Tag Archives: aging parents

Not Expendable

“It only kills old people anyway,” the young doctor said to my 72-year-old grandmother. Miffed, she recounted this interaction to me over the phone. “I could have a good 20 years left!” My grandmother mails me homemade quilts. She cares … Continue reading

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Sending Love

Getting care packages at sleep-away camp felt like getting hugs through the mail. Gum, games and Mad Libs equaled instant, albeit fleeting, popularity. Now, from upstate New York, I return the favor to my mother at her senior residence in … Continue reading

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Technology Divide

The headline caught my attention: Technology Divide Between Senior ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots’ Roils Pandemic Response. I loved that Landmark plans to experiment with what he calls “facilitated telehealth,” which includes nonmedical staff members bringing devices to patients’ homes and managing … Continue reading

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Afraid of Falling?

I love the quote the article “Afraid of Falling? For Older Adults, the Dutch Have a Cure” ended on “You practice the things you know you can do, and not the things you can’t.” Falling as we age is one … Continue reading

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Filial Obligation

“While aging brings challenges to mind and body, it can also lead to an expansion in other realms. There is an abundance of emotional and social knowledge; qualities which scientists are beginning to define as wisdom . . . the … Continue reading

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