Make Young Friends

By Frances Kolarek — Somewhere in my 30s I got a piece of valuable advice from a woman in her 80s. It was in Belgrade, (then) Yugoslavia, where she was visiting her daughter, the wife of a diplomat posted there. Invited to a dinner in her honor, I was deeply impressed that this old woman […]

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Collington’s Respite Cottage

By Joan Zorza — Although Collington has a wide variety of continuing care options, some residents needing care chose to live in independent living housing. Many of them are fully or partially cared for by housemates, who are typically spouses or partners, and less often siblings, parents or children. Collington has long made provisions for […]

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Help is Not a Four-letter Word

By Frances Kolarek — Irony? You better believe it. The greater our need for help, the greater we resist accepting it. Why? Independence. Don’t erode it. Independence — we have a strangle hold on it. “May I help you with that?” An offer to pick up a dropped book, to unlock a mailbox may be […]

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