Monthly Archives: March 2017

Above and beyond service

Director of Environmental Services Rick Donley enjoys a visit with resident Francis Oler.

Director of Environmental Services Rick Donley enjoys a visit with resident Francis Oler.

If one wanted to get to know Director of Environment Services Rick Donley, perhaps all they’d need to do is read this recent accolade he received, a BRAVO from Executive Director Maegen Pegues:

“Yesterday, I witnessed Rick take time out of his very READ MORE

The sweet sound of serving others

Left to right: Board members Wayne Mason, Lyle Lomas, Charlotte Ecoff and Dr. Stephen Miller are just a few of volunteers we celebrate during National Volunteer Month.

Left to right: Board members Wayne Mason, Lyle Lomas, Charlotte Ecoff and Dr. Stephen Miller are just a few of volunteers we celebrate during National Volunteer Month.

April is National Volunteer Month, so what better time to honor one of our board members who’s brought her time, treasure and talents to the table?

“This is my fourth year involved as a board member at Parsons Presbyterian Manor,” said Charlotte READ MORE

Do you really need that knee surgery?

Experts disagree on whether it’s worth going under the knife

By Linda Melone, CSCS for Next Avenue

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You felt it on your last walk when you stepped off a curb the wrong way: a sudden pain and feeling as if your knee were about to give out. Swelling and more pain followed, along with worries that you may need knee surgery.

But would it even help?

A recent READ MORE

Sorry, nobody wants your parents’ stuff

Advice for boomers desperate to unload family heirlooms

By Richard Eisenberg for Next Avenue

Credit: Getty Images

Credit: Getty Images

After my father died at 94 in September, leaving my sister and me to empty his one-bedroom, independent living New Jersey apartment, we learned the hard truth that others in their 50s and 60s need to know: Nobody wants the prized possessions of your READ MORE

Don’t let fear stop you from end-of-life planning

It’s natural to procrastinate, but make this a priority for your loved ones

By Debbie Reslock for Next Avenue

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Credit: Getty Images

When I was in my early 20s, my mom was diagnosed with cancer. It felt like a one-two punch, since my dad had died unexpectedly a few years earlier. Although Mom tried chemotherapy, the results seemed to suggest that READ MORE

8 ways to give your investments a spring cleaning

Tax time is an ideal time to declutter your portfolio

By Kerry Hannon for Next Avenue

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Where I live in Washington, D.C., the pink magnolia trees are blooming, and the daffodils are intensely yellow and screaming springtime — just in time for the first day of spring, Sunday March 20.

It’s time to get out in the backyard to tackle garden READ MORE