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History Branch

Do you have a story to tell?

Perhaps you know someone who has a unique story to tell. We would love to be a part of keeping the history alive and sharing it with future generations. Aging Tree...

Using Nostalgia to Honor the Memory of a Parent or Spouse

Need a mood change? Want to connect to others? Eager to cope with a current challenge? Try a little nostalgia! Find a retro fashion item, listen to oldies but goodies tunes, and let...

History of Assisted Living

Caring for a loved one as they turn 65 and older can be a frustrating and stressful undertaking. This article aims to provide some historical context on issues centered on care for...

Learn About Alzheimer’s Disease Information

Many who reach 60 and over will experience forgetting a person’s name, on a temporary basis. But forgetting what car keys are for or how to find our way home are signs of a more...

The Evolution of Nursing in America

Nursing has evolved to unprecedented degree, surprising to colonial midwives, but probably not to America’s first “professionally trained” nursing pioneers like...

April Fool’s Day

Most events noted on the calendar are traceable to a significant historical person, event, or religious observance. Not so April Fool’s day – a day given to jokes and pranks on...

Will You Be My Valentine

What do ancient Roman religious rites, Papal edicts, medieval beliefs, and English poets have to do with one of America’s favorite holidays? Quite a lot! While today...

Yesterday’s Diary

SNOWBIRDS: Annual Tribute to Florida’s Idyllic Image Every season brings change and in Florida one sign of Winter is the arrival of “snowbirds.” Since World War II,...

History of Father’s Day in the U.S.

Father’s Day owes it place in the U.S. secular calendar to the success of Mother’s Day. Both holidays emerged in the nostalgia tinged era before World War I began in 1914, an...

History of Medicare

Happy Birthday, Medicare and Medicaid! You’re 50 years old and amazingly popular. As the twin foundations of government health insurance in the U.S., these programs make it...
Articles
Top 10 “Worries” of Older Americans – Part 3: False Confidence, When to Consider Giving Up Driving and our Desire to Remain Independent.
In this issue, you’ll find the final part of the 3-part series entitled Aging Happy: Top 10 “Worries” of Older Americans. Here we will address the topics of False...
Top 10 “Worries” of Older Americans Part 2: Cutting Costs, Staying in Your Own Home, Sudden Bills and Financial Security
Part 2: Cutting Costs, Staying in Your Own Home, Sudden Bills and Financial Security Let’s address 4 more issues on the Top 10 “Worries” of Older Americans: Cutting...
From Despair to Delight: A story of Self-Sacrifice through love, service and faith
Helene’s Near Misses — A legacy of caring and daring greatly Helene Kereluk of DeLand is the queen of near misses. Or, she simply may be the most fortunate...
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