If you follow me on social media or know me in my capacity as an Aging Life Care® manager you know that I am on hot standby for the most up to date, useful, awesome designs and trends related to aging in place. At age 59 I realize that aging in place is not a one-time… Continue reading Aging in place
Why I’m fine with 59
“Age ain’t nothin’ but a number ” has never been my favorite quote of the day. For me, age is a virtual big box filled with a collection of dreams, memories, aches, pains, laughter, hope, and sometimes regret. Favorite ages of mine have included thus far: 18, 21, 28, 31, 54 and 55, times of… Continue reading Why I’m fine with 59
Sibling rivalry, aging parents and running the emotional gauntlet
Sibling rivalry, also known as competition between sisters and brothers for a parent’s attention, may change over time. Unique relationships can strengthen or weaken on the road from childhood to adulthood. Physical and emotional distances offer adult siblings new opportunities to develop respectful, loving, caring relationships. Sometimes though, a few embers of competitiveness or jealousy… Continue reading Sibling rivalry, aging parents and running the emotional gauntlet
Time, tea, you and me
Sometimes showing loving kindness to an elderly person is as simple as treating her to lunch and the world’s largest cup of tea.
To Betty Friedan with love
To all my sisters who marched last weekend, I honor you. Stay strong because those who still believe women are the weaker sex will need constant reminders that we roar! We do not back down. And we fight – but not like a girl. And here’s also to the men in our lives who see… Continue reading To Betty Friedan with love
Aging in place #LetsAllStayHome
Aging in place. #AIP. This. Yes. Something like 89% of boomers want to age in place. Well duh. Boomers, Gen X&Y and now Millennials have watched their parents and grandparents struggle fiercely to stay home even as the inevitability of aging takes its toll on health. The next chapter in this worst story ever is… Continue reading Aging in place #LetsAllStayHome
I’ve spent this last day of 2016 in the warm embrace of the ones I love with sand between my toes and the salt air breeze blowing softly through my hair. Kindness, simplicity, spontaneity – wouldn’t it be wonderful and amazing if these could be the motivations of all our days. I’ve asked and been… Continue reading Intentional
5 handy gadgets for boomers and beyond
One of the rewards I enjoy as a geriatric care manager is the opportunity to pass along helpful tips to make the day-to-day job of growing older a bit easier, safer and sometimes, more fun! I regularly accompany my dear clients to medical appointments, on routine errands like grocery shopping, and everyone’s favorite – going… Continue reading 5 handy gadgets for boomers and beyond
What are you doing New Year’s Eve?
Looking back at the highlights and blooper reels of my life, I am reminded that ushering in the new year, for me, has been part spectator sport, part Olympic competition, and part Sleeping Beauty minus the dwarfs. I am looking forward to New Year’s Eve. I’m going glitter all the way, pajamas not allowed. 2016’s last meal is… Continue reading What are you doing New Year’s Eve?
Skin in the game
While I will continue to shout from the mountain top all the reasons I’m loving my 50s, I also admit that this aging game is not “all play and no work”. Mother Earth, Father Time and I are in a dance off of sorts. A shot of gravity here, a touch of sun damage there, and… Continue reading Skin in the game