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Balancing Act: How to Help Your Loved One Without Helping Too Much

“I want to do it myself!” As a parent, at some point, you have to learn to let go. Kids must be allowed to try and fail, hard as it is to stand by and watch. Growing up is all … Continue reading

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Deb’s Best Practices for Keeping Your Aging Loved One Safe

As our loved ones age, their safety becomes a top-of-the-mind concern. Should they still be driving? Are they able to handle a snow storm or a power outage? What if they fall and no one is there to hear or … Continue reading

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Winter Weather Advisory: How to Keep Your Aging Loved One Safe in a Blizzard

As we head into the new year, there hasn’t yet been much snow here in Southern New England. But, as anyone who lives here long enough knows, this is probably the calm before inevitable winter storms. The National Oceanic and … Continue reading

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How to Help Your Aging Parent Travel Safely to That Special Family Event

It’s that time of year when weekend calendars are jammed with graduations, weddings, award celebrations and other special family get-togethers. You want to include your aging parent in the festivities. But what happens when Mom or Dad lives farther away … Continue reading

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Speaking Up for Health Care Decisions

Whatever your faith, chances are you’re familiar with these famous words from the Book of Ecclesiastes: “There’s a time to be born; there’s a time to die. . . . There is a time to be silent. And there’s a … Continue reading

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