Aging

Sunny Vale Memory Care 

The longest of my all essay final for Intro to Dementia was to choose a space for PWD (persons with dementia) to receive services, be it their own home, a skilled nursing facility, assisted living facility or adult day program and show in 3-4 pages, what special attention to details of dining, lighting, safety I’d […]

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Eulogy Practice

Emory was, to me, the epitome of a southern gentleman. For this reason, although we grew to be quite close, I always felt the need to call him “Mr.Brooks.” Several months after I’d started working with Scott Boulevard, I was visiting with Emory, and he said to me: “you know, Sayra (he used my Alabama […]

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“Pie” Love You

Our chair of deacons told me tonight that I’m apparently on June’s bad list. When Norma suggested June ask me for a ride to church sometime, June became all huffy and said “That little girl promised me a pie today. It’s four, and still no pie. She said she’d bring a lemon cream pie. She […]

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Be Still and Know

I got to do some writing while I was at the conference last week. I was sitting on the porch of my mountain cabin at Brasstown Valley Resort, the sun was setting, the air around me was warm but not sweltering, the crickets abuzz and the birds singing their evening song. For a minute, I […]

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