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Responding to the Unexpected – Leaning into Uncertainty

Responding to the Unexpected – Leaning into Uncertainty

By Pamela Leland, PhD, Executive Director A recent broken leg, with its resulting surgery, wheelchair, crutches and physical therapy, has reminded me yet again that the very nature of life is change. Some of us already know this intimately. We have faced unexpected...

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Technology’s Impact on the 21st Century Funeral

Technology’s Impact on the 21st Century Funeral

Written by Charles "Ebbie" Alfree III, Director of Advancement  The use of technology has become the great pastime for the 21st century. With smartphones dominating almost everyone in the world…individuals are constantly communicating with family members, friends, and...

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Medicare, I’m Confused!

Medicare, I’m Confused!

by Jen Harris, Communications and Outreach Manager  As this year continues to fly by, open enrollment for Medicare in 2019 is quickly approaching.  Medicare is very complex and confusing.  However, APPRISE, Pennsylvania’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program,...

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The Not So Silver Screen

The Not So Silver Screen

by Charles "Ebbie" Alfree III, Director of Advancement  Every year about 600 films are released in the United States and millions of people are flocking to multiplexes and art houses to see them. However, I’ve heard some older adults say they don’t feel there is...

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Letting Go of the Wheel

Letting Go of the Wheel

by Samantha Fruchtman, Development Associate. My father turned 96 last month and it was only a few years ago that he gave up driving. My sisters and I did not have to intervene as he thankfully recognized his limitations and he didn’t want to get into an accident...

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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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