Give the Chronically Ill the Gift of Presence

Give the Chronically Ill the Gift of Presence

Experts encourage people to listen and give the “gift of presence” to the chronically ill. Learn what to say and do to help. For many, the most distressing consequence of chronic illness is social isolation. Friends, once plentiful, suddenly stop calling. Family...
Memories of My Adopted Grandma

Memories of My Adopted Grandma

I pressed my face through the bars on the stair rails, waiting to catch a glimpse of the elderly woman who lived upstairs, Miss Meirink. We had lived in our new apartment for two weeks now, and each Tuesday, Miss Meirink walked up two flights of steps, carrying her...