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Caregivers and Servant Leadership

In honor of National Caregiving Month, I am proud to present a guest blog from Chris MacLellan, a friend, colleague, and fellow advocate for family care partners. A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way ~ John C. Maxwell In November we...

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Security and Well-Being in Elderhood

Security and Well-Being in Elderhood

Welcome to the fifth installment in a series of blog posts on The Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being(TM). Read more about these domains by clicking HERE!   After my Grandfather died, just before Christmas in 1994, our family discovered that my Grandmother was...

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A Blush of Sadness

It’s been a busy day, in a busy stretch. With two cancellations for this evening, I have a rare moment of solitude in the house.  I can hear cars passing on the rain-wet street, and a mounting wind is quickly taking down the colorful autumn leaves and revealing...

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Elder Care: The Dignity of Choice

Welcome to the fourth installment in a series of blog posts on The Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being(TM). Read more about these domains by clicking HERE! *** My first job working with Elders was as “social services designee” in a nursing home in 1983. I learned...

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Well-Being in Old Age: How Elders Grow

Well-Being in Old Age: How Elders Grow

Welcome to the third installment in a series of blog posts on The Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being(TM). You can read more about these domains by clicking HERE! *** In the Eden Alternative philosophy, we define care as “that which helps another to grow.” It’s a...

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Identity and Age

Welcome to the second in an 8-part series of blog posts on The Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being(TM). You can read more about these domains by clicking HERE! * * * In 1984 I worked in an Adult Day Program that served people living with dementia, and also had a...

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Do Caregivers Ever Get a Snow Day?

There is a storm coming, and I can feel the pressure in my temples. People have been calling or texting to cancel their appointments, and while there have already been numerous accidents on our local roads, the “real” storm is expected to build slowly today and hit us...

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