Tag Archives: Friends

Another Day in Dad’s Life in Assisted Living

Yesterday I visited dad again and he was in his Lazy Boy chair in his room, as he had been so many times before.  Yet, I was surprised because during recent visits he has been in the television lounge.  And the … Continue reading

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Dad and A Lady Friend

Yesterday when I went to visit dad, I found him sitting out in the lounge as he often has been lately.  The only difference today was that instead of sitting alone on the sofa with the television running, he was … Continue reading

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A Frail Independent Mentally Alert 94-Year Old Woman – Who Decides Where She Should Live?

My 94-year-old neighbor, Casey. is one of the most active people I know.  She is up and in her garden early in the morning before I am even out of bed.  She belongs to 4 bridge groups and plays many … Continue reading

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Am I My Mother?

When I was young I thought my mother had a boring life.  She was a stay at home mother while we children were young.  Then when I was in junior high school, mom became a secretary.  She had various secretarial … Continue reading

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Building a Care Team or Network: Starting with Friends

Mom and dad lived far from me.  In the winter, they were in their senior community in the south.  In the summer they were in their own home in the north.  Mom had chronic health issues which were followed by … Continue reading

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