INDEPENDENT LIVING…In Independent Living Communities people generally 55 and older are able to live safely with peers in an apartment type complex. Residents may bring in medical help as needed, but independent living buildings do not provide medical assistance. MYTH: It’s depressing and institutional. FACT: People are so busy with activities and social contacts they… Read More


You’ve seen the commercials on television. Scenes where an awkward silence hangs between a son and his father, both ignoring the proverbial “elephant in the room.” Dad realizing his increasing needs. Son worrying about Dad living alone …and there they sit, drinking coffee. Sound slightly familiar? While people over 65 are expected to increase at… Read More


Remember that first day of school? What to wear? Who will I know? How will I be accepted? Why is this so important? Not many “firsts” in our lives are any different than the first day of school. They were the ones who patted us on the back and gently shoved us out the door… Read More