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The 5 C’s of Living Well and Aging Well

Greetings one and all… In the fall of every year, I contemplate possible ideas for programming in the upcoming year. I review the latest publications on all aspects of aging, end-of-life care, and caregiving. I scan trusted websites in search of themes and consistent concerns. Last year, my efforts exposed serious issues as well as... Read more

How to Have Difficult Conversations with Your Elderly Parent

Is it time for Mom to stop driving? Does Dad need additional help around the house? Does a Power of Attorney need to be established for your parents? Is it time to start home care services? There are many difficult conversations that need to happen as parents age, knowing what to say, when to say... Read more

What is Loneliness and Why do We Feel Lonely?

Greetings one and all… Every year, my challenge as an educator is to create innovative, relevant programs for my clients and audiences. Consequently, I invest significant time and effort in reviewing the latest research and publications related to aging, caregiving, and end-of-life care. Every year without exception, a theme emerges reflecting societal concerns, needs, and/or... Read more

Spring has Sprung!

Greetings one and all… Spring has officially sprung according to the calendar. To confirm the arrival of the season, it felt and looked like Spring along the Front Range this week. In fact, a friend of mine noted that daffodils are blooming in her garden. A sure sign of the season. Metaphorically speaking, I am... Read more

Combatting Heart Disease: 7 Keys to a Healthy Heart

We at Preferred Care at Home love all things relating to chocolate, flowers, and celebrations.  While Valentine’s Day has (sadly) come and gone, we also know that February is about more than chocolate and roses.  We join with the American Heart Association (AHA) each February to raise awareness about heart disease so that we and... Read more

Are You Planning on Aging Alone?

The strict definition of a solo ager or elder orphan is someone who lives alone, has no children, and does not have a life partner. But a broader definition of solo aging highlights the reality that we are ALL at risk of aging solo due to circumstances—the death of a spouse or partner, a divorce,... Read more

Make Room for Joy!

Thank goodness for the moments like yesterday when I awaken to the need to make room for Joy in my life. Moments that aren’t planned. Moments that just happen when my heart and soul need a dose of Joy! Maybe you have felt a similar longing for Joy in your... Read more

Five Tips to Help You Reflect

“Reflection is hard work, it’s more than just posting your #bestnine. Reflecting back on the year takes time, but can help you prepare for... Read more

What Are We Going to Do Tomorrow? How to Slow Down and Enjoy Today

When picking my daughter up from Princess Dance Camp (yes, this is a thing, and it’s incredibly cute) one of her co-princesses turned to her mom and asked, “What are we doing next?” The mom gave a tired sigh and said, “Quiet time is... Read more

Senior Loneliness: Putting Down New Roots

“Loneliness is now recognized as a daunting challenge for elders nationwide—a challenge if not overcome reduces the quality of life for... Read more
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