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When Driving Becomes A Concern

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Hanging up the keys is one of the most difficult decisions to discuss with an elder in the family. Driving is about freedom and independence and it is not something that is easily given up. It symbolizes a passage that many older adults do not want to enter. Who can blame anyone for not wanting to let go of driving …

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Stopping To Smell The Roses

MUM AND I2

I attended a breakfast networking meeting the other day and we were asked to speak about what sets us and our business apart from others. ┬áIt’s good to have a question posed that makes you stop and reflect on who you believe you are and what the intention is behind your actions. My very first job at the age of …

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How to talk to your senior parent about moving

Daughters Mom

Various reasons present themselves for encouraging a parent to make a move out of their home. Safety concerns probably rank highest, as well as the development of early memory loss. Elders living alone can often experience isolation and making a move to where there are other people their own age to relate to can have positive benefits. Loneliness can have …

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My Own Experience – Moving Mum

Blog Mum2

I have helped many families move through necessary transitions as the time is reached when it is no longer possible for a senior to continue living in their own home. For my own family, this turning point was reached for my dear ninety year old mum this past weekend. She gratefully has four daughters who are able to work closely …

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