Category: Families with Seniors

Why Their History Matters (Your Senior’s Legacy for Future Generations)

“Grandma, tell me about where you grew up?” “What do you mean I look like Uncle Bob when he was a little boy?” “You didn’t have a television OR an iPhone?!”   Who among us hasn’t heard the children in our families ask these sorts of questions or ponder what life was like back when […]

Outdoor Activities For Seniors

Taking advantage of the summer’s warm weather and sunny skies is beneficial for people of all ages. Everyone (and I mean everyone!) is encouraged to enjoy the season’s longer days, and not just to absorb some vitamin D but also for rest and relaxation! For seniors especially, the cold temperatures and snow of winter have […]

How to Select a Caregiver

The time has come. Mom and/or Dad are no longer able to care for themselves so it is now necessary to hire a caregiver to help tend to their needs. It’s an important decision and can be fraught with lots of concerns. Here are some important points that will help you when choosing a caregiver […]

Keeping Your Senior Safe in Winter

Sleet and slush, icy sidewalks, cold winds and even colder temperatures all serve to make winter challenging for everyone but even more so for seniors. With their reduced ease of mobility and a greater sensitivity to cold seniors can definitely suffer more during the harsh months of winter. Here are some suggestions on how to help […]

It’s The Holiday Season. Don’t Forget Your Senior Loved Ones

Everyone loves the holidays, right? Mmmm, not so fast because along with the fun and festivities is the stress and aggravation of shopping, planning, preparing and hosting that comes ON TOP OF work and caring for the family. It’s a precarious juggle. And the season seems to start earlier and earlier doesn’t it? Halloween costumes […]

What To Do When Seniors/Parents Need Help But Don’t Want Help

Your Mom refuses to stop standing on the step stool while she puts away the groceries but she doesn’t want help. Your Dad continually forgets to take his medications but he doesn’t want help. Your parent’s home is dirty and their clothes don’t look all that clean either but they don’t want help. These scenarios […]