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The only thing better than seeing bears is talking about seeing bears. Viewing such an animal and living to tell the tale is perhaps a throwback to the days when our ancestors roamed the earth living in true fear of these large predators.
Community Events, August 2014
When my parents moved to an assisted living community in their late 70s, my mom lived in a special memory unit because she was severely disabled from Alzheimer’s. My dad lived in his own apartment down the hall and up one floor from her, and he visited daily.
Yep, with a quick look at the calendar we’re reminded that opening day of the San Juan County Fair is just a week away. Its four-day run begins Aug. 13.
Orcas has the irresistible lure of a natural paradise and the attraction of a welcoming civic spirit – a caring human community. A decade ago, that community spirit inspired San Juan Islanders to raise $18.5 million to save Turtle Back Mountain from development and to preserve its pristine beauty.
There are two kinds of memory loss in older people. The first is normal forgetfulness, which most of us experience starting in our 40s and 50s — like not remembering a good friend’s name or where we put the car keys. I know this one well!