Gone, but not forgotten

Have you watched your circle of friends grow smaller as the years go by? Does your world seem to be shrinking? The older we get, the more of our friends and loved ones leave us. It gets even tougher during the holidays when we gather in familiar groups which have met for years, and some…

It’s not about stuff

“Mom, what can we get you for Christmas – you never seem to want anything?” There is a time in our lives when gifts are really important. Both giving or receiving that perfect something which we really love or which we know our special person will really love, can make our Holiday. As age sets…

Be inspired: Three stories from three Minnesotans facing aging

Recently, Face Aging released three videos that highlight the perspectives of three Minnesotans facing aging: a senior, her daughter, and a professional caregiver. In the videos, each woman shares three things they have learned about aging. With at least 60,000 Minnesotans turning 65 every year from now through 2030, we need to work together as…

Spreading Holiday Cheer

The holidays are such a lovely season. I want to spread the joy with a fun, little poem I wrote about Christmas and a few holiday stories from my past. I hope you enjoy! Recipe for a Good Christmas Breakfast Take: An early morning in December crowded with things to remember – Happy voices and…

Original Gerber Baby Turns 90

Ann Turner Cook, the original Gerber baby, recently celebrated her 90th birthday. “Cook’s face became a national symbol on the tiny baby food jars after a neighbor, artist Dorothy Hope Smith, submitted the sketch in 1928 as part of a contest held by Gerber.”   Read more here: http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/11/22/look-original-gerber-baby-just-turned-90

Is mom okay? The holiday season is a good time to check in with aging relatives

Holiday get-togethers can raise questions about the health and well-being of aging loved ones. This season may be a time that some family members who haven’t visited in a long time have a chance to see grandma or dad. If a gathering takes place at your aging loved one’s home, it may give visiting family…

’Tis the Season to Count My Blessings

This has been whirlwind year—and life—for me. Here are the things I’m thankful for right now. ● I’m thankful for my sons and their families, for all the people who care for me. I’m grateful for the joy and happiness they share with me. ● I’m thankful for all my friends at Woodbury. ● I’m…