Lifestyles

People to people

Jul 22nd, 2021 | By
People to people

For two social-connections programs offered through Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSN), it’s all about people. Senior Companion assigns volunteers to regularly visit isolated or disabled residents of Pierce and Kitsap counties. During visits, they can chat, play cards or share hobbies, among other activities. The companions also accompany their clients on short errands or doctor
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Don’t control aging parents; instead, work with them

Jul 8th, 2021 | By

“I want to control my aging parents, but I think I’m going to lose this battle.” This quote in a recent Wall Street Journal article refers specifically to one woman’s wish that she could rein in her older parents from resuming their usual pre-COVID social life now that they’re vaccinated.  She’s worried that despite the
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Nothing to fear but fear itself in post-career life

Jun 22nd, 2021 | By
Nothing to fear but fear itself in post-career life

If you are approaching – or already living – your post-career life, you likely have had to face the fact that this is a stage that can stretch for decades, all without the structure that a career or raising a family provided. Now, probably for the first time, you are completely in charge of how
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TECHNOLOGY: When it’s time to give up a smartphone, what then?

Jun 10th, 2021 | By

At first, Dr. Robert Zorowitz thought his 83-year-old mother was confused. She couldn’t remember passwords to accounts on her computer. She would call and say programs had stopped working. But over time, Zorowitz realized his mother — a highly intelligent woman who was comfortable with technology ― was showing early signs of dementia. Increasingly, families
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