Don’t Get Caught in a Scam Storm

Don’t Get Caught in a Scam Storm

Criminals target seniors. Learn how to protect yourself. Last month, during a week of intense rain, Rosalie Thorson (85) discovered her basement beginning to flood. Panicked, she contacted her next door neighbor who diagnosed the problem as being a broken sump pump....
When Your Parents Need Help

When Your Parents Need Help

As a loved one ages, it may become necessary to bring in outside help to ensure his or her needs are met, especially if adult children are being squeezed between the responsibilities of full-time employment and raising their own kids. Fortunately, there are companies...
Take the Fear Out of Being a First Time Caregiver

Take the Fear Out of Being a First Time Caregiver

By Torie Temple We play many roles within our lives, but when we’re cast as a caregiver for a loved one, it may take more preparation than just switching hats. Evelyn Hunter, facilitator for the Floyd Memorial caregiver support group, and Terry Graham, registered...
The Transition to a New Place

The Transition to a New Place

By Carrie VittitoeOnce a loved one has decided to move to a retirement community and selected the one to call home, the hard work of “rightsizing” begins. This is the process of going through the house and belongings to find what will work in one’s new home and...

Quiz: Is Your Loved One Safe Living Alone?

By Tori TempleExplaining to your loved one that they are no longer safe living alone could prove to be a difficult conversation to start. Remember the following tips to help ease the strain for you and your loved one.“Remind them that they are not doing what they love...