The staff at Mt. Rose believes that there are many paths to health and wellness. Many are outside the realm of traditional medicine and/or pharmaceuticals.  Being a Lifelong Learner is one of those paths.  Mt. Rose, through our HeARTworks Outreach program, is pleased to offer options for Lifelong Learning! One of the personal traits that… Read More

It All Begins Within

This came to me and I thought it was pertinent and timely for the work we are doing through Mt. Roses HeART Works Mindful Aging Program.  We are working diligently on creating options for “olders” to have meaningful opportunities for the rest of their journey.  (Stay tuned for more information about our good work.) Yet,… Read More


Hot and humid, afternoon thunderstorms, evening lightening shows…it must be the dog days of summer. The Old Farmer’s Almanac considers the Dog Days to be the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11. Here we are smack dab in the middle! The “really old” Farmer’s Almanac from 1817 describes it thus: “Dog Days… Read More

A Dog Story of a Good Death

I am always somewhat amazed that Hospice is a scary word for many people.  For those who truly understand the concept of Hospice, they know that the essence of Hospice is a life affirming approach of care as one nears the end of life. Mt. Rose’s goal was to have these blogs embrace and share… Read More


As we are all hoping the worst of the Covid-19 Pandemic is history, there are many effects that will be felt not only for years, but perhaps for generations.  In many ways it was an “equal opportunity virus”. Even though many were spared from the actual infection, there are few who were spared from the… Read More

The Dash

I have been working with Mt. Rose Health Center Palliative Care and Hospice on developing Outreach programs that emphasize the importance of opportunities for living a full life, especially for “olders” in our community. This is particularly timely as the two counties that we serve are amongst the oldest in the state.  The population of… Read More