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Recognizing Addiction Friday, May 22, 2015

Recognizing Addiction

People who are addicted to drugs or alcohol often hide their dependence from friends and family, or sometimes don’t even realize their ...

Handling the Effects of Alzheimer’s Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Handling the Effects of Alzheimer’s

One of my dad’s hobbies was to gamble. It was never anything extreme. Twice a month mom and dad would go to one of the casinos and he would ...

Recreation Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities Friday, March 20, 20150

Recreation Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Our recreation program staff worked with David to help him feel more comfortable and help him to enjoy the fun activities with others in the ...

She Didn't Give Up on Me! Tuesday, February 24, 20150

She Didn't Give Up on Me!

When Claire applied to our Elder Mentor program, her request sounded routine, “Help me get out and interact with my community.” ...

How to Help Someone with an Addiction Friday, January 30, 20150

How to Help Someone with an Addiction

If you suspect someone you know has an addiction, you can speak with them about it. The earlier they find help, the sooner they can get treatment ...

Changing Holiday Traditions Friday, December 5, 20140

Changing Holiday Traditions

Q. The upcoming holidays are my least favorite time of year. I want to look forward to the holidays, but I dread them. It just brings up memories ...

Halloween Party Monday, November 10, 20140

Halloween Party

In late October the Bishop O’Connor Catholic Pastoral Center was overtaken by ghosts, ghouls, superheroes, and festive party goers alike for ...

Helping Aging Parents Tuesday, November 4, 20140

Helping Aging Parents

Q. For the upcoming New Year I have decided to be more “present” for my parents. I know about things like helping them physically with ...

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