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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
Lisa is concerned about her grandfather's strange behavior after the passing of his wife. Mary Maxwell has some good (and funny) advice. read more
Marsha is worried that her brother's intentions are less than good when it comes to their mother. She reaches out to Mary Maxwell for a little sage advice. read more
When I started blogging a few months ago, I was sharing the caregiving story of our two parents: my father and my husband’s mother. Now there is one. We buried my 93-year-old mother-in-law earlier this month. After gradually declining health the past three years, she died very suddenly. Her exit came too quickly for us… read more
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