April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

I am a retired Diagnostic Imaging Technologist. The last five years of my career were spent as a Clinical Education Specialist in Nuclear Medicine. I am passionate about teaching and enjoy seeing the light of knowledge fill a person’s eyes when they understand the information presented. In 2004, I completed a Volunteer Tutor Training course […]

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Curling up with a good book

For many, sitting down to read a good book is a favorite pastime. Whether it’s getting caught up in a juicy mystery or reading a tried-and-true favorite, reading is a great way to take some time for yourself. In addition to being a great way to spend an afternoon, reading also has many known health […]

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The Dementia Rosary by Matt Estrade

The Peace with Dementia Rosary, a book written in Covington, LA, is the foundation of a “ministry for memory impairment’ created by Catholic gerontologist Matthew Estrade. Estrade, who earned his Master’s in Gerontology at UL Monroe in 2017, wrote the book to be a family primer on dementia and a devotion to the Holy Rosary.  […]

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Let’s get cooking!

Do you enjoy cooking? Perhaps you have many pleasant memories of working in the kitchen, making your favorite recipes with the flair of Julia Child. Perhaps you used to dread coming home and having to cook after a long day at work. Maybe you are single or living with a spouse and find cooking for […]

Love and growing older

Whether you are single, dating, or have been married for many years, today is a good day to reflect on the love in our lives. Many older adults deal with loneliness, either due to divorce or death of their spouse. According to Dr. Maria Baratta in Psychology Today, many older who find themselves single may […]

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Should I be a mentor?

Older adults throughout different cultures are revered for their wisdom and experience. The younger generations greatly benefit from their elders imparting their wisdom and sharing their life lessons. There is also the added benefit of reducing social isolation for seniors while fostering intergenerational connectedness. Numerous studies have shown the benefit of mentorship programs between older […]