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"Baby boomers are downsizing — and the kids won’t take the family heirlooms" - The Boston Globe

For generations, adult children have agreed to take their aging parents’ possessions — whether they wanted them or not. But now, the anti-clutter movement has met the anti-brown furniture movement, and the combination is sending dining room sets, sterling silver flatware, and knick-knacks straight to thrift stores or the curb.

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Answers for Elders Podcasts: Brightstar Care

Kathy Lyons of Brightstar Care spoke with me about a very important subject: caregiver burnout. What is it? How do we prevent it? And how do we manage  562 more words


Journey Home: Five Years

Five years ago today I pushed my keys across the attorney’s conference table to the young couple who sat on the other side. The attorney passed me a check. 1,122 more words

Mother Daughter Relationship

Mindfulness for Veterans Decreases PTSD Symptoms

By: Christine Renzulli
May 18, 2017


Mindfulness is nonjudgmental awareness of changes in internal experiences with roots in Tibetan Buddhism.1 It is made up of 2 elements: being aware in the present moment and accepting your thoughts and feelings without judgment.2 These skills support self-reflection and understanding cognitive, emotional, and behavior patterns.3… 954 more words


Each state has an agency that is responsible for investigating reports of abuse or neglect of seniors by care facilities and their staff.  These findings are supposed to be available for the general public to help inform them of which facility may be the safest for their loved ones. 63 more words


Design Ideas for Aging in Place

Aging in place can be an extremely attractive option for many homeowners. Continuing to live in your own home often means more freedom in decision making and keeping ties with close neighbors and relatives. 345 more words

Home Renovation

Let’s Celebrate!

The Yarmouth Aging in Place project is celebrating our accomplishments with an Ice Cream Social and you are invited.  You’ll get a chance to meet some of our wonderful volunteers, learn more about the project, and have some yummy ice cream besides.   97 more words

Senior Services