Family Reunions are Good for You

Family reunions are good for you, perhaps barring the potato salad.  Linda Shrager, an online health columnist, draws from Dr. Gene Cohen’s statement that "in the second half of our life we are driven to sum up our lives and share our wisdom."  Family reunions are perfect for that.  She notes the personal growth that can come out of meeting the extended family, the medical knowledge that can be accumulated and the way reunions keep family histories alive.  While she concedes the stress organizing an event of that magnitude can bring, she is of the firm opinion it is very much worth it.
The Times-Union, July 9, 2011

Written By: Lynda Shrager

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