Monthly Archives: October 2017

Recommended Reading | October 2017

October 7th, 2017 (No Comments)

Caring for Your Parents: The Complete Family Guide (AARP®) By:  by Hugh Delehanty  (Author), Elinor Ginzler (Author), Mary Pipher (Foreword)   Drawing on AARP’s deep wellspring of expertise in the topic, AARP’s Caring for Your Parents offers both sensitive counsel and a practical road map through the complex emotional terrain many of us face as our parents’ age. This eye-opening book […]

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6 Things to Consider Getting Rid of Before They Become a Burden for Your Kids

October 7th, 2017 (No Comments)

  After my mother died, it took me nearly two years to clean out her house. Deciding what to let go of was a tedious, sometimes tearful, process. Her Depression-era childhood, nostalgia, and love of pretty things fueled her hoarding and collecting. I experienced a mild sense of guilt about not keeping some items and a […]

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E-Readers Can Bring Back Your Reading Habit

October 7th, 2017 (No Comments)

Did you get an electronic reader (e-reader) for Christmas? Is it still in the box? If it is, you’re probably not alone. Many older adults prefer to avoid technology for as long as possible, and if that’s you, that’s OK. Even if the kids expect it and all of your friends are doing it, there’s […]

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Face the Facts: Topics to Discuss Now with Your Aging Parents (Part 2 of 2)

October 7th, 2017 (No Comments)

As we age and live longer, financial, legal, healthcare and long-term care issues affect families, not just individuals. This guide was created to help families “face the facts” about these important topics. This overview addresses some key areas of concern, suggested questions to ask, and ways in which families might initiate conversations about these often difficult […]

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