A LOOK AT INDEPENDENCE

A LOOK AT INDEPENDENCE

With the Fourth of July holiday still a couple of weeks away, advertisers are already turning to the airwaves and print media to urge us Americans to begin getting ready to celebrate – together. And surely this year, as more and more venues shuttered by the pandemic...

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The Time Has Come!

The Time Has Come!

“What time?” you maybe asking. It is time to begin welcoming folks in your communities back into senior centers and congregate meal programs. It is time to send the loud and clear message to them that it is time to “Come Back!” Daily news reports from across the...

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The New Normal

The New Normal

The “new normal” is a phrase that we have all heard before, particularly in recent months, and that the majority of us have probably used ourselves at least once. As we listen or speak, it’s unlikely that we ponder its meaning too deeply or consider it  to be the...

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Re-Entry

Re-Entry

Our last blog, entitled "Openings,” looked with anticipation toward the time – which seems to be fast approaching -- when congregate nutrition programs throughout the nation will open once again and welcome back both familiar clients and new ones. Some, in fact,...

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Openings

Openings

Spring is traditionally a time of openings. First, of course, and both effortlessly and predictably the natural world plays its part. Leaves begin to appear on what have long been bare branches, bulbs push tender shoots up through what has seemed to be fallow ground...

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NFESH Awards Grants

NFESH Awards Grants

One of the “good news” stories being reported these days is the imminent promise of another stimulus check for most Americans. For families and individuals struggling to pay rent or to put food on the table, that is a welcome prospect. It is no secret that many people...

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Age is Taking a More Important Place on Stage Again

Age is Taking a More Important Place on Stage Again

We are all aging – every human being on the planet, and always one day at a time. That is an indisputable fact of life. It’s also a healthy and positive one, or it should be. But that depends on how we look at it. And how society has looked at that natural phenomenon...

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It’s Up to Each of Us

It’s Up to Each of Us

At the end of last month (and last year) the Ninth Edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans – this one for 2020-2025 – was released. It happened, as it generally does, with little fanfare and public acknowledgement. That does not mean, however, that these...

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“Are You Lonesome Tonight?”

“Are You Lonesome Tonight?”

That’s a question that Elvis Pressley made famous when he recorded the hit song by that name in 1960. Elvis was not the first to make that query, even in those exact words. The lyrics of the record, which launched Pressley’s rise to a new level of popularity, actually...

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What A Difference Three Months Can Make

What A Difference Three Months Can Make

For many, if not most, of us and/or our family and friends “of a certain age,” it is often difficult to remember what day or month it is. And that is not because we and they are growing forgetful necessarily. It has more to do with the impact of isolation – the...

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