Articles by Jane W. Barton, Author - Preferred Care at Home
Greetings one and all… Over the past few weeks, I have once again been reminded of the human need and desire for meaningful relationships. Whether reading a book, chatting with friends, or presenting programs, I hear the message loud and clear—“We need each other in the good times and the bad.” So, who you gonna […]
A few months ago, I sensed the growing urge to clear the decks in my home. Although I am not a neat freak, needless clutter tends to annoy me. Plus, as I get older, I have a growing desire to lighten the load—a sentiment shared by many of my friends as well. If and when […]
Greetings one and all… Today, I am curious as to how you see Life. Are you focused on the here and now? Or, do you worry about what may happen in the days and weeks to come—focusing on what might be? Perhaps you are too distracted by demands and responsibilities to focus on anything. Regardless […]
Greetings one and all… Last week I presented a new program on aging – Aging from the Inside Out. I invited people to view aging from a different perspective. Instead of focusing on the outward, physical manifestations of aging (grey hair, wrinkles, etc.), I focused on the evolution of the mind, heart, and spirit. A […]
Greetings one and all… Over the past two months, I had the opportunity to meet people throughout the state of Colorado at various conferences, workshops, and educational events. Whether in the Denver Metro area or in a remote mountain village, I heard stories and witnessed situations reflective of the time honored adage that we reap […]
Greetings one and all… If we are to enjoy a successful life – personally and professionally – the ability to communicate effectively is vitally important. Communication is the process of sharing or exchanging information, ideas, news, and stories. Effective communication entails the transmission AND the reception of the message. Furthermore, if we are to communicate […]
Greetings one and all… Regardless of where you live, it has been a rather stormy Spring season—to say the very least! Whether watching the television or logging into the internet, I read headlines about the recent tornadoes in the mid-west, the historic flooding in Oklahoma and other states, and the dire predictions of massive flooding […]
Greetings one and all… In the fall of every year, I contemplate possible ideas for programming in the upcoming year. I review the latest publications on all aspects of aging, end-of-life care, and caregiving. I scan trusted websites in search of themes and consistent concerns. Last year, my efforts exposed serious issues as well as […]
Greetings one and all… This past weekend, I attended an annual Caregiver Pampering Day held in a small community to the north of Denver. This particular caregiver event has a long history due to the passion and the support of local organizations and agencies, professional service providers, and community members. I had the honor to […]
Greetings one and all… Every year, my challenge as an educator is to create innovative, relevant programs for my clients and audiences. Consequently, I invest significant time and effort in reviewing the latest research and publications related to aging, caregiving, and end-of-life care. Every year without exception, a theme emerges reflecting societal concerns, needs, and/or […]
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