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Activities

Matthew Gallardo

Rekindle a passion and make money

Working in the senior care industry, I often encounter older adults and retirees who are looking for ways to stay active and engaged, plus make a difference in other people’s lives. It’s equally important to encourage the idea of aging with zest and purpose along by exercising the mind, body, and soul. Fortunately, there are a variety ways to achieve these goals as we age.

Teri Weiman, SSD-AD

Why the boxing gloves?

It must be my optimistic nature that makes me think, “Why use a pair of boxing gloves when a feather will do?” Those of you in social services know what I mean when I say, “Why go for the jugular?” You are just trying to help (schedule/resolve/plan/assess), right?

Teri Weiman, SSD-AD

Building trust

I cheerfully met our new resident, Maria. She was accompanied by her daughter and son and was noticeably defying this change in her environment. She folded her arms across her chest and gave me eye contact. I could tell by her facial expressions that Maria wanted desperately to communicate with me but felt neither safe nor adequate in expressing her feelings.

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