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FINDING TRANSPORTATION FOR YOUR ELDERLY PARENT

FINDING TRANSPORTATION FOR YOUR ELDERLY PARENT

 

When Bruce's dad couldn't drive any more, it was a big problem for him and his family. Everyone either lived out of state or worked full-time and nobody could provide regular transportation. They turned to a home care agency for help. The agency was able to provide a variety of services for Bruce's father, including rides to the store and the barber, and sometimes just a pleasant drive to nowhere in particular, which he always enjoyed.

Lucy became her mother's number one chauffeur, but juggling the responsibility with other demands in her life was overwhelming. At first, so was finding transportation. "I began looking around for people who could take her places. I found a young woman in her church who was in between jobs who loved my mother, and asked if she could take her out once week to have lunch and do errands. She was thrilled.

65 Days Until 65 Years

65 Days Until 65 Years

 

OMG what an adorable little girl! It’s not just her mother who thinks so, either. Everyone who has seen the picture propped up on the mantle in my office has commented. “She is so sweet!” they’ll say or, “Look at that mischievous twinkle in her eyes and the lovely, happy smile!”

Where is that little girl today? Read more.

WHEN IS IT NO LONGER SAFE TO DRIVE?

WHEN IS IT NO LONGER SAFE TO DRIVE?

 

Imagine for a moment that a well-meaning family member decides it’s no longer safe for you to drive and takes away your keys. You have been driving all of your adult life with no major mishaps. The only issue, as far as you’re concerned, is that you’re not quite as young as you used to be.

Chances are you would be quite upset and perhaps a little panic-stricken at the thought of losing your independence.

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Difficult Conversations About the Care of an Elderly Parent

Difficult Conversations About the Care of an Elderly Parent

 

Seven years ago Lucy and her husband, who were in their 50s, left their home and jobs in Chicago and moved to Maine. Not to retire or experience a slower pace of life, but to care for Lucy’s elderly mother.

“At first she was still quite independent,” says Lucy. “She was driving, swimming at the local pool every morning, buying her own groceries, and cooking her own meals.

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Swett Family Bike Ride

Swett Family Bike Ride

Tuesday was the Swett family bike ride. I didn’t ride, I was part of the picnic crew. The plan was that we would all meet at Two Lights State Park around noon. The 12 cyclists, ranging in age from 10 to 63, pedaled off mid-morning from CycleMania, where the out-of-towners rented bikes. Read more.