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What Does “Love” Mean to Seniors, and How Do We Share Love with Them?

What Does “Love” Mean to Seniors, and How Do We Share Love with Them?

What does “love” mean to seniors?

Juan Gallo reflects on love, beyond the Hallmark cards and heart-shaped balloons.

What does love look like at the end of life, when longtime friends and partners are gone?

What do seniors have to teach us about love? And how do we share love with them?

Heart2Heart Welcomes New Staff — in a New Space!

Heart2Heart Welcomes New Staff — in a New Space!

In case you haven’t met them in person yet, we introduced the new additions to our team:

– Rosevel “Rosie” Castro, outreach coordinator
– Peighton Stone, dietician and intern with us from Nova Southeastern University for eight weeks

Some of our team got new roles, too. Check out all the details about that — and our new office!

Volunteer Goes the Extra Mile to Help Seniors

Volunteer Goes the Extra Mile to Help Seniors

Greg Bartolai, 52, of Coconut Creek, goes the extra mile for seniors.  Not only does he deliver meals to seniors through Heart2Heart’s Food for Hope program every week. Greg also took on the responsibility of driving seniors to Heart2Heart special events. ...

What is self-directed care?

What is self-directed care?

As we close Older Americans Month, I wanted to take one last look at the theme of “Age My Way.” Specifically, I want to take some time to explore the history and current impact of self-directed care. Simply put, self-directed care, or self-directed services, is the...

How does person-centered care inform aging?

How does person-centered care inform aging?

As we continue to celebrate Older Americans Month’s theme of “Age My Way,” I wanted to explain the concept of person-centered care. Person-centered care can be applied throughout the medical industry. However, it’s also a key principle when we think about how we’d...

How does memory loss affect independence?

How does memory loss affect independence?

Last week, we talked about the theme of “Age My Way” for this year’s Older Americans Month. We even introduced a potential solution called self-directed care that facilitates and supports seniors – or anyone with a developmental disability – who wants to live alone....

Heart2Heart partners with Riverside Church for Age My Way event

Heart2Heart partners with Riverside Church for Age My Way event

Seniors from the North Lauderdale community and beyond came to Riverside Church for an inaugural Age My Way event on May 12.  They enjoyed food, games and door prizes while learning about resources in the community available to them. The Age My Way event was a...

What does it mean to “Age My Way?”

What does it mean to “Age My Way?”

As we discussed last week, Heart2Heart is celebrating Older Americans Month. The theme for this year’s observation is “Age My Way.” This gives us an opportunity to explore the many different ways that older adults can continue to be active and involved in their...

What is Older Americans Month?

What is Older Americans Month?

This week at Heart2Heart, we begin the observation of Older Americans Month, celebrated in May every year since 1963. This year, the Administration for Community Living has declared the Older Americans Month theme as “Age My Way.”I think the month is an important...