Care Partnership: Creating Meaning in the Giving and Receiving of Care

Monday, November 18, 2013  10AM-12PM Hosted by Lifelong, Ithaca, NY Facilitated by Lisa Kendall When we or our loved ones need some assistance due to illness or injury, we find that traditional models […] Continue Reading…

The Most Powerful Tool You Can Use in Caring for a Loved One Living with Alzheimer’s

Dementia of any kind, including Alzheimer’s disease, can be very frustrating for families or professionals who are trying to provide care.

Early in the disease, people living with dementia might […] Continue Reading…

News from The Crossroads

It’s been a while since I last wrote, but a lot has been going on with me and Crossroads Counseling and Consulting.

I’ve added a new service you will want […] Continue Reading…

Holiday Caregiver Stress: Finding the Heart of the Season

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A lovely Elder I knew, (I’ll call her Mary), was really struggling with the care needs of her husband, who was […] Continue Reading…

Best Practices in Home Care Showcase

One of the things that keeps me working in the aging services field is the camaraderie of my colleagues.  They demonstrate a tremendous commitment to and appreciation for Elders […] Continue Reading…

New Year’s Resolutions: Move from a “to DO” list to a “to BE” list.

Like many people at year’s end, I am both looking backward to reflect on all that has happened, and forward to the opportunities and blessings of a new year.

We […] Continue Reading…

The Wisdom of Elderhood; Fact or Fiction?

There is a common cultural ideal that the older one gets, the wiser one grows.  Perhaps that is why we say “there’s no fool like an old fool” — […] Continue Reading…

Don’t wait! You can have a refreshing ‘Retreat’ today!

Mrs. Jenson is a full-time care partner for her husband, who has had a severe stroke. 

It’s very hard work, but she has some help in the home, as well as wonderfully […] Continue Reading…

Eden at Home Certified Trainer Workshop coming to Syracuse!

I'm on the road again!! It is my GREAT pleasure to be able to announce an upcoming Eden at Home Certified Trainer workshop. Please join us for three days of learning and sharing and fun... Don't miss the opportunity to change the culture of care for Elders and care partners in your organization, faith community, community at large, your agency, and your world! It CAN be different... Please be sure to join us! Read the rest of this entry »

A Celtic Formula for Healing

I remember reading once that the Ancient Celtic prescription for physical and emotional healing was “laughter, sorrow, and rest.”  (If you know where I heard this, please let me know and […] Continue Reading…

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