Category Archives: Gifts

Aging Parents: LETTING GO and the CIRCLE OF LIFE

Moving on happens. It’s difficult to control. I’m thinking that I’ve witnessed life come full circle and my parents’ last gift to me is this mountain of stuff that–in the going through and reading– has helped make sense of much of my past. Continue reading

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Aging Parents: Alzheimer’s Blogs and Key Thoughts for Caregivers and Adult Children

Perhaps there’s an elderly gentleman who will feel very special if he receives an unexpected phone call with Father’s Day wishes. As I write this I’m thinking about who I will phone. Father’s Day provides us another chance to give elders attention, so important in aging well. That should make them feel good. And that makes us feel good too, doesn’t it.
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Aging Parents: Gifts for Fathers and Grandfathers–2

A Round-up of 45 Gifts for Fathers and Grandfathers Continues
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Aging Parents: Gifts for Fathers and Grandfathers–Part 1

45 Father’s Day Gifts– 8 Categories, arranged alphabetically: Accessories and Clothing to Vision enhancers, compiled the last 3 years. I’ve reread them, updated them, and added some– remembering the time and outside-the-box thinking that went into compiling the original list. Two posts (–1 followed by–2) Continue reading

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Aging Parents and Memorial Day 2014

  MEMORIAL DAY–MONDAY MAY 26, 2014 Can we look into the hearts of old people? Things change. Values change–both at a rapid rate. It’s part of today’s world and we deal with it. Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the impact … Continue reading

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Aging Parents: Easter and Passover Treats–a Very Short Outing

Holidays provide endless opportunities to help parents age well. Taking elders out for a change of scenery is one–especially for those who are basically housebound, mobility challenged, or don’t venture forth except for essentials like doctors’ appointments. It’s uplifting, muscles … Continue reading

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The Best Last-Minute or Any Time Valentine For a Loved-One

I loved this Valentine idea when Monique told me she thought of it for her mother a few years ago; and I introduced it on this blog last year. It will be R’s Valentine this year as it better meets her new needs. Continue reading

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