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New Year, New You!

    by Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper (If you would like a signed copy of our Blog Series, simply complete the form below.) Time does seem to fly.  We’re already through January and on our way to Spring.  In February, we will gain one hour and eight minutes of daylight.  What will …

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Who Packs Your Parachute

by Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant for The Piper (If you would like a signed copy of our Blog Series, simply complete the form below.) A friend recently sent me a link to an inspirational website that asked the question, “Who packs your parachute?” It is based on a true story about Captain Charles Plumb, US …

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Age Appropriate

by Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant for The Piper (If you would like a signed copy of our Blog Series, simply complete the form below.)   What does it mean to be age appropriate? Remember the phrase “Act your age, not your shoe size?” Your mom said it to shame you into acting more grown-up! I …

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Fun Is Anti-Aging

by Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant for The Piper (If you would like a signed copy of our Blog Series, simply complete the form below.) I’ve got a product for you. It’s guaranteed to reduce signs of aging such as grumpiness, boredom, irritability, loneliness, poor appetite, insomnia, dementia, weakness, stiffness, pain, arthritis, ad nauseam. The magic …

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Still More Lessons From the Fall

Connie Mason Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support The lessons from my fall and the resulting handicap continue to teach me lessons. Probably the most profound realization is the way strangers look or don’t look at you when riding in a wheelchair. You get a navel-level view of the world, …

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More Lessons From the Fall

Connie Mason Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support The fall created a deep sense of vulnerability.  Most of us are not fond of feeling helpless. Laying head down on concrete with my legs still on the stairs, I was temporarily frozen. Everyone raced over to help and all I could …

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Another Lesson From the Fall

Connie Mason Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support In my last article I shared about a recent incident that earned me a ride in an ambulance. During that ride and in the ER, I heard the following statement several times: “Elderly woman has fallen down a flight of stairs.”  I …

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The Fall or The Fall Becomes a Teacher

Connie Mason Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support It happened August 12, 2018, or did it happen thousands of years ago in the book of Genesis. I took a shortcut down a flight of stairs ending head down on concrete.  The left side of my body took a beating which …

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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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