The Power of Gratitude

With Thanksgiving around the corner, many of us look forward to our uniquely American holiday! We gather with family and friends around a table to share a meal and show gratitude for what we have in our lives. The next day, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season resumes in full force,  and the… Read More

Have Your Say – Your Health Your Way!

If there is one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it is to be prepared for change. The same can be said for health care planning. We cannot take our health for granted, so having a plan in place to deal with health challenges as our conditions evolve is important, especially for frail older… Read More

Is there a nurse in the house?

There’s nothing like a global pandemic to shine a light on the nursing profession and the value nurses bring to public health. Nurses in general have an excellent reputation. Indeed, a Gallup poll survey in 2018 showed that nurses ranked as the top trusted professionals for the 17th year in a row and enjoy consistently… Read More

Dealing with Delta

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is spreading with alarming speed among the unvaccinated. As a protection to yourself, and your community,  unvaccinated individuals should get the shot as soon as possible. Immunity can take up to 6 weeks to develop; and we must all do our part in stopping the spread of this virus. In… Read More

The path to independence is paved with support

July is the month where we celebrate American Independence. The hard-won fight that gave birth to a democratic bastion of freedom for people to live their lives as equal under the law. Independence didn’t just happen – it was and is a long game with lots of strategic decisions and choices made for the greater… Read More

Gray is a Color on the Rainbow

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate and affirm the diverse mosaic of our humanity. Part of this rainbow coalition includes a growing number of LGBTQIA+ elders. Conservative estimates are that there are over 3 million LGBTQIA+ people over 50 living in the US today. According to SAGE, an advocacy organization for the older… Read More

Change Can Be Beautiful!

Spring is a time for hope, renewal and new beginnings. These themes seem particularly resonant for the Spring of 2021. This past year, many older adults were “locked in” due to the Covid-19 pandemic and housekeepers were kept at arm’s length. With vaccine distribution in full swing, now is the perfect time to consult a… Read More

Women’s History is Our Future

March is National Women’s History Month–which has roots going back to a seminal day in NYC on March 8th, 1857. Garment workers took to the streets demanding improved working conditions, a ten-hour day, and equal rights for women. This month is a time to celebrate all the accomplishments women have made over the years and… Read More

Why Health Equity is the Best Medicine

As we celebrate black history month and shine a light on all the notable achievements of African Americans, imagine a world where everyone has equal access to good quality health care regardless of their race or ethnicity. I use the word “imagine” because the harsh reality is that subliminal systemic racism embedded in our health… Read More