A forum of Catholic Thought

Friends are good for your healthAdam Johnson

While our social instincts may become less intense as we age, our friendships can have a significant impact on how we feel. In various studies, older adults who maintained active friendships were shown ...

Dehydration is more common than you think Adam Johnson

There is a reasonably good chance that you are dehydrated right now. According to a 2013 CBS report, 75 percent of adults experience chronic dehydration. What may be more startling is that older adults ...

Prayer and meditation: 'The Spiritual Sparkplugs'Adam Johnson

Having an active spiritual life becomes increasingly important as we age. At Youville Assisted Living, emphasis on caring for "Mind, Body and Spirit" is at the heart of our mission. What exactly is the ...

Entering the Season of Lent at Youville Place Adam Johnson

The season of Lent encourages us to reflect on the symbolic importance of sacrifice. When Christians "give up" things for Lent, whether it's a vice or unhealthy habit like sweets or red meat, they honor ...

Ballroom dance 'swings' through YouvilleAdam Johnson

A circle of older adults forms around a young man dressed in black. It is a Tuesday afternoon at Youville House Assisted Living. The residents wait with expectant smiles as the young man cues up big band ...

A pilgrimage to Rome: Understanding Youville's Catholic identity Adam Johnson

The Youville Assisted Living communities are among many diverse properties that make up Covenant Health, a not-for-profit, New England-based healthcare organization. These organizations share a unique ...

Make your story your causeAdam Johnson

In 2013 the Huffington Post published an article about an 89-year old holocaust survivor named Thea Aschkenase. A resident of Worcester, she began taking public policy classes at her state university ...

On legacy and life review Adam Johnson

When we grow older, the idea that we have lived a life of purpose becomes more important. This notion is closely tied to how we view our past accomplishments, as well as how we would like others to remember ...