Checking the mail—it’s something you may take for granted when you live independently. At some point, “walking to the mailbox” may no longer be an option, and this change in daily routine can be unsettling. Fortunately, residents of Parsons
When we’re children and teenagers, school may seem like a hindrance, something we have to do, against our wishes. But for CMA Tricia Sexton, school is something she now sees as something she “gets” to do. Something for her.
“I always wanted
“Go and do likewise.”
These words are found in the Bible, as Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan, and instructs us that we are to do the same for others. Undoubtedly, so do this in many facets of our lives, from the time we help a young
Four winning artists in Parsons Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2018 Art is Ageless Calendar produced by Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America.
“It’s Just a Stones Throw,” a painting by Janice
Here’s how to get respite care, and sometimes get help paying for it
“Respite care” can be a little difficult to understand. The words don’t make it clear who is being helped. The “care” goes to the person who needs it due to illness or disability. The “respite” — a
How to keep a journal or blog so you can both share memories
By Patricia Corrigan for Next Avenue
So many boomers are finding delight in nurturing grandchildren — and most of us also are amazed that they do grow up quickly. That rarely seemed the case when we were bringing up our own kids.
A traditional baby book stuffed with baby shower napkins,
Make sure you know the signs of life-threatening heat stroke
By Emily Gurnon for Next Avenue
If you’ve ever lived in a hot place without air conditioning, you know how miserable it can be. But getting overheated is more than just unpleasant for older people. It can be dangerous, and even deadly.
That’s why it is important to be aware of
A big dog can cause a fall, so the next one will be smaller
By Jane Gross for Next Avenue
Henry is a 10-year-old standard poodle, weighs 50 pounds, stands 2-feet-3-inches tall and has liver cancer. I am a 67-year-old woman, 5-feet-tall and tipping the scales at 85 pounds — with brittle bones, bad eyes and bursitis in my shoulder.