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I am a mother, partner, and social worker. I lived in DC for 56 years and now live in rural eastern Oregon, known as the high desert Oregon Outback. I provide psychotherapy in a primary care clinic. I knit, crochet, and garden. I worship in a progressive Episcopal parish in a sea of otherwise evangelical Christians. I am bisexual, and do workshops on LGBTQ lives and ways of being.
Area of knowledge and what I know well:
psychotherapy, caregiving, social service systems and how to be an advocate within them, LGBTQ mental health, psychosocial aspects of physical challenges.
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Social worker living in eastern Oregon. I provide psychotherapy in a primary care clinic. I'm bisexual, and do LGBTQ workshops. Very knowledgeable in Caregiving – come find me there!
Certificates/Awards
Master of Social Work 1988
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Hi there, @JM. I'm sorry you haven't gotten a response til now.  I have some ideas. I'd start with calling the 'area agency on aging' for north new jersey, specifically your zip code: https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx. Call the agency that ...
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Hey, shortstuff. I'm short, too. Lots of good questions: a decision point for sure. So much depends on where she lives now and where you and her other children live: some benefits for disabled elders are federal and some are state. She's now in a ver...
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Hi there, HectorMyDog,   One resource you might want to check out is the AARP Caregiving Facebook page, if you are on facebook. Worth joining facebook just to be on it! Responses are very fast and there are lots of people on it. Here's the link: http...
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Hi TomW! I, too, prefer an in-person service.  I'm so sorry you've experienced being 'looked down' upon. Yuck. I do not like 'rock music' style worship, either-- totally agree there.    Since you are on your own, it might be worth investing in some '...
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One of the learnings of this darn pandemic is that all kinds of gatherings can happen online; work meetings, family reunions, and worship. Who knew. For people that have made belonging to a faith community a part of life, there is a real struggle onc...
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Hi there, @JM. I'm sorry you haven't gotten a response til now.  I have some ideas. I'd start with calling the 'area agency on aging' for north new jersey, specifically your zip code: https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx. Call the agency that ...
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Hey, shortstuff. I'm short, too. Lots of good questions: a decision point for sure. So much depends on where she lives now and where you and her other children live: some benefits for disabled elders are federal and some are state. She's now in a ver...
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Hi there, HectorMyDog,   One resource you might want to check out is the AARP Caregiving Facebook page, if you are on facebook. Worth joining facebook just to be on it! Responses are very fast and there are lots of people on it. Here's the link: http...
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Hi TomW! I, too, prefer an in-person service.  I'm so sorry you've experienced being 'looked down' upon. Yuck. I do not like 'rock music' style worship, either-- totally agree there.    Since you are on your own, it might be worth investing in some '...
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One of the learnings of this darn pandemic is that all kinds of gatherings can happen online; work meetings, family reunions, and worship. Who knew. For people that have made belonging to a faith community a part of life, there is a real struggle onc...
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Hi there, @JM. I'm sorry you haven't gotten a response til now.  I have some ideas. I'd start with calling the 'area agency on aging' for north new jersey, specifically your zip code: https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx. Call the agency that ...
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Hey, shortstuff. I'm short, too. Lots of good questions: a decision point for sure. So much depends on where she lives now and where you and her other children live: some benefits for disabled elders are federal and some are state. She's now in a ver...
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Hi there, HectorMyDog,   One resource you might want to check out is the AARP Caregiving Facebook page, if you are on facebook. Worth joining facebook just to be on it! Responses are very fast and there are lots of people on it. Here's the link: http...
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Hi TomW! I, too, prefer an in-person service.  I'm so sorry you've experienced being 'looked down' upon. Yuck. I do not like 'rock music' style worship, either-- totally agree there.    Since you are on your own, it might be worth investing in some '...
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One of the learnings of this darn pandemic is that all kinds of gatherings can happen online; work meetings, family reunions, and worship. Who knew. For people that have made belonging to a faith community a part of life, there is a real struggle onc...
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