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Veterans Telling Their Stories

Sue Kemple

Last year, I had the pleasure of sharing lunch with a friend of mine and her 96-year-old father, a World War II veteran whose plane was shot down over Paris in 1944, and who has an amazing story to tell – not just of his escape from the burning aircraft, but also of his adventures afterward. I won’t tell his story here, because it’s his story to tell. But I was honored that he shared his stories with me, because my friend told me

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Pet Therapy in End of Life Care

Guest post from Senior Advice

For all families, the anticipation of losing a loved one to death from an illness or old age is a sad and often stressful time. The process is also stressful for the patient but the presence of animals, their own pet or a trained therapy animal, can have a measured and profound impact on a dying patient’s sense of well-being.

Having their own pet around is helpful, bringing unconditional affection, a soothing sense

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How can we change the negative perception on aging?

Ally Cannon (Director of Marketing | My Last Soundtrack)

Negative views on aging have the power to become a self-fulfilling prophecy. This becomes frightening as many Western societies hold negative stereotypes and connotations regarding aging. As a culture we need to change our mindset in order to improve overall well-being, and the aging process.

Brookdale Senior Living Community

While one person alone may not be able to change this view, one senior living home is using their unique programs to try and change the perception of aging

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While His Guitar Gently Weeps

Sue Kemple (CEO)

I was never much of a Tom Petty fan. I appreciated his immense talent, but for whatever reason, I was just never drawn to his music, his unique sound.

My brother was, though. He was a huge fan, had several of his albums. Vinyl records, of course, part of the collection we all went through when Matt died back in 1991.

Going through the belongings of a loved one who has died can be a tough exercise. But there is something

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What’s so great about getting older…

What age do people start  hating their birthdays? Is it 30, 40, 50…? As a child, who can forget waking up on their birthday with the feeling of electricity pulsing through their bodies – excited. Happy. Another year older, another year wiser, another year closer to whatever lies beyond. Then the shift occurs, birthdays get swept under the rug, forgotten or downplayed. If you are one of the people that despises getting older, we

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