• JULY 27, 2020
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    Mementos and good memories

    Mementos and good memories

    We will all experience loss of a loved one and while my loss may be more recent than some, it can make these occurrences feel more vivid. Over the weekend I received the many boxes that I had packed up from my mother’s apartment.  While I started to sort…

    • JULY 20, 2020
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    Living alone, being lonely and the perils of isolation.

    Living alone, being lonely and the perils of isolation.

    We already know that loneliness is a major debilitating cause of  health decline in seniors. Over the years I have blogged about the challenge of seniors living on their own, without a support network.  During this pandemic, the isolation and separateness…

    • JULY 13, 2020
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    Family = >Essential Visitors

    This weekend I enjoyed  a wonderful homemade dinner at the home of some close friends  and it felt ‘normal’ – a life we enjoyed and took for granted before Covid. I am fortunate in so many ways and one was not living with the angst  of not being able…

    • JULY 6, 2020
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    Orphanos, Yathom = Losing Your Guide

    There are so many stories that I would like to share as I continue on this journey of losing a last parent.  This is actually quite a different experience than losing my father.  I have always said that relationships are complicated and certainly one’s relationship…

    • JUNE 29, 2020
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    June is Senior’s Month

    Let me start this blog by expressing my sincere thanks to all of you who reached out to me last week.  Support during times of grief is so soothing and comforting and yet words do not quite make up for the warm embrace of friends and loved one who cannot be…

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  • Living Fully Before Dying September 21, 2020
    While I cooked all familiar  traditional foods last week, the family celebration was very different and difficult this year.  Of course not having my mother at the table was primary but due to Covid we were only the immediate family. No cousins, no friends joined us this year. Such a... The post Living Fully Before […]
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  • How many shall die and who by plague? September 14, 2020
    While the New Year starts in January, Jews around the world celebrate another New Year, the birth of the universe, 5781 years ago based on the Hebrew calendar. While it is the first of the High Holidays, for many who may not attend synagogue, it is recognized and celebrated with... The post How many shall […]
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  • The last day of August…… August 31, 2020
    Labour Day used to  symbolize an end of summer holidays,  return to school for young people and back to work routine for most employers/employees.  However this year due to Covid 19, things are alittle more fluid or perhaps I should say- unknown and unsettled.  I thought I would take this... The post The last day […]
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  • Friday August 21, 2020 was World Senior Citizen’s Day. So What? August 24, 2020
    World Senior Citizen’s Day was originally founded by former president Ronald Regan in 1988. The goal of this day is to remind  various governments of its “ commitment to support senior citizens of the country”.  Well, I don’t think we have done very well… Dr. Samir Sinha wrote an article... The post Friday August 21, […]
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  • Enjoying Nature From An Armchair August 17, 2020
    Last week Ziggy and I resumed our visits with a couple of my clients who live in their own homes. As we all know Covid had restricted these visits and it was a welcome change after several months. Ziggy as you may recall is an ambassador dog with CNIB and... The post Enjoying Nature From […]
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