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Plan For A Future

Which statement is more powerful: Plan For The Future or Plan For A Future? I had a major paradigm shift when I thought about what a huge difference one little word makes.  Planning for a future is a hundred times more potent because it empowers the individual to take charge of the future. Planning for …

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Human Rights for Elders

Connie Michaelis, Marketing Consultant, The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support The first sentence of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948 by the United Nations reads, “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice …

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Be a Fountain

Connie Michaelis, Marketing Consultant, The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support Fountain of youth, right this way!  The market place is counting on that fact that you are searching for this illusive promise. So much media advertisement is focused on ‘anti-aging.’  There is big money in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food supplements, exercise equipment, gyms et.al. Quite …

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Life After Loss

Connie Michaelis Marketing Consultant The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support I read an inspiring article about a woman who had recently been widowed and her discovery of how much strength came to her.  So many tasks that her husband had handled fell to her and she miraculously had the power to do them.  She …

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When To Speak

Connie Michaelis, Marketing Consultant, The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support Have you noticed that after a loved one passes on, we no longer think about their weaknesses, but focus on their virtues? My sisters and I were making that observation about our mom.  In the time since her passing we are continually “rediscovering” the …

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Hidden Treasure

Connie Michaelis, Marketing Consultant, The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support Have you ever discovered a hidden treasure in your home that was worth a lot of money? All along, it was right under your nose and suddenly it was revealed.  What if there was a financial benefit available to you that you knew nothing …

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Are You a Goal Setter?

Connie Michaelis, Marketing Consultant, The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support I highly recommend every Elder, medical and senior care professional read Dr. Atul Gawande’s book ‘Being Mortal.’ His message is directed to the medical community and elders to make informed decisions about their continuing care.  He says, “There is a messy intersection of science …

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Age Rage

Connie Michaelis, Marketing Consultant for The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support I had a bad case of road rage. I was driving on I-70 and got into some road construction. The traffic narrowed to one lane and the speed limit suddenly became 65 miles per hour. I could certainly live with that, but I …

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How Young Are You?

Connie Michaelis, Marketing Consultant for The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support Have you ever lied about your age? Some folks do a little fudging, either up or down, depending on the time of life. If I ask how old do you feel, would that be a different number? Age is a fickle thing. Some …

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How Did I Get Here?

Connie Michaelis, Marketing Consultant for The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support Have you asked yourself that question, “How did I get here?” It seems to come up in my life frequently. Like sitting at the high school graduation of a grandchild. I think, “How could time have passed so fast, I was just at …

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