Monthly Archives: March 2017

Presidential surprise for Presbyterian Village

Pictured Left to Right: Anicia Robinson, Director of Life Enrichment; Lelola Martin; Jake Underwood; Marge Bailey; Lelah Burgess; and Vonetta Lewis.

Pictured Left to Right: Anicia Robinson, Director of Life Enrichment; Lelola Martin; Jake Underwood; Marge Bailey; Lelah Burgess; and Vonetta Lewis.

Activity Director Anicia Robinson is always thinking of new and interesting ways to engage our residents. So last September, she came up with an idea to show our appreciation for the men and women who responded to the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

“It READ MORE

Do you really need that knee surgery?

Experts disagree on whether it’s worth going under the knife

By Linda Melone, CSCS for Next Avenue

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You felt it on your last walk when you stepped off a curb the wrong way: a sudden pain and feeling as if your knee were about to give out. Swelling and more pain followed, along with worries that you may need knee surgery.

But would it even help?

A recent READ MORE

Sorry, nobody wants your parents’ stuff

Advice for boomers desperate to unload family heirlooms

By Richard Eisenberg for Next Avenue

Credit: Getty Images

Credit: Getty Images

After my father died at 94 in September, leaving my sister and me to empty his one-bedroom, independent living New Jersey apartment, we learned the hard truth that others in their 50s and 60s need to know: Nobody wants the prized possessions of your READ MORE

Don’t let fear stop you from end-of-life planning

It’s natural to procrastinate, but make this a priority for your loved ones

By Debbie Reslock for Next Avenue

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Credit: Getty Images

When I was in my early 20s, my mom was diagnosed with cancer. It felt like a one-two punch, since my dad had died unexpectedly a few years earlier. Although Mom tried chemotherapy, the results seemed to suggest that READ MORE