Right Service, Right Place, Right Time; Part I

At some point, every caregiver comes to a crossroad. They begin to wonder whether they can continue to provide all of the assistance needed, or should they seek some support from professional agencies. This is a difficult decision for a variety of reasons, but the primary reason is what I might call the “independence conundrum.”

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Rights and Responsibilities

The sermon in my church last Sunday was centered upon the concept of Rights and Responsibilities. My pastor expressed concern that we’re good at demanding our rights and being aware of what we’re entitled to, but not necessarily understanding or accepting the responsibility that may come with it. You see people marching for their “rights”, but you don’t see people marching for their responsibilities.

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Age is Not a Number

Remember on the Today Show when Willard Scott used to share birthday wishes sponsored by Smucker’s? I always enjoyed listening to the centenarians who attribute their longevity to an activity like singing in the church choir, tending roses, doing 100 sit-ups each day, or playing poker, and to an occasional beer or shot of something stronger. Yes, some are genetically lucky when it comes to living longer. But they all share a positive outlook and a desire to keep active both physically and socially. It all starts with our own mindset.

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