From the monthly archives: April 2012

If you are over 50, you’ve probably worked hard for the last 25 plus years to get where you are.  The kids are probably out of the house and you finally have plenty of time on your hands to do most of the things you want to.  Unfortunately, frequently that does not include fitness!  If […]

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A Life That Matters

On April 25, 2012 By

I have decided to make a former client my role model. I met him half a dozen years ago, when he was in his early eighties and moving to a retirement community. As we began planning his move, he said, “I lost my wife three years ago. Sorting through our belongings makes me feel like […]

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Dr. Alexis Q + A

On April 18, 2012 By

Q: My husband was just diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and I’m lost.  What are some tasks I should take care of in advance so that I can be the best caregiver possible?

A.  I’m so sorry to hear about your husband’s diagnosis, I wish you all the best on your caregiving journey.  The first […]

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Maximize Memory Ability By Staying Cognitively and Physically Active

Memory: Use It or Lose It

I have good news: There are many lifestyle and behavior choices we can make that could dramatically improve our memory ability and decrease our chances of developing dementia. Numerous studies have reported that older adults who engage in […]

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On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low started the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, Georgia.  Juliette imagined that Girl Scouting could be “the magic thread” connecting girls everywhere and for 50 million women, the ties have never been stronger.  Girl Scouting inspires girls to explore new interests, discover hidden talents, develop healthy and constructive […]

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The Purpose Game

On April 9, 2012 By

Purpose helps us understand what is core to our life, what we care about in our actual day-to-day living.  Our world suddenly makes sense to us.

There are purpose moments that we could all take advantage of by extending ourselves into the world.  When you want to give yourself a lift, you can play the “purpose […]

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Marion and Betty, or as they became known in college,  the “Twin Trumpeters”,  both play the trumpet and sing.  Enjoy their answers to our musical questions from our Music and Passions Series and recent video of them singing the duet “Sisters” by Irving Berlin in performance at The Cultural Center at Willow […]

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An Ongoing Story

On April 3, 2012 By

This is the story of how 82 masterpiece quilts, made about 100 years ago by Amish women in Lancaster County, left Pennsylvania … and came home again.

In the early 1970s, antique American quilts began to be appreciated for their graphic qualities. Until then quilts were generally understood as simply functional bedcoverings and their beautiful […]

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