Bonnie’s Blog

Bonnie Sandler S.W., The Senior Times – March 2013 BY: BONNIE SANDLER, BS.W. Many of us worry about parents living alone and their ability to get assistance should an emergency situation occur, such as a fall. If you look closely you will see many seniors wearing help...

Bonnie Sandler S.W., The Senior Times –January 2013 BY: BONNIE SANDLER, BS.W. [caption id="attachment_752" align="alignnone" width="600"] Walk cautiously in the snow! An even better idea: Stay indoors.[/caption] . Montreal winters bring challenges when it comes to walking outside. We are aware of many environmental hazards in the home and can...

Bonnie Sandler S.W., The Senior Times – November 2012 BY: BONNIE SANDLER, BS.W. I am a sucker for gimmicks that promise a quick fix to a problem. I avoid shopping channels, which I find mesmerizing to the extent that I am not able to resist some of...

Bonnie Sandler S.W., The Senior Times – September 2012 BY: BONNIE SANDLER, BS.W. Many residences have beautifully equipped art rooms with wonderful works of art decorating the walls. Visitors express disbelief that these creations have been produced by people with little or no background in art who...

Bonnie Sandler S.W., The Senior Times – July 2012 Montreal has its share of hot and humid days, but most summer days offer enjoyable weather. On those days, residents of care facilities or care floors in residences should have access to the outdoors.

Bonnie Sandler S.W., The Senior Times – May 2012 When we think of “mother,” we think of someone who loves her children unconditionally, placing their needs above her own. Alzheimer’s disease complicates the parent-child role, as the parent loses her abilities and needs assistance in her daily life. As the disease progresses, the mother is no longer able to assume her role.

Bonnie Sandler S.W., The Senior Times – April 2012 I am unable to keep track of the number of phone calls I receive each week from people who either try to sell me something, ask me to participate in a survey that will only take three minutes (yeah right), or are soliciting money for a charity.