Monthly Archives: June 2011

Rest peacefully my loving Dad


Ronald Richard Kirkwood September 19, 1942 - June 21, 2011 I love you Dad! I know you are happy now.Your heart will forever live on through mine.

Some Basic Computer Rules for Aging Parents’ Computers (via As Our Parents Age)


Are you helping to maintain and secure a computer for your aging parent? Do you find yourself spending lots and lots of time explaining why NOT to click on a button or an update screen, even when windows seem to swoop in and personally invite a user to click (or worse download)? Here is an explanation that just may help an aging senior understand, concretely, what's going on. Brian Krebs, over at the blog Krebs on Security, has posted 3 Basic Rul … Read More

via As Our Parents Age

Music and Laughter Improve Health (via Home Care Assistance of Greenville’s Blog)


Music and Laughter Improve Health A new study reveals that listening to upbeat music and laughter can have as much of a positive effect on your blood pressure as losing ten pounds!  The study, which was conducted at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, showed an average drop of five to six points in systolic blood pressure over a three month period.  In contrast, the control group did not experience any drop in blood pressure. The researchers randomly assigned 90 ind … Read More

via Home Care Assistance of Greenville's Blog

“Ella at 112”


With a life spanning three centuries, there were only 7 people on earth older than Ella Schuler when she passed in May, 2011. She grew up in a tiny farm town in Kansas and in this video shot in January, 2010, she exhibits her remarkable life and spirit! Here talking to her grandson Tom Schuler.

Coping With Death and Dying (via Raw Minimum)


Coping With Death and Dying When death stares us in the face it is always a shock. We build our lives to believe that we will live forever and that death will come later-when we are ready. We all like to believe that we will grow old and die in our sleep just shortly after the passing of our spouse and it will be peaceful. No one ever wants to think about losing a child or dying before that golden age. Sometimes we know its coming. Sometimes it comes when you least expect i … Read More

via Raw Minimum

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