Team bonds responding to those in need

Sometimes a crisis can connect a team in a way no other experience could. I am one member of a small team of non-furloughed employees working in the Senior Concerns office and responding to calls. The metaphor “band of brothers” keeps coming to mind. This historical phrase refers to a diverse set of men who [...]

By |2020-07-07T11:56:04-07:00April 30th, 2020|Other Side of 50|0 Comments

In need of some good news

Question:   I am overwhelmed by all the bad news I keep seeing. Can you share some good news with me? Keeping up with current events can feel very overwhelming, especially with so much focus on the devastation caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. While its important to stay informed, we also must take breaks and balance [...]

By |2020-07-07T12:23:43-07:00April 29th, 2020|Martha Shapiro's Column|0 Comments

Managing Finances from Home

Question:   How can I manage my bills from home, and will I be eligible to receive money from the economic stimulus bill? Learning to manage your bills and finances from home can be a challenge if you are used to going in person to the bank. Right now, it is important to stay safe at [...]

By |2020-04-09T21:40:49-07:00April 15th, 2020|Martha Shapiro's Column|0 Comments

Feeling Sad Amid COVID Crisis

Lately a lot of people have been asking me how I’m doing. They know I work with seniors. I’ve been answering that question by simply saying we’re very busy. I’d like to elaborate, but the truth is, I’m having a hard time processing all I am feeling. There are a lot of challenging, and some [...]

By |2020-04-09T21:37:33-07:00April 9th, 2020|Other Side of 50|0 Comments