Aging Well

Historical Perspective Until recent years, we generally looked at “aging” as that period after 65 when one would retire and often adopt a leisurely lifestyle – travel, the golf course, perhaps a move to another climate. Annual program evaluations were generally limited to current activities without looking at emerging trends among those seeking our services. We may not […]

When The Written Word Is Not Understood: A look into the language of the provider and the client

We spend years learning a language that is part of what makes us a social service provider or a professional. That is quickly followed by employment that requires an additional language laced with acronyms. Oh how good it feels to use that terminology with our coworkers. Ah, but then as we begin to provide direct service, we quickly have to learn another language – that of the people we work with if we expect to be understood.