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New Year’s, Quarantined

My husband and I made the long drive tonight to liberate Mom for a New Year’s Eve dinner out.  She’s been in low spirits since the flu hysteria started (see my last post), and is now calling her residence full of … Continue reading

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Cohousing: A Meaningful Alternative to Corporate Senior Residences

Cohousing is all about options, preserving the individual with separately owned units, while nurturing community with common spaces and shared decision making, optional group meals, and cooperative events. Continue reading

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The Power of Presence

It doesn’t matter if you sit at home and stare at the ants on your verandah
or the shadows of the trees and grasses in your garden
It matters that you care
It matters that you feel
It matters that you notice……..

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Flower Power at the Memory Care Facility

“I get in plenty of trouble when they see me come out here,” she said, “But let ’em fuss at me. I outlived all my children and I’m too old to care.” She snapped off a geranium head and tossed it over her shoulder with moxy.
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