Visiting Our Memories

Visiting Our Memories

When I asked a gentleman whose mother is in a skilled nursing facility where I visit why he rarely comes to see her, he said, “I can’t stand to visit mom!  She barely remembers me and there’s nothing to say to her.  She doesn’t care what’s going on in my life, and...
Gift Giving

Gift Giving

It’s getting late for holiday shopping, but many of us are still searching for the right gift for an elderly loved one or a friend who is seriously ill.  We certainly cannot fall back on gift certificates or cash when it comes to these special and fragile people in...
Traveling Anything but Light!

Traveling Anything but Light!

Thanksgiving week is the most-traveled week of the entire year. “Over the River and Through the Woods” has long been the theme song for Americans planning family Thanksgiving gatherings. However, these days, grandmother’s house might be empty if you go there as...
Can We Be Thankful for Thanksgiving?

Can We Be Thankful for Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving Day is only a few weeks away.  As soon as we turn the calendar to November, that last Thursday of the month seems to loom.  It can mean so many different things to different people.  Will you travel out of town?  Will you entertain out of town guests?...