us and enjoyed the following stations: Clinical Skills – where they reviewed skills and learned new techniques Self Care – where they took a yoga or meditation class and talked about… Continue reading Skills Fair Wrap Up
My office is unusually “full” this week. There are boxes of prizes, gifts, games and decorations. And balloons. Lots of balloons. It’s Skills Fair week – the week we, as administrative/support staff, come together to devote a day to caring, coaching, teaching, and mentoring our employees. We’ve been planning this event for a year –… Continue reading Skills Fair Week!
Monday was Memorial Day. As is our family tradition, I went to the cemetery with my daughter, my two young granddaughters, and my mom. As my daughter and I went from gravesite to gravesite, bringing flowers and pausing to remember loved family members, the two-year-old ran freely, pausing occasionally to admire a trinket or bright flower.… Continue reading Memorial Day 2017
<!—-> Counselors, psychologists, support groups, share groups? When you see these words, what immediately comes to mind? Is it feelings of being afraid, uneasy, or connectedness and hopefulness? Your answer might reveal your internal attitude toward sharing your grief, sadness, or life experiences with another human. For some of us, it comes naturally…this connecting to… Continue reading Counseling Awareness Month
My 95-year-old mother has always been active and very health conscious. As she becomes more frail and debilitated with age she works hard to maintain a level of activity and good physical and emotional health. Although she is dependent on a walker for mobility, and is stooped with painful arthritis, she still participates in daily… Continue reading My Mom
Happy New Year!! As we prepare to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017, many of us are thinking about our New Year’s Resolutions. Every year we resolve to change or improve something such as losing weight, eating better, exercising, quitting smoking, and so on. Unfortunately over 70 percent of us break our resolutions by… Continue reading Happy New Year!
Halloween is quickly approaching, along with adorable children in costume, trick-or-treating for candy. It’s a well established tradition and fun, family-friendly event. Did you know this holiday can also be a stressful time for seniors? Some of the challenges seniors may face include: Nighttime visitors/strangers, ringing the doorbell and clad in costume Fear of falling… Continue reading Halloween For Seniors