Still flowering, still fragrant

A carer in one of our homes, now retired, tells about the time she was sitting with two elderly ladies in one of our homes, helping one to eat and encouraging the other.  The conversation went something like this: Dora (to Gertie):  ‘I’ve seen you somewhere before.’ Gertie:    ‘Have you?  I don’t remember seeing you.’ Dora:  ‘I know your face.’ Gertie:  ‘Where did we meet?’ Dora:   ‘When we were on earth.’ Gertie:  ‘Oh, where

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Still flowering, still fragrant

A carer in one of our homes, now retired, tells about the time she was sitting with two elderly ladies in one of our homes, helping one to eat and encouraging the other.  The conversation went something like this: Dora (to Gertie):  ‘I’ve seen you somewhere before.’ Gertie:    ‘Have you?  I don’t remember seeing you.’ Dora:  ‘I know your face.’ Gertie:  ‘Where did we meet?’ Dora:   ‘When we were on earth.’ Gertie:  ‘Oh, where

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Kintsukuroi - a picture of God's grace for the broken
A word we hear often today is that someone is ‘broken’. They’ve experienced a catastrophe, perhaps a betrayal, a bereavement, or something else that has left them heartbroken, feeling shattered and worthless.
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good end of life care allows the person to flower, even though the stem of their life has been cut
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Why you need to guard your heart
Negative emotions have detrimental physical affects, especially if you are caring for a loved one with dementia
No welcome in this church for the Ancient of Days
Church in Minnesota asks its older members to worship somewhere else, while new 30 year old pastor tries to build a new culture with the young.
From the depths of dementia a husband calls out to caregivers
As his wife holds him in his fights with dementia's night terrors, Norm's biggest fear is that he will injure and hurt her. He writes this post so that other caregivers like her will know that it's the illness, and not the person, and that they are not alone.
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Children’s school achievements almost double the national average in a project involving older people
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Ageism - the spanner in the works that could halt a booming British economy
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Precious Christmas Cards lift loneliness
Christmas cards that tell us we are important to others, along with the Christmas message
Thoughts for standing at the Gate of the Year
Thoughts and hopes as we approach the New Year
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Till He appeared, and the soul felt its worth ...
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Now we have the power to end the social care scandal
We now have a secure government with a majority that means it can get things done.  We can be the lever that tips it in the right direction - each one of us adding a weight that eventually moves it. We can end the social care crisis.
Tips for a happy, safe Christmas with an elderly relative
Tips for a happy, safe Christmas with an elderly relative
How a man on the edge of society knew he was valued, and now has eternal life.
It's official - 70 is the new 65
And these shouldn't be allowed to vote?
Ageism amongst 16 - 34 year olds that would deny the vote to over 70s.
Doulas for the dying?
New practice of doulas for the dying
How ‘Guarding your heart’ (Proverbs 23:4) could help to avoid dementia
How guarding your heart, physically and emotionally, can help prevent dementia
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