"Some tigers sleep in bottles or cages."

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Asian pears add variety to Northwest dishes

Asian pears have the mellow, almost smooth, taste of a pear, but with the crunchiness of an apple. They add an extra layer of variety to a traditional salad.

Island time, Ohio style

Most people are incredulous when they hear there are islands in Ohio, even residents of the Midwest. I was born and raised in Chicago and I'm embarrassed to admit I knew nothing of their existence. I had to look at a map for proof, but it wasn't until I actually visited the area that my doubts were dispelled.


"She moved right in, took over too."

November is National Family Caregiver Month

From managing the household, planning groceries and meals, helping with medications, bathing and toileting, these humble heroes devote countless hours by providing consistent support. We call this being a caregiver.

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Age-Friendly Discussion Groups

All of us need access to food, shelter, clean air and water, and health services—age-appropriate screenings, immunizations, and information from caring and knowledgeable service providers

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Bill Gates' Personal Connection to Alzheimer's

The first survivor of Alzheimer's is out there

Sugarcoated November

The last day of October, Halloween night, I turn off the house lights...

Care, Comfort and Choice… When You Need it Most

Whether it’s you, your spouse or a dear friend, the time may come in a serious illness when a cure is no longer attainable. This would be the time to turn to Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care.

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"In the darkness of the Glen, if we should hear the Banshee’s wail, we’ll crowd closer to the fire, and drink courage from the ale."

Michael G. Smith, Artistic Director of Cirque du Soleil’s “Volta”; Sharing Creative Knowledge With the Next Generation

Michael G. Smith, Artistic Director of Cirque du Soleil’s “Volta”; Sharing Creative Knowledge With the Next Generation

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Providence ElderPlace hosts Portraits of Providence ElderPlace exhibit

Providence ElderPlace West Seattle is a stand-alone program housed at Providence Mount St. Vincent assisted living and skilled nursing home. It offers West and South Seattle residents an innovative program that provides medical care and social services to seniors who wish to continue to live in the community, thus avoiding or minimizing stays in hospitals and nursing homes.

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Autumn Apples

"The tree stands tall, reaching the sky like a wand touching a tunnel of time. Once again I am a child, on a chilly autumn day..."

The Garden of Life

"This is excellent—prose poetry," Ariele M. Huff

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Providence ElderPlace to host Portraits of Providence ElderPlace photography exhibit

These photos by Terry Rogers, M.D., celebrate the beauty of aging.