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New Year’s Resolutions – Should We Even Bother?

By Susan Williams There is something sort of intoxicating about the thought of starting a New Year. Whether it’s the opening of a new calendar that isn’t cluttered already with commitments or the idea that you can close the book on the past year and have a brand new...

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Is Happiness Or Contentment Really The Objective?

By Susan Williams I read an interesting blog post entitled How To Be Happy published on the Psych Central website. The post was about how we spend our time looking to be happy but what the writer suggested is that we should really understand that happiness is not something...

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Do Fences Really Make Good Neighbours?

By Susan Williams There is an old saying “fences make good neighbours”. But with loneliness being such a significant concern – especially for aging – are fences actually good for communities?

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Gotta Minute – Why Not Meditate?

Do you meditate? With so much research now available about the ¬†benefits of meditation, ¬†it’s hard to continue to deny the value it could bring to your life. In a recent article written titled The Many Benefits of Meditation for Older Adults published in US News, they shared that...

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Suicide – When All May Not Be As It Seems

By Dave Price Whenever Richard Cory went down town, We people on the pavement looked at him: He was a gentleman from sole to crown, Clean favored, and imperially slim. And he was always quietly arrayed, And he was always human when he talked; But still he fluttered pulses...

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Combating Loneliness in Aging – It Takes A Community

With loneliness being a major health issue that is only going to potentially escalate with the increasing numbers of people aging, communities need to play an active role in integrating older people into the life and support of the community.

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