6 Aug
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Knowing the past, planning the future

Why keep a garden journal?

For the past couple of springs, I have heard gardeners’ comment about the late starts of perennials. However, when I look at pictures that I’ve captured of noteworthy plants this year and last, they are emerging...

4 Aug
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Learn the ukulele at any age

I’m holding my ukulele as my fingers awkwardly strum a rhythm pattern. It’s a combination of up strumming and down strumming while changing between the A minor and G chord. I’ve taken a few lessons in the past. Lately, I’ve...

25 Jun
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Bread is good for the soul

My fingers brushed against a single small packet of yeast that I had thrown in the back of the cupboard earlier this spring. My friend had placed the packet in my hand, looked at me with pity and suggested that...

6 Jun
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Reducing dementia risk factors

Independence is a trait we’re trained to value and take pride in at a young age. The first memories of going out for a sit-down meal or taking a ride with friends about town are cherished in many minds.

Losing one’s...

3 Jun
Wellness & Healthy Aging

The issue with elderspeak

Elderspeak is a style of speech that occurs when people talk down to older adults. It occurs in many forms and all of them are disrespectful, though the intention behind them is most often not.

As well as being patronizing, elderspeak...