by Marji Wisniewski From the moment I drove into Silver Maples, I could sense that cozy neighborhood feeling. The red brick and white trim adorning the buildings provide an instant feeling of unity. The beautiful, landscaped grounds show how much love and care is put into the community. Driving around the villas you can also see examples of self-expression with the porch decorations each resident carefully chooses. But it was after talking with Silver Maples’ Executive Director and CEO, Julie Deppner, that I realized the warmth inside this planned senior living community where they celebrate friendship and a passion for life. [...]
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By Kylee Doty When I was a freshman in college, I started writing poetry and recording it for YouTube. I would write about the world, love, and all the things that felt important enough to communicate to other people. One day, thinking about these topics, I started to wonder how many people had something they wanted to say to another person that they just couldn’t. This could be for many reasons: the person could have passed away, fallen out of touch, or been very toxic, among other things. I decided to begin a project that would allow people an alternative way [...]
By Christy Howden What is Pickleball? Only a short time ago, this would be the first question people would ask upon hearing of the sport. However, now that pickleball has become the fastest-growing sport in the country, most are familiar with the game. If it’s still a new concept to you, think of pickleball as a combination of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It’s easy to learn the rules, and fun to play! Pickleball is gaining in popularity, largely because it’s accessible to a wide range of players. You can begin playing at any age, and continue long into your senior [...]
By Melissa Joy When I first agreed to write this article, I wasn’t sure what the topic would be. But sometimes the universe will point you in the right direction. As a financial planner, I am given the opportunity to know people throughout many stages of their lives. And a compelling story I have to tell is about Betty Blair, a special octogenarian who I had to bid farewell to earlier this summer. When I first met Betty eight years ago, she did not feel heard by her financial advisor and had asked a trusted friend for recommendations. Fortunately, he gave [...]
By Nancy Kelley How has your fitness routine evolved over the last two years? With most gyms, small fitness studios, local YMCAs and other recreation centers now fully open for in-person workouts, it may feel like pre-pandemic times. You might think it natural or necessary to go back to your pre-pandemic schedule. But some of us have changed our routines for the better. Personally, I fell madly in love with my new hybrid schedule and have no intention of ever giving it up. When the pandemic hit, I was lucky to be able to keep up my Pilates workouts, because the [...]
by Monica Brancheau Saying goodbye is always difficult. Whether it is a goodbye you welcome or one you don’t, the finality of the goodbye may bring up emotions that would otherwise remain dormant. I remember the first time I dropped off my infant daughter at daycare when I went back to work for the first time. She was so tiny, all of 8 weeks old. Leaving her there, in her car seat, with my pumped breast milk and all of her blankies, was excruciating. It was my first time being away from her for 8 hours. I did not want to [...]