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The World According to Martin Luther King

In Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I have a dream” speech, he envisioned a world in which race was no longer an issue: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content [...]

By | 2017-01-16T18:02:35+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Holidays|0 Comments

A Busy Caregiver’s New Year’s Resolutions

Is it almost 2017 already? How did that happen? I’ve been so busy that I barely noticed 2016 go by. I’m a live-in for an older woman who needs 24/7 care and of course I have obligations to my parents and sisters as well. My mom asked me recently about my New Year’s resolutions, and [...]

By | 2018-05-17T23:53:01+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Caregiving, Holidays|0 Comments

The Value of Traditions

When I was little, my mom and dad made a huge deal out of the holiday season. They would bring out all the decorations from the attic and buy a few more. There would be holiday music playing on the record player (yes, it was that long ago) and chestnuts roasting over a fire. My parents weren’t wealthy, but they always put a lot of thought into choosing the perfect gift for each of us and invested in festive wrapping paper, ribbons and cards.

By | 2016-12-20T12:29:48+00:00 December 13th, 2016|grandchildren, Holidays|0 Comments

Bringing the Spirit of the Season into Clients’ Homes

The spirit of the season is everywhere you go. When you walk down a residential street, it’s in the decorations on homes and in gardens. In the center of town, you feel it in the music playing and the bright lights of the stores. Even offices usually get into the spirit and add a little [...]

By | 2018-05-17T23:53:01+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Holidays|0 Comments

Early Memories of Columbus Day

President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed Columbus Day a national holiday in 1937 as a result of intense lobbying by an organization called Knights of Columbus. This means that many of today's senior citizens remember the early days of the holiday's celebration. Today, many people celebrate Columbus Day by honoring Italian-American tradition or by focusing on [...]

By | 2016-12-14T08:24:39+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Holidays|0 Comments

Spring, Renewal and the Easter Holiday

Spring is here! You may not feel it outdoors, especially when you’re leaving for your shift or coming home at odd hours. But March 20 was officially the first day of spring and Easter is the spring holiday, so chill in the air or not, we’re going to talk about spring! […]

By | 2018-05-17T23:53:10+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Caregiving, Holidays, Towne News|0 Comments

How to Keep Your Elderly Loved Ones Safe During the Holiday Season

I'm sure you'd rather be planning your menu - or figuring out what you're going to wear, or buying presents, or decorating your home - but even if it's not the most fun activity of the season, making sure that your house will not cause any obstacles or dangers to your aging relatives is also [...]

By | 2018-05-17T23:53:10+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Holidays|0 Comments

Holiday Gifts for Seniors

It's a challenge to find the right gift even when the people you're buying for aren't so close to you. And when you're finding the right gift for your aging parents - and in my case, a couple of grandmothers too! - the challenge is even greater. On one hand, they can't do everything they [...]

By | 2018-05-17T23:53:10+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Arts and Crafts, Cooking, Holidays, Travel|0 Comments

How to Show You Care over the Holidays, even When You Can’t Make It in Person

I work full-time. My husband works full-time. So with all the bell-ringing and tinsel, the hustle and bustle of the holidays are very hectic for us. Our kids are still in grade school, which means that they have all the wonder of the festive season in their eyes - and a lot of shuttling from [...]

By | 2018-05-17T23:53:11+00:00 December 15th, 2015|Holidays|0 Comments