The Crabby Old Man

A poem called "The Crabby Old Man" has made the rounds for years. It turns out the story behind the poem is not accurate, but it still contains a useful message. He may seem crabby, but the man is simply feeling lonely, isolated, invisible, and depressed.

By |2019-10-28T15:09:36-05:00October 28th, 2019|Health News|2 Comments

On healing a moral injury

Have you ever done or witnessed something that made you feel sick inside because it violated your moral code? And ever since you seem lost and maybe even broken? There's a term for what you may be feeling — moral injury — and Volunteers of America Northern New England is trying to do something about it.

By |2019-10-20T09:37:34-05:00October 2nd, 2019|Health News|1 Comment

Test your balance

Let's face it. As we age, a lot of things don't work quite as well as they used to. Balance, for instance, can be an issue. But guess what? There are ways to assess and lower your risk of losing your balance and falling.

By |2019-09-17T18:38:54-05:00September 17th, 2019|Health News|0 Comments

Getting your affairs in order

It's so easy to procrastinate about things, especially when they involve matters you'd rather not think about. Like not being able to speak or act on your own behalf. Or dying. But getting your affairs in order while you still can is a smart thing to do and we've got some useful information on how to get started.

By |2019-06-25T15:51:19-05:00May 28th, 2019|Health News|0 Comments

Should you still be driving?

If you're worried about a loved one's ability to drive, it can become a challenging situation — for many reasons. That's when someone like Heather Shields can step in and help. She assesses people's driving skills and not only makes recommendations but also helps families come up with a workable plan.

By |2019-06-25T15:51:20-05:00May 3rd, 2019|Health News|3 Comments