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Where Are We Going Now? | Guidance Corner | Bridge to Better Living

Where Are We Going Now?

GROWING UP Not many “firsts” in our lives are any different than the first day of school. As children, we looked to our parents for the final approval. They were the ones who patted us on the back and gently shoved us out the door to a whole new world of opportunities. Albeit, opportunities that […]
Coffee With An Elephant | Guidance Corner | Bridge to Better Living

Coffee With An Elephant

Seniors are traditionally independent, private, and painfully thrifty. They see their worlds shrinking. Living spaces, daily tasks, social activities keep changing. Driving, new doctors, remembering dates, appointments become challenging. SOMEONE start the conversation about Senior living options! SOMEONE start the conversation! START! Discuss facts and myths of each type of living community. Be informed. INDEPENDENT […]
Ponder Parallels Between Academy Awards and Your Life | Guidance Corner | Bridge to Better Living

Ponder Parallels Between Academy Awards and Your Life

The Academy Awards, born in 1929, celebrate their 85th birthday this year. Think of all the preparation, the planning, thought and talent to produce this celebration gala. Have you ever thought about your personal Oscar? By 2030, the fastest growing population segment will be Baby Boomers turning 80. Take a look at the requirements for […]
Was That A Bump In The Road? | Guidance Corner | Bridge to Better Living

Was That A Bump In The Road?

We recently had a client who was doing just fine living in her small three bedroom home with her collection of teapots and calendar of activities. Then one day she went to dust those teapots full of memories and kerplunk! Senior lifestyles obviously change when you land on your bum and then go into rehab. […]
Truth vs. Myth | Guidance Corner | Bridge to Better Living

Truth vs. Myth

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 […]
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