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Marianne Delorey of Colony Retirement Homes talks about belonging to a community.

Making yourself at home despite the landlord

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D. I recently had a tenant accept an apartment sight unseen and move across the country to her new place.  I personally...

Moving into a long term care facility

By Micha Shalev MHA CDP CDCM CADDCT Part one of this series appeared in the April issue of the Fifty Plus Advocate. Part three will...
Marianne Delorey of Colony Retirement Homes talks about belonging to a community.

The journey to…and back…from grief

By Marianne Delorey “I sat with my anger long enough until she told me her real name was grief.” – Author unknown. My mother went to...
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Productive aging

By Marianne Delorey The younger generation has a distinct advantage over the rest of us – they are growing up in a world in which...

Unconventional choices

By Marianne Delorey Perhaps it is the nature of elder housing. Perhaps people who have no one else seek community in their later years. In...
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With or without you

By Marianne Delorey Dearest Relative, I recently mentioned my worries about you living in that big, old house with the stairs. You made it clear you...
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Striving and aging

By Marianne Delorey A Scottish writer, Alexander Chalmers, is attributed as saying that the three components of happiness are “Something to do, someone to love,...
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In Loco Parentis

By Marianne Delorey I’ve been working in elder care for 30 plus years. I write every month about how to prepare for the inevitable. I...
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Avoiding the mark  

By Marianne Delorey, Ph.D. "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have...
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When I turn 80 I’m going to get a cat

By Marianne Delorey Heather spent her life as a caregiver. First, she took care of her children. Then, she made her career in nursing. Later,...