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Valentine’s Day isn’t just for the young. Romance and friendship both play important roles when it comes to senior companionship. read more
I typically look forward to a new year with excitement and anticipation. But, as 2015 came to a close, I found myself with one overwhelming feeling: fear. I’ve finally come to realize that being a family caregiver isn’t a single-minded focus. We are family caregivers, but we play other roles, too, like spouse, friend, mother/father,… read more
It took a near-disaster on a brisk November night to get my attention and make me realize that good caregiving intentions can easily turn into risks. You can push your luck only so far. I could call this post Part 2. If you read my blog last month, you know my 91-year-old dad had a… read more
Every time my phone rings, flashing a number from my hometown area code, I hold my breath. You know the feeling. If there’s a senior out there counting on you, calls from home often mean trouble. When my 91-year-old dad moved into independent living in my hometown 170 miles away, the care community really wanted… read more
The notion of working or volunteering to age 80 and beyond is no joke. read more
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