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Our grandchildren and other family members are so important. Whether you are in a happy marriage or going through a divorce after 60, we can help! Let’s talk about how to get the most from your family relationships after 60.

A Tribute to Mom – Writing a Legacy Letter for the Most Important Woman in Your Life
3 years ago

A Tribute to Mom – Writing a Legacy Letter for the Most Important Woman in Your Life

My mother just received the results of her PET scan. Did the radiation treatment she got in September work or not? Read More

Have You Told Your Grandchild Their Backstory? You Should!
3 years ago

Have You Told Your Grandchild Their Backstory? You Should!

When our first grandchild was born, I was enveloped with the sense of continuity, similar to the feeling that I had when my first child was born. I could almost viscerally feel the past flowing through me to the future, to him. It was a new sensation and it was rather wonderful. Read More

Dying Matters – Changing the Way Society Views Death and Dying (Video)
3 years ago

Dying Matters – Changing the Way Society Views Death and Dying (Video)

On the surface, saying that dying matters, seems so obvious that it’s not worth mentioning. After all, what could be more important than our mortality? We are here on this amazing planet for such a short period of time. Death is the ultimate destination that, in many ways, gives our lives meaning. Read More

How Hospice Care Can Provide a More Positive End of Life Experience (Video)
3 years ago

How Hospice Care Can Provide a More Positive End of Life Experience (Video)

It is a somber moment when someone mentions that a friend or family member has gone into hospice care. After all, hospices have a bit of a dark and dreary reputation. Read More

5 Ways that Palliative Care Improves the Quality of Life for Terminally Ill Patients (Video)
3 years ago

5 Ways that Palliative Care Improves the Quality of Life for Terminally Ill Patients (Video)

Most of us don’t think about palliative care until someone that we love needs it. In some ways, this is natural. No-one likes to think about their own mortality and it is even harder to imagine someone close to us suffering. That said, there are many reasons to talk about death, even if we are not yet directly impacted by it. Read More

5 Ways to Maintain a Harmonious Home Despite Alzheimer’s
3 years ago

5 Ways to Maintain a Harmonious Home Despite Alzheimer’s

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Living with anyone, whether it’s a spouse, parent, or friend is typically packed with challenges as we strive to coexist in harmony. But when that roommate is experiencing cognitive challenges from Alzheimer’s or another dementia, finding harmony can be even more challenging. Read More

5 Reasons that I Love Babysitting For My Grandchild
3 years ago

5 Reasons that I Love Babysitting For My Grandchild

I have an appointment every Monday afternoon and Tuesday, all day. It’s with a VIP and it’s a job of sorts. It doesn’t pay much, but it makes me feel rich beyond words. It’s also exhausting. I am one of the new corps of volunteer grandparents but I’m volunteering very close to home: in my own family. Read More

6 Ways Grandmas Can Build Strong Relationships with their Modern Grandkids (Video)
3 years ago

6 Ways Grandmas Can Build Strong Relationships with their Modern Grandkids (Video)

Complaining about how things “were better in the good old days,” seems like a rite of passage for many grandparents. After all, through the lives of our grandchildren, we see firsthand just how much the world is changing around us. Read More

Divorce After 50 Can Be Heartbreaking and Liberating
3 years ago

Divorce After 50 Can Be Heartbreaking and Liberating

By  •  Family

Divorce after 50 is especially tough on women. For years, divorce was stigmatized and many women were left to feel ashamed by their situation. They felt like it was their fault and that they didn’t deserve a chance to start over. Read More

Why Grandmas Need to Support Each Other – Introducing the GaGa Sisterhood (Video)
3 years ago

Why Grandmas Need to Support Each Other – Introducing the GaGa Sisterhood (Video)

In my experience, grandmas naturally love to help other people. Even if we consider ourselves to be “modern grandmas,” with our own passions, we still find time to take care of our families and share our wisdom with the world. Many of us, for one reason or another, have even found ourselves raising our grandchildren full-time. Read More