Mary Francisco, seen in1928, above, and near her 100th birthday, right, remembers attending novenas with her mother and helping to iron altar cloths for her parish as a child. Georgiana Francisco photos
Not long before my mom went to live in an assisted living facility, she was sitting at her kitchen table reminiscing about her childhood More ... Friday, November 30, 2018
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – With a large aging population of Catholics in many areas of the country will come an array of age-related vision complications that invariably hinder full participation in the liturgy and in spiritual life.
According to the most recent New Jersey Elder Economic Security Index, 8 percent of New Jersey’s older adults live at or below the federal poverty level. Social Security is the only source of income for 30 percent of older adults in New Jersey. More ... Friday, November 30, 2018
Where is the gold in the golden years? Ask retirees, and one of the first responses is travel. The gift of leisure after years of a daily job creates great freedom to indulge one’s desire for adventure.
Today’s travel, however, is not all about covering territory, but seeking enrichment.
For seniors of faith, traveling to the Holy Land, Lourdes or the Compostela de Santiago in Spain makes the top “places to go” list, but planning by oneself can be daunting considering the details of lodging, meals, security and air and ground transportation. More ... Wednesday, May 2, 2018
On March 20, Rose Donahue turned 100 years old – but to this spry centenarian, age is only a number.
A parishioner of St. Catharine-St. Margaret Parish, Spring Lake, since the early 1960s, Donahue still lives in her home and can recall the name of every religious sister who taught her in school. More ... Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Although she just celebrated her 100th birthday in February, Jennie Rubisch of Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish, Beverly, doesn’t think she’s old, as family and friends can attest.
“One time when visiting [Wiley’s Christian Retirement Community, Marlton], I was taking Jennie in the wheelchair to the dining area,” recalled fellow parishioner JoAnn D’Noia, who frequently visits Rubisch. More ... Wednesday, May 2, 2018