Although, the following events occurred at an award-winning institution, they can occur at any institution. This account is offered as a service to you so that you or a loved one have a better chance of avoiding anything similar. In service:...
Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash Travel USED to be fairly straightforward before coronavirus-- you chose your destination(s), then your mode of transportation. Somewhat simple perhaps. Both mode and place have been severely compromised.   My wife and I had our retirement plans pretty much laid...
Patients recovering from lengthy battles with COVID-19 face many obstacles, even when free from the disease. In addition to being weakened from confinement in a bed for weeks or months, their breathing capacity is compromised, making it extremely challenging...

AGING WITHOUT CHILDREN

When we are born, none of us slide into the world with labels stating who we will be as adults. No matter what our parent's plans for us would be, we are the ultimate chooser of our destiny. Although...
By the time I was 52, I had been married three times. If the courts had not documented the first two marriages, I would pretend that they never happened. During both, my husbands and I were smoking crack before,...
No one likes wearing marks (duh!) but I am impressed by how many in North America are doing it - even if somewhat begrudgingly. Call the "masking up" mandate herd cooperation or just plain fear response, but thankfully transcends politics...
Seniors Lifestyle Magazine Talks To Mom Was Like That

Mom Was Like That

You smoke. Oh, not a lot. Seven, maybe 8 a day.   Mom was like that. If necessary, you can go two or three hours between puffs. A movie. A dinner party. A Little League game.               Mom was like that. You don’t smoke...
Most days he gets shot, drowned and set on fire. You can see why Jim Dowdall doesn’t want to retire. English stunt man Jim Dowdall is in his seventies with grey hair, hearing aids and a ready smile. He’s chatting...
Noel Trachtenberg Celebrated for Leading an Impactful and Spirited Life Full of Resilience in the Face of Adversity PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. August 27, 2019 – Noel Trachtenberg, a resident of La Posada (a premier Kisco Senior Living community), faced...
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Hidden Gardens

I am an unashamed booster of my adopted state, California. One of its many treasures are old gardens tucked away in unexpected corners. The gold country is not the obvious place one goes to see gardens but that is where...