Family Caregivers, Parkinson's Club

Missing My Mom

It's been 2 weeks since my mama left this earth. The last 14 days have been a whirlwind of making arrangements for her memorial and burial, of rearranging the house just enough for Dad's comfort without losing her personal touches, of being with family.   The first part of life without Mom is behind me. Now I
Family Caregivers, Marcie's Books, Newberg Graphic Articles

Reminisce With Me

I recently wrote an article for the Newberg Graphic Insiders Column called Reminisce With Me.  It offers suggestions on how to spend quality time with someone you love that lives with dementia. Some of my favorite memories with my Gram were times that we sat together and looked through photos on my iPad.  Sometimes they were
Family Caregivers, Gentog Seniors

Farewell, George!

Today I attended a Celebration of Life for our friend George.  While he only attended Gentog for 6 months - and it's been three years since he left our program, he made a definite impact.  He was a professor by trade, and he brought that spirit to Gentog every day.  He was our only participant
Family Caregivers, Regal Courier Articles

Stop Being Lonely!

  "One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do. Two can be as bad as one, It's the loneliest number since the number one." Remember those lyrics from the Three Dog Night song?  OK, I’m dating myself…but I loved this song when I was a teenager!  I can still hear it in my head.  Little did
Intergenerational Activities

Play is Good for Young AND Old

We've always known it.  Play is good for young and old.  Children learn new skills, Seniors practice old skills.  Both enjoy the exercise benefits and have fun.  Both practice problem solving.  Both laugh.  You don't have to study this to know it's good and it's right. But if you DO need to study this.  If you'd