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Facility vs. Community

By SANDI PETERS,  The buzz word for facilities that house older adults today is ‘community’.  Corporate America has caught on that providing a well-appointed environment is insufficient to foster quality of life.  The new trend seems to re-brand themselves as a ‘community’.  Let’s look at what that word means. The word ‘communis’ is a combination … Continue reading

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Medical Clown

Six months ago, my supervisor burst in the middle of my music group at the psychiatric hospital: “We have two clowns visiting, can they come in? –Of course!” Two grinning youthful men popped into the day room; one wearing a monkey suit, the other dressed in short striped pants with suspenders, colorful socks with a … Continue reading

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LOVE

“With my siblings, we divide the day in three: 7 to 12, 12 to 5 and 5 to the time my mother goes to bed, around 9. This way we can each have one day off. I usually do the middle of the day. My little brother is still working; he does the evening.“ Phil … Continue reading