The Caregiver’s Cairn: Holiday Blues

Posted on 12/17/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Blog by Jane Barton Greetings one and all… Welcome back to The Caregiver’s Cairn – a sustaining and empowering guide for caregivers and care receivers. I hope you and yours have enjoyed a lovely month since my last posting. I invite you to pour a cup of coffee or hot tea, curl up in a cozy chair, and take a deep breath. It is a busy time of year with the various holidays unfolding at warp speed. The pace is …

The Caregiver’s Cairn: The Power of Stories

Posted on 11/19/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Blog by Jane Barton Greetings one and all… Welcome back to The Caregiver’s Cairn – a sustaining and empowering guide for caregivers and care receivers. I hope you and yours have enjoyed a lovely month since my last posting. I invite you to pour a cup of coffee or hot tea, curl up in a cozy chair, and take a deep breath. It’s time for a break and a moment of reflection. Today, I want to recognize the power of stories …

Creating an Attitude of Gratitude

Posted on 11/17/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Blog by CJay Smith, CEC For many people the Thanksgiving season is the one time of the year where being grateful seems to be the conversation as we gather around the dinner table enjoying the turkey, dressing and all the trimmings. Something that I started to do about three years ago was to concentrate on being grateful all year long, not just on turkey day. What I’ve learned to do is: *Appreciate what I have, and not worry about what I …

Adventures in Living Arrangements

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Cynthia Pasquale For more than 10 years, Jane Barton and a few girlfriends have had an ongoing conversation about sharing a home when they are older. “I want to get older and weirder with people I know and love. Our social networks are incredibly important if we want to age well,” said Barton, an expert on aging issues. This year she became an ambassador for AARP Colorado and travels the state presenting seminars on aging and caregiving. Barton and …

Let Your Creative Juices Flow…

Posted on 10/31/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Blog by CJay Smith, CEC Fall, autumn, whichever you prefer, is my most favorite time of the year. There is something about the smell in the air, the changing of the leaves, a drop in temperature, and an almost slowing down of the world that seems to put me in my most creative mood. For the last three years I have designed and created my own line of all occasion greeting cards made from recycled products. The fact that they are …

The Caregiver’s Cairn: Grief Savvy

Posted on 10/16/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Blog by Jane Barton Greetings one and all… Welcome back to The Caregiver’s Cairn – a sustaining and empowering guide for caregivers and care receivers. I hope you and yours have enjoyed a lovely month since my last posting. I invite you to pour a cup of coffee or hot tea, curl up in a cozy chair, and take a deep breath. It’s time for a break and a moment of reflection. Today, I want to explore a rather daunting …