Avoiding Boredom and Hopelessness in Old Age

Old age is not for sissies… but having a sense of humour helps. My neighbour, Joan who is 80, spends her day praying for folks and listening to tapes on books, including the Bible, recorded by the “Tape Aids for the Blind”. She is an absolute tonic and because she is loving and humorous, many …
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Overcoming Depression

In 2010, I remember asking my flatmate if she thought I was depressed, and without missing a beat or hesitating she said, “Yes.” I was taken aback but somewhere within the recesses of my achy heart, I knew she was right. She then suggested that I go for counselling. Her earlier affirmation of my deep …
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