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Anyone remember the old adage, “A friend in need, is a friend indeed?” The concept of surrounding ourselves with community is not new. Did you grow up not only knowing your neighbors socially, but also knowing they were there to help if you needed something? Do you remember going next door to borrow a cup of sugar? It seemed that our neighborhoods were full of helpers and many still are!
Gale began attending the AgingNext Caregiver Support Group meetings over 17 years ago when her father was diagnosed with Leukemia. Shortly after his passing, her mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia and Gale became her caregiver. To better prepare for what lay ahead, Gale became a Certified Gerontologist.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the need for socialization, no matter your age, to the forefront. Many feel lonely and isolated and are trying to adapt to new ways of engaging with family and friends.
We have all heard the phrase that in life, “change is the only constant”. This has certainly been true the last few months. During these unprecedented times, it is nice to know that the cornerstones of life remain the same.
Villages thrive in the belief that independence is made possible through interdependence. Often times Village Membership extends the period of aging-at-home and data suggests Village members feel more socially connected and feel less isolated.
Source: Claremont Courier/ By Mick Rhodes, 9/17/20 Many parents advise their kids to get an education and have a solid career in place before pursuing their dreams. Others urge them to follow their passion and the money will find them. Some are lucky enough get both....
Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Affection, gentleness, warmth, concern, and care are words that are associated with kindness. While kindness has a connotation of meaning someone is naive or weak, that is not the case. Being kind often requires courage and strength.
Carmen’s colorful life has included traveling extensively, performing and singing professionally. She appeared on many hit shows including American Band Stand, Dinah Shore and The Mike Douglas Show!…
My name is Jackie. I worked for Pacific Bell for many years then retired from AT&T after the courts ordered the phone companies to diversify. While working at the phone company, I was invited to join Telephone Pioneers of…