Category Archives: Simplicity



Simplicity: Living simply

Have you heard about the differences in values between the various ” Generations”?  The Greatest Generation who fought in world war 2, the Silent Generations, Baby Boomers, the Generation a Xers, the Millenials? Some say that the younger generations share a passion for green living,  living more simply, often  intrigued by the tiny house movement, many are working in the nonprofit sector.  Quakers also have  a long history of promoting the benefits of simple living. When Friends House was founded the originators made a commitment to simple living that is still supported today.

  1. Links and Resources on Simple Living

-Resources for getting organized & downsizing

-Quaker websites on Simple Living

2. Housing needs and resources for aging well

-Finding one level living resources

-Links for elevators and other accommodations

3. Environmentally Friendly & Green Living considerations

-Links to Environmentally savvy Resources

-Sell or trade lists and contacts?

Friends House Elephant shop


Wellness – Strategies to stay Healthy in Mind, Body and Spirit

Local Resources for Staying Healthy
Montgomery County MD Health Services – Senior Services
Mental Health Services
Adult Dental Services
Home care/In home aide services

Exercise and physical activies
– local yoga studios
Blueberry Gardens – regular and gentle yoga, also acupuncture, reiki, massage
YinYangYoga  – regular & aerial yoga, acupuncture, massage, etc.
The Happy Yogi – classes in Olney and Fulton
– local senior exercise programs
Senior Sneakers
Senior Fit and Exercise

mental health resources, local yoga teachers, help with finances, home assistance, all the stuff in the resource corner that Margaret Easter did

Body/Mind/Spirit subtopics

Resources on Aging Well
Taking care of the Mind
Taking Care of the Spiritual Dimensions
Getting ready for the final journey