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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…

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…

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”…

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.…

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…

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,…

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,…

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…

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…

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…