Monthly Archives: September 2014

Recommended Reading | Choice Connections of VA

September 30th, 2014 (No Comments)

Recommended Reading | Choice Connections of VA How to Deal with 21 Critical Issues Facing Aging Seniors by Thomas Day Aging seniors and their families are often confounded by the complexity of issues facing the elderly. Not only do older Americans have to contend with declining income, increased debt and poor investment returns, but they […]

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6 Tips to Keep in Mind While Helping Aging Parents

September 30th, 2014 (No Comments)

6 Tips to Keep in Mind While Helping Aging Parents by Valerie Buck, August 25, 2014 |National Care Planning Council  1. Getting old is financially scary No matter how much money one may have, thinking about covering the expenses associated with aging or dealing with the unknown can be extremely scary. What if your elderly […]

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Finding the Right Words at a Bad Time

September 30th, 2014 (No Comments)

Finding the Right Words at a Bad Time We’ve likely been in this situation, in one way or another. A friend’s husband has died or a family member just found out he has cancer. We don’t know what to say, so we blurt out the first thing that comes to our minds. When standing in […]

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Passing on Your Passwords as Part of Your Estate

September 30th, 2014 (No Comments)

Passing on Your Passwords as Part of Your Estate When contemplating wills and estates, it’s no longer enough to leave behind information about the location of your safe-deposit box or the name of your lawyer. In this increasingly digital world, what’s even more important is letting your next of kin know the user names and […]

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Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of VA

September 1st, 2014 (No Comments)

Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of VA Coping with Your Difficult Older Parent: A Guide For Stressed Out Children Grace Lebow (Author), Barbara Kane (Author), Irwin Lebow (Author) Do You Have An Aging Parent Who — Blames you for everything that goes wrong? Cannot tolerate being alone, wants you all the time? Is obsessed with health […]

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5 Traits of the Worst Nursing Homes

September 1st, 2014 (No Comments)

5 Traits of the Worst Nursing Homes By Geoff Williams, U.S. News & World Report, May 7, 2014 Horror stories abound of elder abuse and neglect in nursing homes and it can be very scary for families who need to search for options for a loved one.  Choice Connections can help you find the best […]

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3 Things You Should Never Say to Your Aging Parents

September 1st, 2014 (No Comments)

3 Things You Should Never Say to Your Aging Parents: Tips for voicing your concerns effectively  from: AARP No one likes to think about it, much less talk about it. But at some point, your loved one may not be able to do the things he or she once did, such as driving, taking care […]

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Back to school – for seniors, too

September 1st, 2014 (No Comments)

Back to school – for seniors, too September is back to school time, but not just for kids. Older adults can take advantage of a myriad of lifelong learning opportunities as far ranging as taking a cooking class, being tutored in computer skills or visiting a public library. Research shows that older adults can benefit […]

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