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AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly: What Trees Can Teach Us About Weathering Pandemics

by Amy Florian It’s been two months since the coronavirus reared its ugly head, throwing you and your family into a completely different way of living and working. You may be grieving the loss of a job or retirement savings, a long-planned wedding or a child’s highly anticipated senior prom. You miss going to the

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Mourning Heroes: AfterTalk Repost 5/14/20

Mourning Heroes This week we thought it would be appropriate to honor the heroes of the COVID19 pandemic. The song is about a firefighter, but the sentiment applies to all who rush toward what most of us hurry away from, whether it be flames, bullets, or a virus. This week’s song is about mourning a

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Keep Me in Your Heart: AfterTalk Inspirational 5.7.20

[EDITOR: Last week’s musical inspirational quote attracted a lot of praise, so here’s a particularly poignant one for two reasons. First, it is a message from the deceased to loved ones. Second, since most of us experiencing loss are well along in life and frequently contemplate our own mortality, Warren Zevon has much to say

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“In the Absence”: grieving for a beloved pet. AfterTalk Weekly 4.30.20

In the Absence by Annalee Van Kleeck This new song, is called “In the Absence” and was inspired by the recent loss of my beloved cat, Gadget, who had beaten cancer once through holistic therapies.  We managed to keep it at bay for three years, but it came back with a vengeance last Fall. I

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Coronavirus, Medicare, and Telemedicine: Everything You Need to Know

Editor’s Note: We are grateful to Boomer Benefits for this and past articles by Danielle K. Roberts. Since many of our readers are either seniors or those counseling seniors, we thought this excellent summary of the pandemic and medicare was worth sharing with all of you. A link to the Boomer Benefits site is at

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