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Behind the Wheel
1 month ago

Behind the Wheel

When Keith Bronnitt, a Scarsdale resident, travelled to England to visit his parents, he’d take the train from Gatwick Airport to his parents’ town, where his father would be waiting …
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Our First Snowstorm
2 months ago

Our First Snowstorm

My mother, Jean Lane Taylor, was so many things to me: best friend, confidante, and cheerleader. After my dad’s death, our household consisted of just the two of us. Of …
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The Importance of Living Wills
2 months ago

The Importance of Living Wills

In our previous article, Understanding a Health Care Proxy*, we followed Richard, an 81-year-old widower, who had named his daughter Beth as his Health Care Agent in his health care …
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A Mother’s Day Story: Anna and Betty
2 months ago

A Mother’s Day Story: Anna and Betty

To understand the deep connection between 89-year-old Anna Sagatalian and her daughter Betty, one has to go back to when Anna was a child, born of immigrant Armenians, some of …
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Judy and Shirley: The Power of Positivity
2 months ago

Judy and Shirley: The Power of Positivity

The quality Judy Friedlaender most admires in her mother is her ability to stay positive. “For as long as I can remember, she has been able to see the good …
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Spring Cleaning Tips
3 months ago

Spring Cleaning Tips

Many of us grew up in households where spring cleaning was an annual ritual. Personally, I always dreaded being dragged into the process. Once I owned my own home, though, …
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Welcoming A Caregiver Into Your Home
3 months ago

Welcoming A Caregiver Into Your Home

The search for a caregiver, whether hiring through an agency or privately, can be an intimidating process. You are sharing personal information with people new to your life and opening …
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Max, Lucy, Duke… Why Pets Are Good For Your Health
4 months ago

Max, Lucy, Duke… Why Pets Are Good For Your Health

Peggy Van Tassell doesn’t need an alarm clock. Every morning at 7, she’s gently nudged awake by Isis, her yellow Labrador Retriever – named for the Egyptian goddess. “We get …
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Swapping Stories and Memories
4 months ago

Swapping Stories and Memories

“Volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless” – Unknown

When 79 year-old John Gibbons, a native of Ireland, retired from his position …
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A LOVE STORY: 61 YEARS AND COUNTING
4 months ago

A LOVE STORY: 61 YEARS AND COUNTING

Debbie and Donald Berman, Dave to his friends, have been married for 61 years. Their mothers were friends and the two of them had known each other since they were …
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