Hospitals – Always a Safe Haven but What is Up with these “Observation” Stays?

Whenever I see an ambulance whizzing by, lights flashing and sirens going, my first thought is always, “I hope everyone belong to me is safe at home or wherever else they are... Read more »

From Breaking Winter’s Back, Valentine’s Day and Spending Time with Seniors…..Yup, It’s All Here!

I always feel that once we get through January, we have broken Winter’s back. In my mind’s eye I can see a calendar in which January’s page always looms larger than that... Read more »
Hope Springs Eternal by Cathy SantaColoma

Hope Springs Eternal…..as the saying goes

January 1 is my annual chance for redemption. It’s an opportunity to do all the things I didn’t do the year before….or the year before that. How can it be that in... Read more »

Christmas is a time for the young…..and the old!

It seems like I just put all the Christmas stuff away! The annual dragging of the brittle, petrified Christmas tree down to the woods, the packing away of our Christmas dishes and... Read more »

When Alzheimer’s Disease Hits Home

It is very unsettling, indeed, to witness a loved one falling prey to Alzheimer’s. It’s hard to reconcile that your mother, father, aunt, uncle, or friend who looks the same, sounds the... Read more »

Call of Duty – Now it’s Our Turn to Serve Aging Veterans

We take so much for granted. It’s human nature. On some level we know we appreciate whatever it is, silly or serious – the convenience of a TV remote, barbecue-flavor chips, electricity,... Read more »

A License to…Worry

My father taught me how to drive on a little, white Datsun pick-up truck with a manual transmission. I practiced in our backyard, a large rectangular acre, perfect for going around in... Read more »

Keeping the Frail and Elderly at Home & Independent!

We all have that older relative or friend who is doing okay, but doesn’t get around quite as easily, isn’t going out as much and has a growing assortment of pill bottles... Read more »

Living Longer – Tips from the Internet

We have so much information at our fingertips. It is cliché, but the internet has literally brought the world to our doorstep. Even the most obscure detail on the most obscure topic... Read more »

Tips for Healthy Eating

We all know we’re supposed to eat “healthy.” Oatmeal instead of a donut. Salad instead of a hot dog. Grilled chicken instead of mac and cheese. Even though we know the consequences... Read more »