Do you remember when assisted living facilities and retirement homes were called old-folks-homes? I do. In those days elder care facilities did not have the programming or quality of care that many places, at least in Vermont, offer today. We didn’t know as much then as we know now about aging, dementia, and Alzheimer’s and I’m afraid the care… Read More
Expressive Arts and Memory Loss
Coming of Age
I remember the day very well. I was 11 years old. It was a Sunday. I went into my parent’s room and told my mother it had happened, I knew what I needed to do about it and not tell anyone. “If I can’t tell anyone then neither can you.” she said. And so, I didn’t. There was no gathering… Read More
Who Doesn’t Love A Good Story?
If you are anything like me, few things can compare with the experience of being in the presence of a master storyteller. Someone who can spin a tale so well that we get caught up in it’s threads and lose all sense of time and space until the only thing that exists for us is that world and the web… Read More