Leite, president and CEO of M. Quinn Designs, incorporates faith into each
plan. One of the services she provides, Pack-N-Move, helps seniors make the
best decisions for their future.
The Extremes of Virginia is an in-depth look at the economic and social disparity that exists in the Southwest, Southside and Eastern Shore regions of the state.
UXBRIDGE, Mass. — After Todd Smith's mother died, he took care of
other elders. After they died, he was left homeless.More
There are also others who count their days toward retirement with
detailed plans for relocation, coursework already selected at local colleges
and new memberships in all sorts of volunteer, exercise and learning
communities. For most people, including myself, it is probably a mix of both:
joyful anticipation of the fruits from decades of hard work as well as a sense
of scrambling when we lose our footing in familiar structures.More
Modern medicine can work wonders. However, in order to be
effective, medicine needs to be taken safely, according to prescribing
guidelines, and patients and health care providers need to be vigilant about
the dangers of drug interactions. When it comes to medication use, seniors take
more prescription and over-the-counter drugs than any other age group, and they
are most likely to experience problems because of their medications.More
Turns out I'm an immigrant in the 21st century. And so is my
Surrounded by her children, grandchildren and a
great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Donaldson opened a manila
envelope handed to her by Emily Gerke. She slowly pulled out
a small towel with "Home is where our story begins" printed
on it in swirling cursive letters. As she unfolded it, more
messages appeared - all handwritten. Her eyes darted across
the fabric as Gerke explained to her what she was seeing.
Most new parents go through "baby sticker shock" when they
start to realize the cost of raising that dear, sweet,
precious little person - for 18 years.
Shortly after her husband was drafted into the military,
Stella Garcia helped pack up their little family and move to
Northern Virginia. They arrived from Texas Sept. 18, 1950, a
day she still remembers well. Over the next 66 years, Garcia
and her family made their home in the soon-to-be created
More than 100 members of Arlington Catholic Charities' Parish
Liaison Network (PLN) recently gathered at Our Lady of Good
Counsel Church in Vienna for a daylong meeting on
"Strengthening Senior Services in our Parishes."
Many retirees whose nests have long been empty are finding
themselves the caretakers of those who cared for them as
chicks. Whether at home, or in a nursing home, many of these
loved ones can become frustrated with their loss of
independence and failing health. By the end of the day, the
caregiver's seemingly unappreciated struggle can cause them
to feel very alone.