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Interview with Ashton Applewhite

Interview with Ashton Applewhite

Ashton Applewhite photo by Adrian Buckmaster You are invited to tune in for an exclusive Interview with Ashton Applewhite author and pro-aging activist Listen live on Monday, November 13th at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time in the U.S.A. at https://www.thewholecarenetwork.com/...

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“Smart, Sassy, and Oh, So Wise…”

“Smart, Sassy, and Oh, So Wise…”

That’s what AARP says about Ashton Applewhite and her book, “This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.” As Ms. Applewhite is appearing as Ithaca College Gerontology Institute’s Distinguished Speaker this fall, we thought it would be AMAZING to read and talk about...

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The ABC’s of Well-Being

The ABC’s of Well-Being

Seven Fast and Simple Strategies for Finding Your Calm Center and Recovering Your Balance   We've known for a long time that caring for an ill family member can create prolonged or high levels of stress, creating greater risk for developing chronic illness. In...

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Making Peace with the Past

Please join me for this workshop!! Making Peace with the Past: The Impact of Emotional Trauma on Elder Well-Being (and the Importance of Trauma-Informed Care!) Wednesday, March 9 2:00-4:30 p.m. The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute at the Country Inn & Suites...

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Do You Work with Elders? Early Registration Closes Soon!

The 8th Eden Alternative™ International Conference: “It’s About Time!” May 3-4-5, 2016 Little Rock, Arkansas EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS January 12! This dynamic bi-annual event strives to inspire and renew the passion of those dedicated to changing the culture of care...

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The Real Mrs. Santa Claus

Every Christmas eve, when I was growing up, it was my Mother’s tradition to go out for a little while during the day. She said she was “visiting Mrs. Santa Claus.” This seemed like such a wonderful thing for a mom to do, and I imagined her and Mrs. Claus sitting in...

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Final Thoughts for Caregiver Appreciation Month

Please join me in appreciating Jean Lee for writing this guest blog post, on the final day of Caregiver Appreciation Month!  Thank you, Jean, and thanks to all of the people who are writing about their experiences as care partners. Let's listen to the voices of care...

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Gratitude and Meaning: What’s Important to You and Your Elders?

Gratitude and Meaning: What’s Important to You and Your Elders?

What gives your life meaning? Do you know what is meaningful to the Elders in your life? This is a wonderful question to ask at the upcoming Thanksgiving Day table! Do so with an open heart, really listening to the answers and withholding judgment. Remember that “Meaning” is unique to each of us, and may change over time.

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