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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

Let Their Story Be Told!

— If the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is how precious and fleeting life is. Young and old alike have had to fight an invisible enemy. For some, it brings the concept of mortality and leading a meaningful life into sharper focus. Relationships and connection take precedence over materialistic pleasures and time slows down... Read More

Giving the Gift of Connection

— As the holiday season approaches, this year it is bittersweet. Bitter — because Covid-19 cases are surging across the country and we all need to remain vigilant about mask wearing, sanitizing and keeping up our social distance efforts; sweet– because with the first vaccines now being rolled out, there is hope on the horizon for... Read More

Thanksgiving Tips for 2020 – Spreading Love not COVID-19

— Thanksgiving is around the corner and the stress around family gatherings has taken on a new dimension amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. After nearly 10 months of lockdowns, restrictions and fear of being together, we are all so exhausted and are yearning for human connection. Yet, as we all know from the infectious disease experts, indoor... Read More

Yes, Now Really is the Time for your Annual Check Up!

— “Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will — tomorrow!” — Gloria Pitzer   If you were like me, you stayed far from the doctor’s and dentist’s office this spring and summer and procrastinated doing your annual check-up because of COVID-19. Now that... Read More

Elevate the Simple Things!

— While this has been an exceptionally challenging year, late summer is always a great time to take stock of the all the things we are grateful for and to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. The weather is still perfect for outdoor physically distanced gatherings with good friends using the appropriate protective protocols. Farm produce is bountiful... Read More

Finding a New Zest for Life!

— Meet Margaret: a 93 year old homemaker,  retired librarian, and widow. Margaret has always had an innate curiosity and thirst for learning; she is well traveled and well read. She loves connecting with people and has an amazing listening ability, which immediately makes others feel at ease to share their stories. Margaret lives alone, with... Read More