More Apps for Seniors

by Charles “Ebbie” Alfree III, Director of Advancement Last year I wrote an article titled, Apps, Making Life Easier for Seniors, for the Daily Local News. With advances in technology occurring on a daily basis…and since we are in the summer movie season...

Finding Romance at Any Age

by Charles “Ebbie” Alfree III, Director of Advancement Recently, two seniors I know started dating. They are spending much time together – taking walks, dining, and playing games. It’s nice to see them enjoying their lives. We often think dating is an...

The Miracle of Vitamin D

By Pamela Leland, PhD, Executive Director  Spring has finally arrived and the sun is shining! We can now more easily get our required daily dose of Vitamin D. Sometimes referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” because your body naturally produces it when exposed to...

Embracing the Aging Process

At our Passover Seder this year, I looked around and couldn’t help but reflect on the three generations surrounding the table.  It made me think about my Jewish traditions and beliefs as we go through life’s stages.  My grandmother lived to be 101 and my father will turn 96 this summer, both of whom remained very active in their latter years.

We Need to Get Comfortable Talking about Death

It happened again recently: someone used the word “if” instead of “when” in referring to their certain, though hopefully distant, death. Sometimes saying “if I die” is appropriate. Maybe you are going to attempt some death-defying acrobatic routine and you want to make sure that your affairs are in order in case the stunt fails. However, I notice that it is pretty common for people to use the phrase “if I die” when what they really mean is “when I die.” They use “if I die” as if they might, in fact, be someone who won’t die.

I’m always recommending The Hickman. As long-time residents in the area, this is our community. Living here has given my Dad a sense of belonging... a feeling of home.”

The staff here really do care. I enjoy the social aspects, and the food is excellent.”

Within the first week, my Dad settled in. Not long after that, he said one day 'I'm glad it was my idea to come here.”

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