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We Need to Get Comfortable Talking about Death

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.

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Music Therapy in Healthy Aging

Music Therapy in Healthy Aging

by Amanda Rougeau, Community Life Associate  Music therapy is a form of therapy that uses music to achieve non-musical goals. Like traditional therapy, music therapy uses various techniques to achieve motor, behavioral, cognitive, and emotional goals to promote...

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Considering the Implications of “Aging in Place”

by Pamela Leland, PhD, Executive Director  The increasing desire and trend to “age in place” is well-recognized by those of us who support older adults, or, in other words, to stay in their current home versus move to another home as they grow older and their needs...

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