December 2014 - Wesley Glen Retirement Community

Making New Year Resolutions

Most people treat the New Year holiday as a fresh start, setting a variety of personal goals for optimum health, wellness and productivity. Although New Year’s resolutions are made with good intentions, they are often unrealistic goals soon broken by springtime. Many seniors enjoy their daily routines and can benefit from easy and senior-focused resolutions […]

What Will Your Legacy Be?

Recently, a friend asked me what type of legacy I would want to leave for future generations. It was an unexpected question that really started my wheels turning. Usually when people pass away, there is a huge focus on the things they owned and who gets what, but the idea of handing down ideas and […]

Preserving Memories

On November 1, 1919, my grandmother, Frankie, graced the world with her presence. Over the years of being the oldest grandchild, I heard every story I thought there was to hear. Well, I was wrong. It seems my 95 year old grandmother still has many stories to tell, and for that I am grateful — […]

Keeping Peace During the Holiday Gatherings

One would think that holidays are a time devoted exclusively to peace and joyful celebrations.  Think again. For some reason,  instead of peace and joy for the holidays,  it can become a family recipe for disaster. In truth, tensions among family members are often exacerbated by ongoing disputes,  rivalry  and conflicting expectations for the holiday.  […]

IRA Charitable Rollover Provision Update

The IRA Charitable Rollover Provision was first enacted in 2006 as part of the Pension Protection Act. It has resulted in billions of dollars in charitable transfers since its inception. Congress, however, has allowed it to expire and then reinstated on several occasions. The provision is widely expected to be retroactively extended again by the […]

What to Give Your Grandchildren for Christmas

I’m the proud grandmother of 3 grandsons.  Every year about mid- September I start asking what they might want for Christmas, and usually within a few days I get a list from each with a few items.  By Halloween, a few more items have been added, and by Thanksgiving, the lists are complete. By then, […]