Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

In the aftermath and destruction of Hurricane Ida, many of us are considering what we can do to better prepare for natural disasters and unplanned emergencies.  Add emergency planning together with senior care and aging, and we begin to have an entirely new set of questions.  Have we ever thought about how aging impacts our… Continue reading Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

Communication at the Speed of Life

How often have we heard someone who is younger comment about their difficulty in communicating with an older relative or friend?  Has it been way too long since our last meaningful conversation with our younger friends and family members?  This concern is becoming more common as technology progresses.  Newer forms of staying connected through good… Continue reading Communication at the Speed of Life

Gift Giving on a Limited Budget

As most of you reading this have discovered by now, growing older is not always cheap!  Even with good financial planning, good insurance and a somewhat good bill of health, there are unexpected things that can come up and break the bank pretty quickly.  Because of this, it can make birthdays and gift giving at other holidays… Continue reading Gift Giving on a Limited Budget

Overcoming Loneliness

What is Loneliness? Loneliness is an evasive thing.  People have been studying it for years, especially in elderly adults who seem prone to sadness and isolation.  But, those studies have contradictory data.  Some of them include statistics for people who “feel isolated” while others only study data from people who have been so lonely and… Continue reading Overcoming Loneliness

The Grand City of Abilene, TX

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Abilene, Texas “The Key City” “The Friendly Frontier” Abilene Today Abilene is a city located in both Taylor and Jones Counties of Texas.  The population of the entire Abilene metropolitan area is over 170,000 and is located just off Interstate 20.  The city is roughly divided down the middle by the railroad, which splits the… Continue reading The Grand City of Abilene, TX