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Tips for Listening Well to Your Senior Loved One

“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.”  ~Ralph Nichols How often do you think about listening? Most of our day is filled with some type of communication, but are you taking the time to listen–to listen... Read more

National Family Caregivers Month: Take Care to Give Care

Greetings one and all… November is National Family Caregivers month—a wonderful opportunity to recognize and to honor family caregivers. It’s also a time to remember that caring for our loved ones can be quite stressful physically, emotionally, psychosocially, financially, and spiritually. Consequently the theme this year, Take Care to Give Care, is certainly apropos. Although... Read more

Caregiver Support: Running Out of Gas

Recently, I was enjoying a beautiful lake day with my family, the sun in my face, the wind in my hair, the boat skipped gently along the water.  Everything seemed to be going as it should. Until we heard, “Putt…putt…putt…putt…” And with a marina in our sight line—the boat ran out of gas. We sat... Read more

Shared Adventures: Including Seniors in Your Travel Plans

The 13 of us made quite the entrance into Magic Kingdom. Our 4-generation family group included three children under the age of three, an 86 year old, two strollers, and a wheelchair. We all posed smiling in front of Cinderella’s Castle in Minnie and Mickey Mouse t-shirts; our three-day adventure at the Disney World theme... Read more

Showing Up

Greetings one and all! It is hard to believe how quickly the summer is flying by. WOW! So, let’s take a little break in the action and slow down. Grab your favorite cold beverage. Find a comfy place to land. And breathe deeply as I chat about the importance of showing up. Last week, I... Read more

Everything is Temporary

Greetings one and all! After a delightful week of traveling in the southern part of Colorado, I am thankful to be sitting at my desk in familiar surroundings. Although I loved my adventures in Durango and Pueblo, there is no place like home. So, pour a cup of coffee or hot tea. Curl up in... Read more

Summertime Event Preparation Tips for Senior Safety

Memorial Day is this coming weekend, the unofficial kick-off to summer. It’s the first of the summer cookouts and family and friend gatherings. It can be a wonderful opportunity for your senior loved one to get out of the house and socialize. But, it is important for caregivers to understand the necessity of being well... Read more

GROWW – Initiating Transformational Growth Through Grief

Greetings one and all! Here’s a news flash—it is NOT snowing in Denver today! I have officially traded in my snow shovel for a lawn mower. Since Mother’s Day has come and gone, I feel confident in that trade (a “rule of thumb” in the Denver area). Trees are leafing out. Bulbs are blooming. People... Read more

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! Mother’s Day is a special day. A day set aside to recognize the woman who loves deeply and protects fiercely. The woman who has sacrificed much for the benefit of another. Now that I am a mom I realize the depth of love a mother can have for her child; love so... Read more

Record Keeping: Your Personal Health Record

My parents were fortunate to be cared for at home during their later years in life.  Much of their care was provided by my sister, Cindy.  For a period of ten years prior to their deaths, my parents had multiple physicians, each specializing in a particular system.  Mom and Dad were veterans of health care... Read more

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