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How we Hosted “Camp Grandma & Grandpa” During the Pandemic
8 hours ago

How we Hosted “Camp Grandma & Grandpa” During the Pandemic

The best benefit of “Camp Grandma & Grandpa” for us during last summer’s pandemic peak was precious time with our grandsons and their parents. We never shared this many weeks together with them since their own childhood… and they probably…
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A Tale of 2 Gretchens: Discovering Local Treasures During the Pandemic
1 week ago

A Tale of 2 Gretchens: Discovering Local Treasures During the Pandemic

By  •  Travel

Everyone in Michigan knows the first Gretchen, our governor Gretchen Whitmer. Love her or hate her, I don’t envy anyone in any kind of leadership role who has had to deal with all the challenges and ever-changing landscape of this pandemic…
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The Positives of Subtraction: Behaviors to Keep Post-Covid
2 weeks ago

The Positives of Subtraction: Behaviors to Keep Post-Covid

We are entering a gradual post-pandemic period. Over the past year and two months, there are a number of subtractions I have made that have been positive. Going forward, I would like to hold on to the positive subtractions that came about…
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Is LinkedIn Helping or Hurting Caregivers in Latest Platform Update? (VIDEO)
1 month ago

Is LinkedIn Helping or Hurting Caregivers in Latest Platform Update? (VIDEO)

LinkedIn is introducing features to its platform that will allow family caregivers to self-identify with titles such as “stay-at-home” mom or dad. People could also label their unemployment gaps to denote when they were on parental leave…
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My Very-Much-Needed, Post-Vaccination Makeover
2 months ago

My Very-Much-Needed, Post-Vaccination Makeover

Like most of us, I spent a year isolated indoors. At high risk for the coronavirus, I took every precaution, determined to stay alive and enjoy more good years. Over time, I learned to rely on all forms of screens – TV, social media, binging on Netflix, facetiming children…
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Homesharing Can Be a Financial and Social Lifeline – Here’s How to Do It Smartly Amid Covid-19
2 months ago

Homesharing Can Be a Financial and Social Lifeline – Here’s How to Do It Smartly Amid Covid-19

By  •  Lifestyle

On top of upending the nation’s health system, the pandemic has had reverberating effects on where and how people live. This is particularly true among older adults, who rightfully have …
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12+ Things You Should Know About Planning a Memorial Service
3 months ago

12+ Things You Should Know About Planning a Memorial Service

Two summers ago, my cousin Elizabeth died. Her death was sudden and occurred less than two weeks after the death of her mother. But unlike her mother, who had a traditional funeral, Elizabeth’s wish was to be cremated…
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Marking My First Anniversary of Sheltering in Place
3 months ago

Marking My First Anniversary of Sheltering in Place

March 11, 2020 will be added to the collection of significant dates in my life. It will mark the first day of staying home alone protecting myself and others from the menace of Covid-19. I have written before about the trials and tribulations…
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Using Telehealth Services to Receive Care During COVID-19 Safely
3 months ago

Using Telehealth Services to Receive Care During COVID-19 Safely

Now more than ever, because of the unprecedented public health emergency caused by the Covid-19 disease, the health, safety, and welfare of those of us who have severe chronic medical conditions, like heart, lung, or kidney disease…
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Has Your Staycation Getaway Changed Much Since Covid?
3 months ago

Has Your Staycation Getaway Changed Much Since Covid?

The world has certainly changed since Covid first appeared back in 2020. As we all know, international travel has been off the agenda, and domestic staycations have been on the increase. Have you been able to take a staycation in your home…
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