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Angels Unaware

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By Patty Crawford The road to Santuario de Chimayo winds through the high desert mountains of New Mexico.  My family had finished a wonderful lunch at a nearby restaurant and now was in search of… READ MORE

Life in the Bird House Factory

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By Patty Crawford My father is experiencing many health changes and I have prepared myself for diminished interactions on my visits.  I was not anticipating my experience on Saturday. I found him in the dining… READ MORE

A Great Big Thank You

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How can we say thank you for this summer of learning?  Open Circle Adult Day of Apple Valley, Heritage Park, and Hopkins along with Elim Oasis Adult Day of Princeton, and Buffalo Adult Day Center… READ MORE

Creating a Dementia Friendly Community

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Launched in 2009 with a mission to better support individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, the ACT on Alzheimer’s works with health care providers, community members, government officials, caregivers, those with Alzheimer’s, and local… READ MORE

The Old Ones

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I guess it serves me right. I asked for this kind of snow, this kind of winter. I longed for those mysterious fingers of drifting that crawled across the gravel roads, to fill up the… READ MORE

It Gets Personal

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The Open Circle staff is preparing to be recertified in CPR and first aid, a licensing requirement we complete annually. Our instructors have always pointed out that it may not be something we use at… READ MORE

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