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Ways To Deal With Grief

Published July 12, 2019 by Donna Mae Scheib

Most of us are probably familiar with the stages of grief as a concept. The Kübler-Ross model by psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in 1961 famously identified the "five stages of grief" as denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance in that order; however, more recent theories have suggested that the order of stages may vary greatly from person to person, include additional stages, and exclude others. In particular, psychologists have started paying more attention to the phenomenon of anticipatory grief: experiencing many of the same feelings in response to an anticipated loss. read more

Anacortes is a small town (population 16,000) in western Washington state, located on Fidalgo Island in Puget Sound. It is about 60 miles north of Seattle, and It is a hub for Washington State Ferries to the San Juan Islands, Victoria, BC, Canada (via Sidney, BC), and Guemes Island, a small island community located north of Anacortes. read more

With age, there is a natural build-up of stress and overall wear on the feet causing foot problems to increase. Think of it this way: People are now living on an average of 30 years longer than 100 years ago, so that is 30 more years of mileage on your feet! read more

In most people's adult lives, there comes a point where we need to talk about difficult subjects with our aging parents. For many of us, it will seem like a role reversal of when we were financially, physically, and emotionally dependent on our parents during childhood. read more

Developing An Emergency Plan

Published June 27, 2019 by Donna Mae Scheib

When you think of an emergency plan, you probably think of various steps you have prepared to take in the event of a disaster such as a fire or storm, or becoming the victim of an accident or crime. These plans typically stay the same as we age, but senior citizens in particular face a new set of concerns: the health and dependency needs that eventually necessitate that they move into a senior living facility. read more

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