David Solie’s blog

Right Sizing My Encore Career

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions…….Stephen Covey After 30 years of public speaking, I am leaving the main stage and focusing my encore career on working with small study groups.  I…

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Veiller Sur Mes Parents

Veiller Sur Mes Parents (Watch Over My Parents) is an innovative program in France that uses mail carriers to keep an eye on older adults as well as providing friendship to those who live alone.  Here’s how they do it:…

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Sixty is the new sixty…

One of the new mantras of aging in the twenty-first century is the refrain “sixty is the new forty.” Maybe. Good health and an impressive array of lifestyle options certainly make many of today’s sixty year olds look different compared…

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The One Thing We Possess Equally

According to the teachers, there is only one thing that all people possess equally. This is their loneliness.   —Hyemeyohsts Storm The age wave brings with it red flag warnings about the increased threat of loneliness for older adults.  Technology cannot…

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Clinical Frailty Scale and Timed Up & Go

  TUG and CFA are two important tools that help clinicians and laypersons alike assess frailty in older adults.  Frailty status impacts the type and degree of healthcare, support services and living accommodations,   Below are links to each assessment tool…

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