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Spring has Sprung!

Greetings one and all… Spring has officially sprung according to the calendar. To confirm the arrival of the season, it felt and looked like Spring along the Front Range this week. In fact, a friend of mine noted that daffodils are blooming in her garden. A sure sign of the season. Metaphorically speaking, I am... Read more

The Senior Smuggling Scam

Beware of free vacations, unless you’re prepared for the possibility of an extended stay in a Peruvian prison for unintentionally smuggling 14.5 pounds of cocaine hidden in children’s Bibles. Though it sounds like something out of a film (like Clint Eastwood’s The Mule), it actually happened to two elderly British men last August. It’s one... Read more

Healing is a Process

Greetings one and all… I am writing this reflection as a historic blizzard whips through Colorado. AMAZING to say the very least! All along the Front Range, life as we know it has basically come to a frigid standstill. Mother Nature is making her presence known in a dramatic, if not frightening, way. I am... Read more

Life Transitions: New Beginnings

Greetings one and all… Today I am enjoying a lovely taste of Spring. Granted, it is a wee bit early to confidently shift into the upcoming season. But the seasonal change is on the horizon—which I find incredibly exciting and life-giving. As I enjoy the warmer temps today and the glorious sunshine, I am reflecting... Read more

What are the Signs of Cognitive Impairment?

As people age, they may start presenting certain physical and mental limitations and impairments. And the more apparent the limitations, the more likely they’re noticed and addressed –e.g., mobility issues can be solved with a walker, wheelchair, or mobility scooter; hearing and seeing issues are treated using hearing aids and eyeglasses. But there’s a kind... Read more

Combatting Heart Disease: 7 Keys to a Healthy Heart

We at Preferred Care at Home love all things relating to chocolate, flowers, and celebrations.  While Valentine’s Day has (sadly) come and gone, we also know that February is about more than chocolate and roses.  We join with the American Heart Association (AHA) each February to raise awareness about heart disease so that we and... Read more

Age Well: Smaller, Simpler, and Slower

Greetings one and all… This year, I will celebrate 62 years of life. I feel incredibly blessed and somewhat amazed by this birthday. How did I get here? I’m also pondering how the remainder of my journey will unfold in the days, weeks, and years to come. Although I am blessed to be doing what... Read more

Valentine’s Day and the Art of Enjoying Life

This Valentine’s Day and every day, may your experience childlike delight for the ordinary moments of... Read more

When Should You Stop Driving?

Aging is a swinging door. If in comes strength, stamina, memories and insight then out goes strength, stamina, memories and eyesight. While these changes cannot be stopped, they can and often are ignored when it comes to everyday activities such as driving. In 2016 alone over four thousand elderly drivers died in fatal car crashes,... Read more
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