Celebrate Older Americans Month: Caregiving or Helping

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Caregiving how we help elderly loved ones

Caregiving? Or Is It Helping? You help your mom with bill paying. You pick up your dad’s prescription at the pharmacy. You are helping your loved one and you are also providing caregiving. Martha Ranon of the Southern Caregiver Resource Center said in a UT San Diego article,“We often come across caregivers who don’t identify themselves […]

Celebrate Older Americans Month: Discuss Last Wishes

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last wishes

Wishes Mean Celebration Wishes? When I think of making a wish I think of blowing out being surrounded by friends as I prepare to blow out the candles on a birthday cake. In the milliseconds it takes to blow out the candles I makes my wishes for health, love, friendships, in a nutshell my hopes […]

Op-Ed To Doc-Ed “Take 5” An Opportunity to #DisruptAging

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Change Aging With Social Media

AMC “Take 5” Connects Viewers To Newsmakers Today on Morning Joe I caught a brief segment on the future of op-ed pieces in the age of social media and another link in changing how we see aging. AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan joined the conversation to announce the launch of Doc Club available on Sundance Now. The brief, five […]

GoGoGrandparent Connects Tech Shy Seniors To Services

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San Diego Senior Expert

GoGoGrandparent A Senior Focused StartUp GoGoGrandparent is the latest service to provide solutions for families  helping elderly loved ones to retain their freedom. A woman named Betty Lou Luce told her grandson she was afraid of driving at night. He gave her a number she could call to get around town after dark and she told her friends […]

Celebrate Older Americans Month Have The Finances Conversation

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Aging and Finances

Finances – Got Tubman’s? Last Saturday President Obama earned laughter when he quipped “Earning some serious Tubman’s” with post presidency speeches. It appears the president is thinking about his retirement and earning extra income. When I heard his comment I thought what a great way for families to start the finances conversation have with aging family members.  […]

Celebrate Older Americans Month Have The Driving Conversation

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Conversations about driving

Having The Driving Conversation With Aging Parents The 21st century has been filled with technology innovation and culture change that a decade ago was unimaginable. What is rarely discussed is the social aspect that affects families. In this century we are now facing first time conversations with family members around caregiving, driving,finances, last wishes, and sex. This […]

Celebrate Older Americans Month – 5 Conversations To Start

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Older Americans Month Start these conversations with your aging parents

Conversations We Need All Need To Start Avoiding conversations similar to the check engine light, winding road sign, or slippery when wet sign are never good ideas. Why then do we ignore the important questions about life and the transitions that are a part of it? Believe me life transitions will happen and I like being […]

Older Americans Month 2016

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Introducing Celebrating the 21st Century

May Is Older Americans Month …How Are You Celebrating?   Are you celebrating? Over 16 years ago at the stroke of midnight on January 31, 1999 we entered the 21st century. We  also began the process of remaking America into an age friendly nation. During this century 74.9 million Baby Boomers began turning age 65 and […]

What is the one question you have about aging?

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What about aging? On Anchor FM

What is the one question you have about aging? Growing up I was a curious child. Thank goodness for the City of Pico Rivera Library. Within those walls as a young girl, tween, and teen many of my questions were answered. However, many questions were left unasked those were often of a personal nature. Questions […]