Shelter is my guiding word for this year. It is a non-striving word. A shelter offers refuge, provides safety, and embraces calm and quiet. I'm happy to report that I have lived to tell the story of my Swedish Death Cleaning Adventure -- my effort to make it easier for … [Read more...] about Finding Shelter…In My Home…Part 2
Shelter is my guiding word for this year. It is a non-striving word. A shelter offers refuge, provides safety, and embraces calm and quiet. So far, this series of Shelter essays has focused on where I find comfort in places and things. But of course, my most important … [Read more...] about Finding Shelter…In My Home
What’s In There? A closer look inside the body helps find small problems before they become big - part 3 of 4. Preventative health screenings are a critical component to staying healthy. “The ultimate goal for older adults is to maintain function and independence,” says Dr. … [Read more...] about Look More Closely At What’s In There: Screenings Specific To Men And Women
It’s good to be home. Familiar surroundings, memories of family, a comfortable neighborhood, and a sense of freedom are just some of the benefits of staying put. However, life does get harder as we get older. Those things we used to do without effort become more difficult and can … [Read more...] about Keeping An Eye On The Situation
“Son, We’re Moving In!” Alzheimer’s disease. Stroke. Financial incident. Car accident. Surgery. Loneliness. Heart attack. There are many reasons you might move in with your parents or in-laws, or why they may move in with you. It is not a simple choice and there are some … [Read more...] about Sharing A Home – Preparing For When Family Moves In (part 1 of 2).