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Why Do Our Elders Hold Onto Paper?

By Kristen Reed Edens Last month, I spent a busy weekend helping my mother clean out her garage. Of the ‘treasures’ we sorted through, there were several boxes labeled ‘important papers’. Dipping into these boxes revealed something amazing: nearly 6 decades of bank statements, check registers, cancelled checks, and receipts.

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Parents and Downsizing: 7 Tips to Simplify the Process

Are you or a parent considering downsizing? It’s a hot topic for Boomers and their parents, with the reasons being many: health considerations, financial situations, moving closer to family, the desire to minimize. Regardless of the reason, the numbers of boomers downsizing is growing.

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Granny Pods – Could This Be A Solution for Aging in Place?

Have you heard of a “Granny Pod”? Granny pods are typically a pre-built structure that has been specifically designed to support aging in place. It is usually constructed on a family member or caregiver’s property. Often installed as a temporary building, granny pods are usually small homes that offer...

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I Don’t Want To Be “Put” In A Home

Thinking about being “put” in a home at some point in my life sends a chill down my spine. I would like to remain living in my own home for as long as I can. But here’s the challenge. As much as I want and plan to age in place there is another reality that I need to face.

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Why We Need Caregiver Bootcamps

Alzheimer’s disease and aging unfortunately go hand in hand and so often, people are just thrown into a caregiver role. There is no preparation, no course and a great deal of “learning on the job”. This is why we need caregiver bootcamps.

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Final Conversations With A Loved One

By Bart Astor I read an interesting op-ed recently by Katie Roiphe called “Dying with Nothing to Say” in which she talks about “last conversations” and being able to have a conversation with a dying loved one. I thought a lot about what Ms. Roiphe wrote and, of course,...

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