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Time heals …

Time heals …

Those of us who grieve the loss of someone we dearly loved are often reassured by others that “time heals all wounds.” Our own life experience speaks to the truth of that statement, yet there are things to consider and validate. First and foremost, we know of course that time itself does not heal but rather what goes on during this time and what we choose to do with this time is the real healing agent.

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10 Senior Mealtime Challenges

10 Senior Mealtime Challenges

Courtesy of Scott Johnson from HomeInstead Senior Care.

You probably instinctively know that your elderly loved one is facing obstacles when it comes to enjoying healthy meals. There may be more than you think. Research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network reveals 10 mealtime challenges that could impact senior health.

The following percentages refer to the number of seniors who believe these are challenges for older people who live alone. After each are tips for how to make the ...

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Ward Funeral Homes Palliative Care Educational Seminar

Ward Funeral Homes Palliative Care Educational Seminar

Mark this date in your calendar – Wednesday, November 21st 2012 – because you will want to attend the Ward Funeral Homes Palliative Care Educational Seminar with Presenter, Dr. Sarah Hales, Psychiatrist and Coordinator of Psychiatry Services within Psychosocial Oncology & Palliative Care at Princess Margaret Hospital. Dr. Sarah Hales, will share her expertise, experiences and an overview of the process relative to the “CALM” (Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully) program at the Princess of Margaret Hospital.

Event Details:
Wednesday, November ...

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LongTerm Care Insurance Seminar

LongTerm Care Insurance Seminar

FREE Seminar hosted by Widowed.ca service provider Emma McLennan.

Host: Emma McLennan, Sales Representative, Keller Williams VIP Realty

Presenter: Paris Nosè, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investment

Date: Tuesday November 29, 2011

Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Location: Keller Williams VIP Realty
245 Stafford Rd. W. (at Moodie)
3rd Floor Training Center
Ottawa, ON

Everyone hopes to be healthy throughout life but a serious injury or simply getting older could prevent you from enjoying the things you do today. People who can no longer perform “activities of daily living,” ...

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Breadwinner;Caregiver;Mother;Widow

Breadwinner;Caregiver;Mother;Widow

Courtesy of Jennifer Black, Founder of Widowed.ca

The stressful demands of juggling a full-time career and being caregiver to both children and elderly parents are becoming commonplace for women in the “Sandwich Generation”.

While sons and daughters may be attending and/or just completing their post-secondary education, they are still children requiring their parent’s attention, emotional and financial support. Meanwhile, elderly parents are now relying more on their family caregiver for assistance with everything from daily care to transportation ...

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Find the Right Real Estate Agent

Find the Right Real Estate Agent

Courtesy of Adele Paletta from Royal LePage Realty Plus.

Working with the right real estate agent will mean a great deal in the long run, whether you are buying or selling a home. There are many agents to choose from, but you need to find an agent you have a rapport with. You need to know that your real estate agent is dependable, trustworthy, honest and working for your best interest and not their own. You need to choose a ...

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Mist Upon My Soul

Mist Upon My Soul

The following poem was written by Kevin, one of Widowed.ca’s visitors, when his wife Kathy passed away in April of 2010. He has graciously shared it with us so that we can share it with all of our other visitors.

In Memory of all Loved One’s lost…..

MIST UPON MY SOUL

Is it a word or a song, possibly a touch that let’s you awake
A shadow or a dream, which creates a passage into my today
I am pulled from my reality ...

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Is this as good as it gets?

Is this as good as it gets?

Should I be satisfied my life as it is now? And sail into the sunset?

I have heard so many horrors stories about what has happened to some men after their spouse’s have passed away. Quick relationships, quick marriages, divorces, only to land in the same position alone, but this time emotionally scarred and with major financial impact. Is it worth the effort since the consequences of failure are high for me personally and for my relationship with my ...

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Something in My Heart Does Awake

Something in My Heart Does Awake

Everything I have learned about myself this past year has made me braver, somehow. I have no husband, my family is moving on as should be, and I have stepped back into my career wholeheartedly. It all feels so scary but strangely okay.

I have been standing in my dark corridor of grief for a very long time. It is no longer comfortable, nor do I want to stay here where I once needed to be. ...

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Adams Funeral Home Grief Group

Adams Funeral Home Grief Group

Adams Funeral Home will be hosting a Grief & Bereavement Group that will begin on Monday October 15th and will run for approximately 7 weeks. The group will meet once a week on Mondays at either 10:00a or 7:00p. Joining the group is free and is open to anyone in the community who is dealing with the loss of a loved one. For more information on joining the Grief & Bereavement group please contact Adams Funeral Home, and you will ...

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