Be safe and follow the confidential rules until you are sure you are not talking to a creep. I ...more

The gesture.

As I shoveled the snow from the driveThe recycle truck made its way down the road.Start and stop, start and stopEvery house had a recycle box at the end of their driveways. All, but one house. This house belonged to a kind couple. Illness and diminished abilities plagued their senior years. Simple things like garbage day had become difficult for them. When the rhythm of the truck’s engine changed,I looked up. A smile instantly crossed my face. ...more
this style works for you.. I also like it because it cuts away the padding, leaving the core, ...more

Activist Needs Help In Her Final Days

Cathy is 61 years old. Her professional career has spanned nearly four decades in a rural community just outside of Pittsburgh. As she faces her final days with a diagnosis of end stage pancreatic cancer, she finds herself without the financial means to pay for her final expenses - a funeral, gravesite and a headstone.What Cathy does have are wonderful friends, her "family of choice" which has rallied to raise the money before Cathy passes so she can leave this world with peace of mind. ...more


BeautyAre you ever amazed at the beauty of a sunrise or sunset? The striking and bright colors that stand before us: or the translucent lakes that gives us tranquility and peacefulness.  Beauty is all around us, it is the face of an elderly women or a newborn child.Beauty is learning an exploring and observing the world around us.   A Child’s   first attempt at learning to  read,  as he or she sounds out each letter realizing they just read their first word, and  the proud smile on their face ....more

When Visiting Elderly Parents This Thanksgiving, Take Time for THANKS

As we gather together to give thanks this week, don’t miss the opportunity to check in on elderly loved ones. While phone calls throughout the year are important, seeing mom and dad in person can be the best way to assess physical and mental issues.Give thanks this year by assessing how your mom and dad’s needs are being met:...more

Is Just $4,000 Enough to Keep You out of a Nursing Home?

The Cost of Aging in PlaceA new program in Baltimore called Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders, or CAPABLE for short, is successfully proving the point that even small changes can allow seniors to stay in their homes and avoid moving into expensive nursing facilities. The initial goal of the project was to see how much just $4,000 could improve the safely and mobility of a senior....more

Economics of a Dream

I Remember

Those things we remember from childhood can be heartrendingly sad, " blue skies and fluffy white cloud" happy, chuckle funny… in fact they run the gambit of our emotions, only in primary Technicolor hews and are usually outlined in thick black lines! ...more

Senior Health Choices

I was inspired to put this blog because of my father.  Most of us have aging parents who want the best for them, their health plan choices and medical treatment options by their Physicians. We should always think we will get old one day too. Being in the medical field myself for over 20 years, I have learned about senior living, health, how managed care and hospitals work....more