Friday, July 17, 2009

"I no longer drive..."

This morning I visited a homebound woman, she is in her 80s. It was a very rewarding experience. She said, "I no longer drive, too often I am sick." I listened to her attentively and responded, "this must be very difficult for you." She continued to share by saying, "Yes because I used to drive, now I depend on other(s)." She also mentioned the word, "loneliness" this came out when she was saying that to be alone can be lonely." She concluded, "I no longer can be with my friends." "I miss them." This is only the "snapshot" of my converstaion with her.

God bless this woman, may the good Lord gives her peace and joy.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

...summer peaceful drumming at MMH

The peaceful drumming will start again at the end of July at the MMH. Many of the residents have been asking me when will they be drumming again. I answered "very soon" the sound of the scared drums will be heard again at the MMH.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Joe, May you rest in Peace

I have known Joe for almost ten years. I used to visit him and his wife Angie at their home in Buffalo.
Joe, you are a great person. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shines upon him, may he rests in Peace. Joe is 93 year old, what a blessing to have reached this age.
DILIBERTO - Joseph July 11, 2009, beloved husband of Angeline (nee Falsone); dear father of Joseph J. (Anna) and Diane Buscaglia; loving grandfather of Joseph R. (Janet), Michael T. (Elizabeth) Diliberto, Kristen (Paul) Macaluso, Charles Buscaglia and Deanna (Mark) Messinger and eight great-grandchildren; brother of the late James, Charles and Angie; also survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday and Tuesday 4-8 PM at the PACER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd. (two blocks east of Dick Rd.). Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 6919 Transit Rd., Swormville, Wednesday at 10 AM. Joe was a member of Sheet Metal Worker's Union Local 71 and Conservation Corp. In lieu of flowers, donations to Brothers of Mercy Nursing & Rehab Center. Online condolences at

...arrived safely from Paris!

I was in Paris from July 4-10 attending and presenting at the 19th IAGG - World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics.
I will be sharing more about this event soon.