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Whole-Person Care at the End of Life

I recently went to the doctor for an initial consultation. After the doctor entered the room and shook my hand, she did something which, to me, was amazing. She sat down, looked me in the eye and compassionately said, “Tell me your story.” This doctor had my chart. She knew my medical history. I knew from a few things she...
 

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Learning Life Lessons at the Knees of the Dying

This blog is the second in a series of reflections from the 3rd annual Symposium with Dr. Ira Byock on October 12, 2018, Abundant Aging Through the End of Life. After coming home from United Church Homes’ Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging’s 2018 Annual Symposium, featuring keynote Dr. Ira Byock, my husband and I went to Ann...
 

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Spirituality of Gratitude

When I was a new pastor visiting congregational members in the hospital, I was surprised when some would deny pain or brush aside comfort. Instead, they would say, “I’m just grateful I have life,” even though they were grappling with cancer, serious diseases or debilitating pain. At first, I viewed their gratitude suspiciously. Was it just a pat answer to...
 

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Tax Reform Needs Response Now

Tax reform is on a fast track for a vote before Christmas. There are many details in the House and Senate versions to be reconciled. Four major proposals could potentially affect the ministry of United Church Homes and the lives of older adults:
  1. Elimination of medical expense deduction on Schedule A. Many of our residents rely on this offset to their bills...
     

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Wisdom Conversations: Our Narratives of Aging

January 06, 2019 @ 07:00 pm

Miami Valley LGBT Horizons of Aging Summit

February 11, 2019 @ 08:30 am

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Comprehensive Campaign for Abundant Life

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