How do you feel about getting older?

Do you dare to wear purple?

By Holly Pitas

“Warning …I shall sit on the pavement when I am tired….and learn to spit…”

I laughed out loud! Who knew an old woman would ever think such a thing.

Circa 1989, browsing greeting cards in a gift shop in Woodstock NY, I discovered this charming poem by Jenny Joseph. Although only in […]

By |March 20th, 2011|Senior Living Perspective, Tips and Resources|0 Comments

What’s in Grandmas mailbox?

By Holly Pitas
The old fashioned postal service is a reliable tenet of daily life. Delivered at pretty much the same time each day, mail has worked its way into our biorhythms. Checking the mail is a regular activity. What fun to find a

personal note from a loved one. Written just […]

By |February 18th, 2011|Senior Living Perspective, Tips and Resources|0 Comments

Here come the seagulls…

By Cori Marsh.
If you are a family caregiver and have out of town relatives come in for a short visit, have you noticed how much better your loved one seems to be while they are here?

Have you been in a position to ask them for help, or tried to talk to them about […]

Would it be a good idea for mom to move in with me?

By Holly Pitas

Living with an elderly parent can work wonders in certain families. Multigenerational households were common before the 1960’s and are still the norm in most of the world.
The invitation to move into the household is often sparked by the child’s love and sense of duty. For some families this is precious […]

When Siblings Disagree About Aging Parents – Who Is Right?

By Holly Pitas

Even in the happiest, most congenial of families, where you’ve gotten together for every holiday – differences of opinion exist. And they range from whether mashed potatoes are mandatory with lamb for Easter to what’s the best residential facility for a parent. Obviously the later decision is a bit more important, wouldn’t you say?

What happens when siblings differ, big time?

How can you navigate the trials of aging parents when you can’t stand to be in the same room with your childhood nemesis that just happens to share your DNA?

Remember, it’s not about you.  And, it’s not about your sibling. It’s about the best circumstances for your elder parent.  Keep your childhood ego under wraps and show up as a grownup.

Take stock of the situation Today.  And, respond in accordance with the person you are, Today.

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U.S.Health System Not Adequately Prepared For The Aging Sick

The problem can really break down for people with multiple chronic conditions.
By Janet Raloff

An editorial in tomorrow’s Journal of the American Medical Association offers anything but welcome words for Baby Boomers and their elders. These aging, if not geriatric, individuals constitute a large share of the 75-million-and-growing number of patients annually who must cope with at least two chronic medical conditions — ones that will each require at least a year of ongoing treatment.

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