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There are an increasing number of congregation and communal programs being developed to respond to the revolution in longevity.
Likewise, there are increasing numbers of resources from an ever growing body of organizations and agencies.
In these posts, we will showcase relevant and useful programs or resources that speak to your own growth as well as being supportive of issues with which you may dealing.
“Faithful Reform In Health Care is a coalition of organizations and individuals working to elevate faith-inspired voices in support of affordable quality health care for
The recent Time Magazine cover story “How faith can heal,” trumpeted the value of faith in the healing process. This may not be “news” to many of us, but it
Contributed by Howard Silverman, MD MS The last session of the “Aging to Saging” workshop was winding down when I asked whether any participants would be interested in
In a recent New York Times Science section, Jane Brody authored “Caring for Family, Caring for Yourself”. The article cautioned caregivers to pay attention to their own
It is preferable to begin the admissions process prior to actual need of a geriatric facility. This is not as odd as it might sound. Many geriatric care facilities have
Although the new resident is your family member, he/she most probably spends most of her time interacting with staff and other residents. You are a resource not only to your
Even without talking to staff, an initial visit to a geriatric facility can yield essential information about the quality of life of its residents. Obviously, cleanliness
The first few weeks are critical in the adjustment process not only for your family member but for you as well. Although you might feel alone, it helps to remember that you
According to AARP, approximately one million Americans live in assisted living communities today. This unique and relatively new incarnation of the “old-style”
“A man’s home is his castle,” and this doesn’t change as we grow older. Studies and polls abound that reflect the preference of most seniors to stay in their homes,
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