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Ethical will: Chuck Jaffe is going to say what matters most

Chuck Jaffe explains how life's priorities changed after a recent health scare. Among other things.... he is going to write an ethical will.

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Why capture life stories?

YOU are unique. Every life is a collection of the many people, places and adventures experienced.

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Why retirement communities want to implement life story programming

Here are 18 great reasons retirement communities shared for wanting the award-winning reminiscence program from LifeBio.

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Oral History Projects or Autobiography Projects in Libraries

We're hearing from libraries that are seeking ways to capture the life stories of the older members of the community. Libraries are the perfect setting for oral history projects. There can be autobiography classes or online autobiography licenses on writing life stories. There are great ways that intergenerational projects can happen in libraries as well.

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The View from 80 by Dr. Richard Morgan...worth reading

Dr. Richard Morgan always has fascinating insights to share. He is honest about life and death.

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Finishing the Race

My daughter ran in a cross country race this weekend. I was there cheering her on, but I noticed that her face said something was wrong. She wasn't physically in pain, yet something wasn't quite right. I kept cheering away from four different locations around the course. She finished the race with her personal record

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Living in a Norman Rockwell painting

Sometimes living in Marysville, Ohio is like living in a Norman Rockwell painting. Yesterday was one of those days. It was the annual Homecoming Parade which began with the marching band in red, white, and blue (my daughter was playing her trombone) followed by the homecoming court, the football players, the cheerleaders, then the junior sports teams (including my son's football team).

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Top 3 client gifts for 2011, thoughtful gifts from financial advisors to their clients

With the holidays right around the corner, what are some thoughtful, meaningful gifts you can give to your clients? Whether you are a financial planner, estate attorney, or insurance salesperson, you are seeking the best gifts to give to clients. Your clients have lived fascinating lives--running businesses, leading in the community, enjoying their children and grandchildren through the years. As an advisor to your clients, you are concerned about your clients financial legacy and their family legacy too.

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Reminiscence Therapy, Dr. Robert Butler

Dr. Robert Butler, who passed away July 4, 2010, is credited with the idea that reminiscing could be therapeutic. Butler, a psychiatrist with a specialty in geriatric medicine, first spoke of the idea of a "life review" in the 1960s. At the time, psychiatrists did not think it was a good idea for people to always be "living in the past", but Butler disagreed and made it clear that reminiscence was a natural process of healthy aging.

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Mayo Clinic article explains the importance of life stories for people with dementia

LifeBio has been working with the Mayo Clinic for the past couple of years providing our Life Story Journals for people with early-stage Alzheimer's to capture their stories and memories. Read in this article as Dr. Glenn Smith describes the importance of connecting and recording what matters most.

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