The Aging Perspective

Fall in Florida, "the art of subtly"

Fall in Florida, "the art of subtly"

Of all the seasons’ fall is the most poetic. Perhaps this is true as we remember fall’s warm color palette, the sounds and smells that inspires time-honored seasonal traditions, or maybe the season just teaches us the importance of letting go of things. For anyone who hasn’t experienced an autumn season it’s hard to explain. Just try describing its vibrant colorful foliage spreading across the landscape, the sound of falling leaves, apple picking season, nighttime hayrides through a cornfield, a Norman Rockwell Indian summer day, and the sharp crisp flowing air that calls out for an extra layer of clothing....

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What I Learned and Always knew about "Iowa Nice"

What I Learned and Always knew about "Iowa Nice"

SW Florida may be a popular vacation spot, for many, but every year I  pack my bags and hit the road for my summer vacation. It was time for a road trip, and this year’s destination was the Iowa State Fair. My first destination was Minneapolis Mn, a young person's city with independent coffee shops on every corner and a sense of purpose felt by everyone enjoying every minute of outside life before the cold settles back in. A city rich in art, diversity, beautiful lakes, and knowing that Bob Dylan played his early music here makes me smile. On...

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The Spirit of America is Alive and Well at "Family Hardware"

The Spirit of America is Alive and Well at "Family Hardware"

  As we celebrate our Nation's independence, this July 4th, I've been searching for that special something that reminds me of what makes us great as a collective group, deserving of the freedom that our forefathers hoped we would aspire to.  There are so many things to be grateful for in this country such as the men and women who risk their lives to keep us safe, nurses and doctors who perform miracles every day, dedicated teachers who help us prepare and inspire our children, and the countless people that perform the jobs every day to keep us feed, comfortable...

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J.S. The Renaissance Man

J.S. The Renaissance Man

J.S. prefers to remain quiet in the back of our adult day center's living room. Each day he removes his colored pencils from his bag along with his ruler and draws from photographs and puzzle boxes the images that seem to catch his eye. It is not that he just a good artist but that he has only been drawing like this since his life-changing event. J- is a man of many talents, past and present. Drawing has become his passion now, and while communicating is difficult; he now lets his art speak for himself. If he sees something that...

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A welcome return to the red " Skinny House" A childhood memory

A welcome return to the red " Skinny House" A childhood memory

Giant castles and faraway place are just some of the images that describe a child’s imagination. For us, it was the skinny house. Tucked away and set back on a modest little street called Grand, in Mamaroneck NY, sits this simple little home we’ve always referred to as the skinny red house. Our history and affection for this place began as a childhood memory as our family drove southbound along the I-95 NY Thruway for frequent visits into the city from our home in Stamford Ct. The anticipation was always there and when you looked over across the eastbound lane,...

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