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It’s time to rethink our views on elders

“The death of an old person is like the loss of a library” — African Proverb. January is always a tough month. It just seems that the papers are filled with obituaries of past clients. In particular, the news of Gwyn Frayne and her prognosis of terminal lung cancer struck a chord. A social worker Read more…

‘Listening for legacy’

Yesterday, I had the lovely opportunity to connect with one of my clients over lunch. One of the greatest gifts I receive in my line of work is having the chance to share life stories, be it theirs or mine. Working with an aging population provides an appreciation to sit and think about life – Read more…

Grandparents – A lifetime of memories

“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humour, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.” ~Rudolph Giuliani I’ve just finished baking cookies. As I pull out the ooey-gooey tray of sinful delights, I can’t help but think of my grandmother and a rush Read more…

Grandparents – A love that defines generations

“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humour, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.” –Rudolph Giuliani I’ve just finished making cookies. If you must know, they are my famous killer peanut butter fudge cookies. Okay, okay, so I didn’t invent the recipe Read more…

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“You are amazing! What I tried to do in 2 months, you did in 1 week. You’ve helped us navigate the system, made sense of Mom’s disease, and gave back her independence and control. Thank you for making such a difference in Mom’s life and giving us, her family, complete peace of mind.”

– Mike G., Nanaimo, BC

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