By Brad Breeding | myLifeSite
There are certain adages I distinctly recall my mother saying when I was a child. Among her repertoire of time-tested axioms: “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” “Things are not always what they seem,” plus, of course, “You won’t know until you try.” (And yes, in a karmic twist, I now say these exact same things to my own children.)
Clichés are repeated again and again because most often, they are true. And it just so happens that these three sayings don’t just apply to the important lessons of childhood — many adults would do well to adhere to these proverbs as they go through life.
In fact, it recently struck me that seniors who are considering their various senior living options may want to keep these very adages in mind as they ponder the possibility of moving to a retirement community, such as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community).
By Sidney M. Levy
Speaking at the December Open Forum, Eric Weiner, author of the New York Times best-selling book, “The Geography of Bliss,” said that his experience as an NPR journalist who traveled the world to cover war and civil strife spurred him to seek the brighter side of life. He felt a need to find places around the globe where creativity and happiness abound. He set off to gather information for his book that would reflect the brighter side of this planet - conditions that affect and impact the happiness everyone strives to achieve.
A warm welcome to new Broadmead residents, Joseph Nietubicz and Francine Schofield Nietubicz!
During Broadmead Resident Howard Toy’s 15-year tenure as Personnel Director of the Smithsonian Institute, the size of his department increased from 30 to 70, and the number of jobs it oversaw swelled from 3,100 to 7,200.
That statistic indicates the growth and diversity of the trust, which is not operated by the U.S. Government but by a board of regents that includes the Supreme Court Chief Justice. It was established by an Act of Congress in 1846 after a windfall 1835 bequest of 105 sacks of gold sovereigns, which was a political football for nine years.
BY JACKIE MINTZ
At its 39th Annual Meeting in October, the Board of Trustees introduced its slate of officers and new trustees, each of them with significant experience in different aspects of healthcare and healthcare organizations.