Economical Options for Seniors: Discounts, Part-Time Jobs The economy has put a damper on the lives of many seniors. If you’re a senior who needs extra income, why not call Home Instead Senior Care to learn about part-time job possibilities? Q. As a senior widow living on a fixed income, I’m wondering how I can save [...]
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A Treasured Keepsake You’ve always admired your mother’s sapphire brooch, which she promised you several years ago. Likewise, your brother was counting on Dad’s expensive chain saw. But when your parents passed away, your youngest brother and his wife—who live in the same town—took it all. What do you do? The high ground is to [...]
Senior Independence: Respecting Your Privacy Two months ago your daughter and her family bought the house next door. While you’re thrilled to have family close by, they have a key and drop by any time they want. How do you tell them to respect your privacy? This is difficult because you don’t want to alienate [...]
Five Wishes The Five Wishes document helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself. It is unique among all other living will and health agent forms because it looks to all of a person’s needs: medical, personal, emotional and spiritual. Five Wishes also encourages discussing your wishes [...]
Senior Money Problems: When Funds are Getting Tight At age 85, you’re happy to be healthy and living longer than you ever expected. But money is running out. Not only will you be unable to leave your children the inheritance they’re expecting, but funds are getting tight for you as well. What do you say [...]
End of Life Planning: Family Doesn’t Want to Talk At age 70, you know you need to start thinking about end-of-life issues. Your children say you’re young yet and keep putting off the subject. How do you begin a serious discussion that your kids can’t ignore? Remember, when it comes to end-of-life issues, you’re the [...]
Senior Depression and Loneliness: Dealing with the Loss of Friends You’ve just attended the third funeral of a close friend within a year’s time. The toll of all these losses is starting to wear on you emotionally. You’d like more support from your family, but how do you ask? If you are losing a lot [...]
Talking with Your (Adult) Kids The communication gap that occurred when Boomer children were teenagers may repeat as seniors struggle to find the right words to talk to their kids about sensitive subjects. Independence, money, health and romance can leave tongue-tied even senior parents who are close to their Boomer children. How do seniors tell [...]
Ten Tips to Help Seniors Communicate with Their Boomer Children Be assertive . . . There will be situations where people talk to you in ways that are inappropriate. You may be patronized, put down or abused, even by family members. Assertiveness involves figuring out what you need in a specific situation, stating that clearly [...]
May Forum – The Virtual Dementia Tour Tuesday, May 7 Did you know that there are approximately 35 million Americans age 65 and older, and more than 5.4 million suffer from Alzheimer’s disease? Dementia is the overriding diagnosis for cognitive impairments – the largest category under dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. Geriatric specialists know that quality of care [...]