Latest Blog Posts


formats

Dealing with grief after the death of a beloved pet

Q: We recently lost our wonderful dachshund, Gretchen, who died at the age of 12. Our children have moved away, and some of our friends just don’t understand the scope of our loss and the role this small dog played in

formats

Celebrating Juneteenth

This weekend, communities around the country will recognize and celebrate Juneteenth, an important annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Many of us were taught in school that slavery ended with the signing of the Emancipation

formats

Finding ways to save on groceries, despite rising cost of food

Q: I live in an apartment in a small housing authority development. After paying my essential monthly expenses, I rarely have any money left. My neighbors are in the same situation. We especially worry about the cost of groceries. Do

formats

Getting help with affordable internet

Q: My daughter and son-in-law both lost their jobs this past year due to the pandemic. They still haven’t found secure employment and decided it was best for their two children to move in with me. They needed an internet connection,

formats

Overcoming “re-entry anxiety”

Q: I have spent the last 15 months leaving home only for the most essential reasons. I occasionally saw close neighbors but always wore a face covering and kept a safe distance. Since I live by myself, this was a very

formats

Putting the aging process in perspective

Q: My daughter recently celebrated her 40th birthday. She received many cards and gifts, some humorous, some sentimental, and was treated to a wonderful party. When the festivities were over, she acted a bit down and worried she was “getting old.”