We are all in this together

As 2021 closed, I knew we all were looking forward to 2022 as a time for healthy new beginnings.  I believe everyone will agree, the times we have weathered together in the past couple of years have been tough.  Yet in spite of the many challenges, there also has been examples of incredible kindness and… Read More


Although it shouldn’t be necessary, I feel that it is fortunate that once a year we are reminded in neon lights and trumpet fanfare, that it is our day to be thankful. We should be thankful as everyday is a gift to be opened only this one time and then it is gone; but sometimes… Read More


“A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.” — President John Kennedy, October 1963 Mt. Rose recognizes the importance of all veterans being honored. In providing the most comprehensive care for the whole person, Mt. Rose is proudly involved in the… Read More


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