Planning matters

Let’s Talk About Hospice

Difficult conversations are easy to put off, especially when it is about healthcare of a loved one. But if you’re dealing with an ailing loved one, a conversation to have sooner rather than later is about hospice and the important role it plays during the end-of-life period.  Hospice is a type of end-of-life care where…

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The Johnson Bixby Summer Reading List

Last Friday, June 21 marked the first day of summer – a time to enjoy reading on the porch, picnic blanket or by the pool. If you’re still looking for summer reading suggestions, you are in luck. We’ve asked some of the Johnson Bixby team to share their summer reading recommendations. From long-time favorites to…

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Seasons of Hope

In early March, I attended an open house for Seasons of Hope Grief Center and Memorial Garden, a new facility in Salmon Creek. But first I made my way next door. It was the first time I had been back since my husband had died a little over three years ago. I was able to revisit the trees of remembrance and give thanks for my life with him, as well as the wonderful resources we have in our community.

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Is A Smart Speaker Worth It?

Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo are popping up everywhere. According to a Nielsen study from last September, nearly one of every four U.S. households has a smart speaker with 40% of homes having more than one! I joined the smart speaker club over Christmas when my brother gifted my family an Amazon Alexa speaker. Here are a few pros and cons for you to consider before adding one to your household…

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Are You Ready to Head Back to School?

Recently a friend mailed me a postcard with a quote, “The more I know, the less I know.” Isn’t that the truth? Just because we’re no longer in school, it doesn’t mean our learning should slow down. Lifelong learning can help us…

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