Hi, I'm Susan~
Professionally: High School Counselor (retired)
Scarsdale HS, NY.
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Masters degree: Teachers College, Columbia U., NY
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Author: Helping Children of Divorce (Schocken Books)
Wife, daughter, sister, far-away-living adult child. My parents died at ages 88 and 94. I'm a far-away-living daughter-in-law (her only "daughter") of my husband's inspirational mother (age 100), living alone, independently in her home of 65+ years and one of the Sr. Advisors to my blog.
Summer '08 I completed a manuscript for a 2nd book, to help adult children facing their parents' aging challenges. While a top NY literary agent had the manuscript, the late 2008 economic collapse was bad for publishing. She suggested I write a blog using ideas and insights from the manuscript + timely information. Help! Aging Parents is the result.
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About This Blog
There are so many aspects of helping parents age well, just as there were so many aspects of helping my high school counselees mature well. I found the following lead to success, regardless of age group. Thus, each post--no matter the subject--is written with some of the following in mind:
EMPOWERING, AFFIRMING SELF-ESTEEM, SHOWING RESPECT, ADDING SOME FUN (my little dog was often in my office).
These important elements helped even my most "disaffected" (euphemism for unruly) counselees to feel better about themselves, make the effort, and move forward. I share with high hopes that your parents can age better and perhaps have some added enjoyment...until the end.
Help! Aging Parents, published Tuesday and Saturday nights, is committed to sharing the best information, professional advice, personal experiences and creative ideas.
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Of Current Interest
ALZHEIMER'S AND HOLIDAYS 11/28/13 Mayo Clinic Health
Information Newsletter--Click: Alzheimer's: Tips to Make Holidays more Enjoyable
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VISION: Renal Prosthesis
Cleveland Clinic: Up-and-coming technologies: 2014. check out #1 Click:
Cleveland Clinic's Top Medical Innovations for 2014
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DEMENTIA: CAREGIVER GUILT
Undeserved Guilt Often Trips Up Dementia Caregivers-Mayo Clinic
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CHECK IT OUT from UCLA Health--
" About Aging" articles--from A: An Expert Spin on Dizziness to V: Vision Loss in Elderly, written by UCLA geriatricians. Click:
ALL ABOUT AGING
Tag Archives: blood circulation
Milly had just arrived to lead the choral group practice. She looked great and I remarked accordingly. Her response, “I try to be a moving target–that way nothing bad can catch up with me.”
Become a moving target. Keep busy. Sr. Advisor M puts it another way: “moving keeps everything oiled up-physically and mentally.” Continue reading →