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May 28, 2017

My mother in law’s fall has caused me to be even busier than before. I have been going to the hospital and now the rehab every day for over a week and a half. Except for one other day and today. Today I have a sore throat, a headache and a stomach ache. Even after […]

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May 21, 2017

My mother in law, Marjorie, fell last Wednesday evening. We arrived home after our drive from the club and I gave her my arm for support as I always do. We entered the house through the garage door as we always do. She took hold of the coat closet door knob after entering and after […]

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May 14, 2017

My sons are aged 33, 31, and 27 now. While they were growing up, I put their needs above my own and worked without pay 24/7/365 to make sure they were healthy, clean, well fed, and educated. I worked at a paying job too during some of those years, but my sons always came first […]

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May 6, 2017

Last week I discussed the prices for my preferred delivery types of long term care. This week I will describe HOW I will have the money to pay for the care. Long term care insurance comes in many different forms these days, but gone are the policies with unlimited amounts of time included. They all […]

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April 30, 2017

Last week I described how I would like to spend my twilight years. This week I am going to describe how much it costs. I will be using today’s dollars, and of course these prices will have to be adjusted in the future due to inflation. The fees shown are monthly and approximate, since days […]

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April 23, 2017

My plan for aging is to live in the house I live in now. We built it 10 years ago with aging in mind. It is a block from the bus stop so when we can no longer drive safely, we can still take the bus. Of course, there are other transportation options out there […]

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April 16, 2017

Last week I described how a member of our club could make a plan in case dementia sets in, and the staff at the club would be responsible for seeing that the plan is implemented. Dementia is a very sneaky disease. Most people in the mid stages of dementia don’t know they have dementia. In […]

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April 9, 2017

A Pretend Scenario That Could Become Very Real: I am 61 years old. I am a member of the health club for seniors, and I come to the club once a month to have a spa treatment and meet with the nurse, who takes my vitals and asks a few questions. Sometimes I come for […]

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April 1, 2017

People still do not understand the difference between what we do and what is offered at the new Lexington Senior Center. I love the Senior Center and am a participant. I would love to have more time to take advantage of the many educational and exercise programs that they offer there. The Senior Center is […]

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March 26, 2017

We have another member of the club! We love her already and are so enjoying getting to know her better. She is the third person to join the club who lost her husband several years ago and subsequently watched a lot of television and was very inactive. I truly do believe that television is the […]

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