I think sometimes we want to laugh-off the idea that our parents, loved ones (or even ourselves) have 'selective hearing'! Maybe this happens more when it comes to asking someone to take out the…Continue
Started Oct 20, 2011
If this is a situation you have encountered, or expect to encounter in the near future - you may have some questions or opinions. When dealing with the very important (and sometimes difficult)…Continue
Started Sep 14, 2011
The single most glaring failure in our health system today is the care of frail seniors. This is frightening because this challenge is going to grow exponentially in the coming years.A large…Continue
Started Mar 17, 2011
How to look after your elderly parents’ needs
Millions of Canadian daughters should be prepared to return to the nest to look after an aging parent. In fact, in addition to handling a full-time job and raising children, women in a caregiver role can count on spending twice as many hours per month (29) looking after a family member than men. They are called the Sandwich Generation and as baby boomers age, your chance of falling into this group…
Posted on May 18, 2011 at 10:59am
1. Over-tip a waitress.
2. Drive inexpensive cars, but own the best house you can afford.
3. The large print giveth and the small print taketh away.
4. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.
5. Never buy a house without a fireplace.
6. Once in your life own a convertible.
7. Buy vegetables from truck farmers who advertise with hand lettered signs.
9. Never mention being on a diet.
11. Never forget your anniversary.…
Posted on April 12, 2011 at 9:19pm
By: Mary Ellen Tomlinson
In the game of baseball, “safe” means to successfully evade being caught by the players on the opposite team to arrive at home plate. Planning makes the difference between hearing the referee shout out at home plate “safe” or “out”. Safe is the word we want to hear.
Older folks need to be “home safe,” too. A well organized home can keep older folks safe from falls and…
Posted on March 30, 2011 at 8:21am