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Final Resting Place Dilemma star
Have you purchased a burial plot? Will you be buried in a “family” plot that someone else purchased? Do you plan to be buried at all? These questions may sound morbid, but they are more serious than you think.

Gift Ideas for Seniors star
Christmas is fast approaching. What do you buy for the senior who has everything? You have come to the right place! Check out my ideas for gift shopping for the senior in your life.

Grandparents and Visitation Rights star
In today's society, grandparents are encountering many legal, political and moral obstacles which are keeping them from fulfilling their roles as respected and valued co-parents within the family hierarchy.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren star
Today's seniors are facing newer family and social challenges as increasingly more seniors begin to be called upon to raise their grandchildren.

Guilt Feelings star
Do you know the difference between realistic guilt and unrealistic guilt? Do you know how to label your feelings accurately? Learn about processing your feelings in this article.

Home for the Holidays star
Where is home for you? Do you still live independently or in a nursing home? Are you physically able to travel? If you are not a senior, do you have to make these considerations for your parents? As we age, the idea of home often changes significantly. Spending the holidays with loved ones beco

Legacy star
What kind of legacy are you leaving for those who follow in your footsteps? Others around us are watching our actions closely. Are you setting a good example for them? If you are considering leaving money to your heirs, do you really have enough to do so and still take care of yourself?

Moving From One State to Another star
When was the last time you had to move your entire house? Did you move across town or across the country. Learn some moving tips to help ease the burden of downsizing and moving across state lines.

Planning a Successful Family Reunion star
A family reunion is a time for learning about family heritage, catching up with long, lost cousins and sharing a unique bond with a bunch of folks that carry your same DNA.

Respect Your Elders star
Do you respect your elders? Is respect for the elderly a dying phenomenon? How can we leave a legacy of respect for generations to come?

The Reality of Caregiving Support Groups star[offsite link]
A great AARP article that offers family caregivers great advice on the value of creating support, and how to do it.

The Sandwich Generation ~Elderly parents star
The first in a series of occasional articles on being a member of the sandwich generation, caring for elderly parents and grandchildren.

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