Category: Aging and Health

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The Crisis of Loneliness

THE NATIONAL CRISIS CALLED LONELINESS From “LINKED IN” “America is becoming Isolation Nation. Nearly half of respondents to a nationwide survey by health insurer Cigna say they always or sometimes feel alone, and 54% say they feel no one knows them well. Such loneliness is connected to increased risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death. The […]

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KEEP MOVING!

I was leaving the exercise machine area at the gym, after a training session, and when I looked, up I saw her coming. She was pushing her wheelchair toward the exercise area. I said to her how inspired I was by watching her persevere at exercise. She said, “I am 86 years old and I […]

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THE LONELINESS OF CAREGIVING

The AARP Bulletin of August, 2015 features https://www.viagrasansordonnancefr.com/viagra-femme-forum-rezeptfrei/ an article on “Overcoming the Loneliness of Dementia Caregiving.” This fascinating article focuses on the emotional needs of those who care for a https://www.viagrasansordonnancefr.com/viagra-naturel/ loved one with dementia. The author advocates that caregivers make connections, develop confidants, and express feelings. As I work with caregivers of those […]

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Aging in Place

The Star Tribune (Sunday, February 14, 2016, http://www.startribune.com/suburbs-brace-for-wave-of-older-adults-who-want-to-age-in-their-homes/368714601/) reported on issues of aging and housing for the metro area. The National Aging in Place Council (http://www.ageinplace.org/) is working hard to help people live independently in their own homes for as long as they can. Pivot Point Ministry Workshop I will be presenting a workshop for […]

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Reflections From A Wittenberg Coffee Shop-Visiting a Senior and Health Care Center

I went to what used to be called in German an Altenheim, meaning a home for those who are old.  The term is not used much anymore because of a change in health care procedures. It is like in the United State because we no longer use the term nursing home we use the term […]

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  • The Loneliness Factor

    I was at a luncheon that was serving as a listening post for seniors to describe their sense of loneliness and isolation. I knew that the population invited to this luncheon was one that would probably have a higher sense of isolation, but, what I heard was much more intense than I expected. A man […]

  • Social Networks and Aging

    It is interesting that research is showing two demographics experiencing social isolation in such as way as to impact health: Young Adults (18-22) and Senior Adults (65+). I have worked with both populations over the past 50 years and I continue to be amazed at the similarity of the questions raised by both groups and […]

  • An Eye-Opening Awareness: One More Transition for this Guy

    I sat at a luncheon two weeks ago that opened my eyes to a reality that I knew was there, but as the discussion unfolded I began to realize how the discussion, about to take place, was going to expand my thinking. As I listened to the needs of the people with whom I shared […]

  • TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE: LETTING GOD SET THE AGENDA

    When it comes to the human condition and a desire to change, we can become easily frustrated: we think that we want to change … but we really don’t. Paul expresses this contradiction well in Romans 7:15-24: “I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do […]

  • The Crisis of Loneliness

    THE NATIONAL CRISIS CALLED LONELINESS From “LINKED IN” “America is becoming Isolation Nation. Nearly half of respondents to a nationwide survey by health insurer Cigna say they always or sometimes feel alone, and 54% say they feel no one knows them well. Such loneliness is connected to increased risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death. The […]