Issue 43 -Preconceptions

“Brrrrriiiiiiiiiinnnnnnng!” The ringing of the phone awoke Hazel from her nap, startling her at first. She wondered why Charlie had not answered, but then remembered that he was out this afternoon at a dentist appointment. She sat up in bed, which was getting a little easier for her to do now that her ribs were…

Issue 42 – Orientation

Hazel felt a bit better after her rest and Charlie had ensured she took her medications before heading downstairs to the Manager’s office for orientation. Debra, the Community Manager, introduced them to the Resident’s Handbook and told them about the various services onsite and how to access those provided offsite. She also went through the…

Issue 41 – Just Like Home

“Watch your step!,” Charlie warned Hazel, who was trying her best to make her way out of the vehicle despite the pain she was in and the frozen ground beneath her. “There you are love, you’re doing great!” Charlie nervously supported Hazel the way the therapist had shown them in the hospital as she made…

Issue 40 – A New Year

“Did you have a good Christmas John?” John’s coworker, David, gave a cheerful greeting as John made his way past the maze of cubicles to his office. “It was fabulous David…we had a really wonderful time.” John set his briefcase down beside his desk and invited David in to take a seat. There was a…