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Traveling with Incontinence

In Gadgets, General Considerations, Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Need to Know, Packing Suggestions On July 30, 2015 0 Comments

Interestingly, I received two emails this week from TWAP followers asking the same question: Should I leave an aging parent at home if he or she suffers from… Read More »

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Traveling with Pets and Aging Parents

In General Considerations, Need to Know, Packing Suggestions On May 30, 2015 0 Comments

Although I grew up with pets (5 inside dogs and 3 outside, horses and two pet chickens), Mom and I don’t own any now. But lots of elderly… Read More »

Advice from Readers: What to do if your Aging Parent is the Opposite Gender and needs help using the restroom.

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Mobility Challenges, Multigenerational Travel, Need to Know On May 20, 2015 1 Comment

I received a lot of comments from readers on my previous post “What to do if your aging parent is the opposite gender and needs help using the… Read More »

What to do if your Aging Parent is the Opposite Gender and needs help using the restroom.

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Multigenerational Travel, Need to Know, Reader Questions On May 14, 2015 3 Comments

Obviously Mom and I have never had this challenge, but several people have asked what to do if your aging parent is the opposite gender and needs help… Read More »

A MUST WATCH: PBS Special Caring for Mom & Dad

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Magazine Articles & Other Publications, Need to Know, Reviews: Shows, Restaurant, Bars, etc. On May 6, 2015 0 Comments

When it comes to “must watch” TV, I admit I usually head over to CBS (NCIS) or AMC (The Walking Dead). However, my interest was piqued when I… Read More »

Is it reasonable to expect grandparents to babysit while on vacation?

In Multigenerational Travel, Need to Know On April 1, 2015 0 Comments

The final chapter in my book Planes, Canes, and Automobiles: Connecting with Your Aging Parents Through Travel (publish date 10/6/15) compiles survey results from seniors who answered questions… Read More »

Discussing Money with your Parents when Traveling Together

In Need to Know On March 14, 2015 0 Comments

Many people are reluctant to have frank conversations about money. But it’s important to discuss trip costs with your parents—and any financial limitations they, or you, have that… Read More »

GUEST POST: “We Thought It Would Be a Cinch” from Kathryn Atkins

In Guest Posts, Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Need to Know On March 1, 2015 0 Comments

“We thought it would be a cinch”…..famous last words for many of us for sure!  I love today’s guest post for so many reasons. Kathryn Atkins, founder of… Read More »

AARP – United Nations Briefing Series on Global Aging

In Need to Know, Random Thoughts On February 10, 2015 0 Comments

I had the pleasure of attending a series of briefings on global aging hosted by AARP International, in cooperation with the office of the UN Focal Point on… Read More »

Preparing for Flight Delays

In Need to Know, Packing Suggestions On February 2, 2015 0 Comments

In honor of my 7-hour (and counting) delay returning home to NYC after a weekend in Ann Arbor, Michigan, I decided to tackle the critical topic of preparing… Read More »