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Saying Goodbye In The Time Of COVID-19

By Dave Price I said goodbye to Margaret Park today. I’m certain given the uncertain, unnerving conditions in the new normal of our COVID-19 world, we’ll all be saying goodbyes a lot in the months to come. And, as goodbyes go, this wasn’t tragic. But it still had a...

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The Healthcare Promises We Cannot Keep

By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News It was a promise Matt Perrin wasn’t able to keep. “I’ll never take away your independence,” he’d told his mother, Rosemary, then 71, who lived alone on Cape Cod, Mass., in a much-loved cottage. That was before Rosemary started calling Perrin and her...

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Marriage: Been There, Done That, Don’t Want To Do It Again

By Susan Williams Interestingly, the number of divorced or separated seniors living alone has tripled from 1981 to 2016. But what is even more intriguing is the increase in the number of women choosing to live alone and their reasons.

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Creating Your Legacy

By Susan Williams As we get older it’s hard not to consider what we will be remembered for after we’re gone. Rick Weijo knows this first hand. The birth of his granddaughter caused him to reflect on his own life and legacy and propelled him to write the book Remember...

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The Top 5 Holiday Commercials

By Susan Williams The holiday season has arrived and along with all the music and lights we are bombarded by commercials. Some of them can be cheesy, some are just obnoxious and then there are those that can make you stop and think about the real meaning of the...

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When Caring For A Sick Spouse Shakes A Marriage To The Core

By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health Network For a dozen years, Larry Bocchiere, 68, didn’t find it especially difficult to care for his wife, Deborah, who struggled with breathing problems. But as her illness took a downward turn, he became overwhelmed by stress. “I was constantly on guard for any...

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