Authors of Menno Place

All in a Day at Menno Place

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I was worried about the weather, it was rainy and cold in the morning. Would it clear up for the afternoon release of butterflies? I earnestly hoped the sun would come through so that letting the butterflies free to fly could take place.

First Impressions at Menno Place

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Monday morning, my first day of a brand new job; I drove into the Menno Place parking lot full of trepidation. Not only is this my first “grown up” job, it is my first real encounter with the world of seniors care.

Refuge for the Refugees

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Refugees are all around me here at this seniors’ campus of care. They walk through the café with their coffees and bundles of bananas from our campus grocery...

Standing on Your Promises

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What is a promise? The dictionary says that it is an assurance or declaration that one will do a particular thing...

Let's Talk about Death and Dying

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I have the very special opportunity to join a group of hosts on a new weekly public radio show that is solely centred around death, dying and loss.

Life's Certainties

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Benjamin Franklin is the one who said, “In this world, nothing can be certain except death and taxes.” This has not changed since he penned those words more than 200 years ago.

Help! I need to buy grandma or grandpa a gift!

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Most elderly seniors will say that they don’t need anything for Christmas – and yet, we want to get something for our elders that will remind them that they are loved and cherished...

Is it OK to long to go to heaven?

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It’s February again and the calendar is telling us that it is time for you to celebrate the love of your life. Since the 15th century, Saint Valentine’s Day has been a day set aside as a day in which lovers show their love for each other. Working among seniors, I have a front seat to witness “long-love” – marriages that have reached the 60 year anniversary milestone.

Treasures Received – Working with the Elderly

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For the past several months, I have invited those who work or volunteer with the elderly to participate in video interviews about their experiences. I have been deeply touched by the grace and kindness of those I interviewed...