Last Friday, mid-morning, I took a client to a department store and to lunch. My client lives in a memory care facility. She has dementia. She also is an 80 year retired English Literature professor, a mom, an aunt, a sister, a friend. She had a career before career women were common. My client likes… Continue reading 5 things caregivers and their loved ones need right now
When I was in my early teens a song, “Pass It On”, was popular. The first line is “in only takes a spark to get a fire going”… I am honored to serve two older adult clients and their daughter in my “encore” career. Once a week I have the privilege of visiting a husband… Continue reading Love Story
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you This seems like such a no brainer rule of life. Sadly, imperfect human beings that we are, none of us always treats others as kindly as we wish to be treated. I had the extremely good fortune to hear Melanie Bunn, RN, MS, GNP,… Continue reading The Golden Rule
I love Twitter! This is sort of a major statement for me to make since I am still on the bunny slope of tweets and hashtags. It’s a brave new world and I am not ashamed to admit that it’s hard for this girl to condense my thoughts to 140 characters! I’m from the South;… Continue reading Encore career?
Luxuriating in the second week of a long-awaited retreat at our place on the NC coast, I’ve had the opportunity to rest and re-energize. For the past year, in addition to working fulltime, I’ve been in school, a 50-something born again student, and non-work hours were guided by a course syllabus with reading, paper-writing, tests and due dates. What a joy the past… Continue reading Rest. Ready. Set. Go!