Authors of Menno Place

A Dementia Roadmap for Families - pt. 4

Known as the disease of a thousand goodbyes, dementia affects about 1 in 7 Canadians over the age of 70 (alzheimers.org). While different kinds of dementia vary in their initial presentation and rate of progression, there are features of the dementia journey common to all...

A Dementia Roadmap for Families - pt. 3

Known as the disease of a thousand goodbyes, dementia affects about 1 in 7 Canadians over the age of 70 (alzheimers.org). While different kinds of dementia vary in their initial presentation and rate of progression, there are features of the dementia journey common to all...

A Dementia Roadmap for Families - pt. 2

Known as the disease of a thousand goodbyes, dementia affects about 1 in 7 Canadians over the age of 70 (alzheimers.org). While different kinds of dementia vary in their initial presentation and rate of progression, there are features of the dementia journey common to all...

A Dementia Roadmap for Families

Known as the disease of a thousand goodbyes, dementia affects about 1 in 7 Canadians over the age of 70 (alzheimers.org). While different kinds of dementia vary in their initial presentation and rate of progression, there are features of the dementia journey common to all...

Ten Things I've Learned...

A year after changing career paths and becoming involved in senior care, Sharon Simpson reflected on the ten biggest lessons she has taken from her work at Menno Place...

Eleven Helpful Things for Hospital Visitation

Pastor Walter Wiens has taken the time to write a comprehensive guide to hospital visitation etiquette with eleven different points to guide you in visiting family and friends who are hospitalized.

Human Connection - the Loneliness Solution

“Lonely seniors die sooner – do something about it.” My way of doing something about it is to write a bit about it and provide some direction and hope...

A Christmas in the Summer

As young teens, our top hits were Jeruzalem and 'Ere zij God' - Glory to God. We sang Jeruzalem everywhere -in school, at work, or in our minds while biking, but never in church. 'Ere zij God,' Glory to God, on the other hand, we sang in church exclusively, however, only once a year...

Are you in the 'sandwich generation'?

The sandwich generation is a term first coined by social worker Dorothy Miller in 1981. She was describing adult children who were “sandwiched” between their aging parents and their own maturing children.