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Relationships, what's right for you?

August 21, 2012 | Jorge | Comments (0)




I wanted to blog this week about relationships. I’m not going to offer relationship advice but I will say that working with older adults has opened my eyes to the deep significance of meaningful relationships.  However, is it true that everyone in the world needs a close human companion? I can hear a member of the Nifty Frum Friends group yelling at me in amazement that I would even ask such a question. He always tells me that he loves to be around people so much that it keeps him alive.

Does this sound at all familiar to Mary Shelly’s classic novel, Frankenstein? Oh yes, the exaggerated beast that was engineered so differently that he died from bitter lonesome. This classic novel of course was written well-before the blast of extreme diversity and today in our age, it’s unclear whether we all need that deeper interaction to survive.

At any rate, there are many people who continue to look for meaningful relationships in their lives.  Interestingly enough, the search for a significant other, whether a friend or lover, is not just an adult thing. In my experience with older adults, the need for companionship and intimacy is even more important.  

I do believe it's time for relationship seekers to read beyond the daily horscope and use some resources available at the library to make it happen.  Below are resource recommendations for older adults that want to build a significant relationship but need some help getting there.


Love in the second act





By the way, Elaine Ruth Mitchell, will be available to share her deep knowledge about dating in the latter stages of her life.  Bring your questions, enjoy an afternoon of conversations and meet new people.  Further program details are available here.

Strike a Pose

August 7, 2012 | Claire A | Comments (0)

The fashion world is always changing and evolving.   This season, white was the new black and mixing different prints was a must.   I remember growing up and being told that wearing pink and red together was a “Major Fashion Faux Pas”.   I never wanted to be the girl who made that mistake so I always made sure to read the latest issues of fashion magazines, ensuring that I would never be off target.  Fashion is much different today and it’s all about mixing and matching and showing off your personal style.  The library is a great place to find information on what to wear, how to style yourself, and what the latest trends are (black leather and fur accents are going to be huge for fall).  Check out some of my favourite style guides for all of your fashionista needs.


Style-a-to-zoe     Who What Wear     Nina-garcia-look-book-325x4050


Litteblackbookofstyle_book-cover     Lauren-conrad-300x400     Influence-Olsen-Mary-Kate-9781595142108

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