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The Back Nine

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant, The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support I love it when readers send me emails that pertain to issues on aging.  There is so much written, and occasionally, there is a gem. Someone sent along an article that used the phrase “being on the back nine” as a metaphor for growing …

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Plan For A Future

Connie Michaelis Lifestyle consultant at The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support Everyone talks about planning for the future.  Financial advisors, funeral home directors, health and life Insurance companies are in the business of helping you plan. Physicians will predict your future health status based on your current physical indicators. If your A1C keeps going …

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Where’s Your Owner’s Manual?

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support Wouldn’t it be nice to have an Owner’s Manual for becoming a Superager? The chapters would be: installation, powering on, operating the controls, changing the settings, servicing the machine, ordering replacement parts, and of course, the handy troubleshooting section.  Oh, and wouldn’t we …

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Home is Healing

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant for The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support When you’re sick, do you automatically think about getting home as quickly as possible?  When employees leave work because of illness, they want to go home to get better. We all want to crawl into our own bed, have a loved one bring …

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Superagers

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support An article by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer, described a new designation for those Seniors over 80 that have amazing memories. They are now called Superagers. I love the title and will adopt it going forward. She says, “It’s pretty extraordinary for people …

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The Aging Placebo

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support Placebo comes from the Latin word meaning ‘I shall please.’  It is a substance with no active therapeutic effect.  A placebo is given to a person in order to deceive them into thinking that it is an active treatment. In drug testing, a …

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The Value of Slow

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant for The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support In the book “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry,” author Rachel Joyce tells the fictional story of a man named Harold Fry, who is making a pilgrimage on foot to see a dying friend. His journey is over 600 miles!  It evolves into …

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Who Stole Your Identity?

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support Having your identity stolen and used in nefarious ways is a daily news topic.  Even infants who have social security numbers may be at risk.  Elders are warned about protecting their personal information from scammers who call and offer opportunities that sound legitimate.  …

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Chapter 2018

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support What will your 2018 chapter be? Are you planning ahead for a great year?  I like to think of life as a book, each year is a chapter with a beginning, middle, and end.  You never know the full picture until the year …

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Goal Setting for a Long Life

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant for The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support Three sisters born in Muskogee, Oklahoma met for a reunion in 2014. The only unusual fact was the sisters were 102, 104 and 110 years old!  It was a dream of theirs to be together again after a ten-year separation.  With the help …

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