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Holiday Joy for Seniors

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Jane remembered when her children were young – their joy in decorating the Christmas tree, gifts, brightly lit homes, and her favorite pecan pie.  It reminded her of how wonderful it was to watch her children sit on Santa’s lap, and the look on her son’s face […]

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New! Grab Bar With Table

The Able Tray provides a safety handle with attached multi-use table that pivots 360 degrees. It is supported by an ergonomic safety support that fits under easy chairs, couches and lift chairs. This product may be purchased through amazon for around $130. Product description: Ergonomic Safety Handle […]

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10 Signs Your Senior Is In Trouble

The majority of aging parents want to stay put or say, “I don’t want anyone in my house.” This is understandable after the many changes they are enduring; they have owned their home nearly 40 years and now their adult child is telling them they have to […]

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10 Exciting Gifts for Seniors Available Via the Internet

~ By Karen Owen-Lee Seniors claim when it comes to gifts, “I have everything I need.” In their minds that might be true, however when their face lights up after they open a hand wrapped gift, it warms your heart. Notice, I said a hand wrapped gift. […]

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“I Am Staying In My Home Until I Die!”

~By Karen Owen-Lee, “The Senior Expert” Now, you are in a pickle! Your aging parent has had a change in their condition and you are worried about them living at home. You bring up the subject of moving to independent/assisted living or memory care facility and they come […]

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You and Your Difficult Aging Parent

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  Julie, a client with an aging parent, was in tears. “I just cannot make my mother happy, she says I am awful and do not care about her.” Julie recently moved her mother into her home along with her husband and four children. Her mother had […]

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Helping Others Grieve

Helping others Grieve

Your friend’s aging father just passed away, and you feel like you’re ‘walking on thin ice’ because you do not know what to say or do. Likewise, a diagnosis of lung cancer can foster the same reaction. People grieve in different ways; some want to be alone […]

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Adult Children of Aging Parents: Feeling Guilt, Shame, Fear & Anxiety

Take a breath! Your emotions are 100% normal as your role with your loved one changes…now you are the caregiver. An average of 34 million Americans serve as unpaid caregivers for older adults (usually elderly relatives) and spend an average of 21 hours per week helping out, […]

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What Will Your Parents Do When They Need Help?

Start educating yourself and making choices as soon as possible. This research will help reduce your stress and give you the confidence to make an informed decision when the time comes. When a health crisis has happened to a loved one, many baby boomers come to me […]

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Blog for Joel: How Do You Talk to Your Aging Parent?

Prior to your parents reaching their mid-70’s, it is essential to discuss their plans for the future. Remember, the roles in the family have reversed; you are the caregiver and not the young child they put on the bus for the first day of kindergarten. You are […]

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Adult Children of Aging Parents: Feeling Guilt, Shame, Fear & Anxiety

Take a breath! Your emotions are 100% normal as your role with your loved one changes…now you are the caregiver. An average of 34 million Americans serve as unpaid caregivers for older adults (usually elderly relatives) and spend an average of 21 hours per week helping out, […]

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Do You Want Your Parents to Move In?

You might consider having your loved one move into your house. Instantly, your life will change, so think about this long and hard. Here are a few pros and cons regarding your decision: Pros: My friend Melanie Thompson had her mother move into her house two years […]

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