Learning family history from your older loved ones
In 1976, when I was 12, the students in my sixth-grade class were given a writing assignment that required us to interview a person in our families.
I chose to interview my 81-year-old paternal grandmother who immigrated from Poland to America. I no longer have the paper I wrote, but 41 years later, I still remember the interview. . . .READ THE REST
What is “aging in place”?
Aging in place simply means that a person — regardless of age — lives in the residence of his or her own choosing. Primarily, this phrase is used in regard to an elderly person maintaining a good quality of life while living in his or her own home. . . .READ THE REST
Allow consolation to run both ways
Too often, out of consideration for our seriously ill loved ones, we cut short any effort on their part to comfort us. We want them to save their energy for their own well being. . . .READ THE REST