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I don’t understand mid-life orphans. They complain about caregiving responsibilities, and then, when their parents pass away, they lament about being orphans. They say they feel bereft, unmoored, devastated by life without parents. Don’t they realize how lucky they are? Having elderly parents is a privilege some of us never had. 

If you’re a mid-life orphan, you’ve had the pleasure […]

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In this clip, Dr. Alexis Abramson, Ph.D., discusses the growing importance of caregiving in our everyday life. Who are caregivers? What kind of work are they doing? What changes should we anticipate in this emerging field of vital work? Watch the video below to learn more:

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We consulted some of the foremost “experts” on retirement and asked them how they were preparing for life after their career.  Here’s what they had to say:

Special thanks to all of our Camp Willow kids and their families!

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You can’t eliminate all disagreements and uncomfortable situations with your parents, but you can often resolve conflicts and make your relationships run more smoothly, if you just know how!  The following ten tips will help you avoid butting heads with your aging loved ones.

 Start early. 

There are some issues that almost […]

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It’s wonderful to spend time with your grandchildren.  The initial excitement is fun for everyone.  But, did you ever wonder how to keep their interest and curiosity alive during the visit?

Amy Goyer from writes about “8 Fun Activities to Do with Your Grandkids”.   Below are her creative suggestions on how to handle that dreaded […]

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A Chip Off The Old Block

On September 7, 2011 By

Want to help kids get fit?  Get their grandparents in on the act!

What could a newborn have in common with a 21-year-old, a 45-year-old, a 68-year-old and even a 92-year-old? They’re all different generations of the same family. At the turn of the 20th century, when people had a shorter lifespan, these family […]

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