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Reader Question: Taking a Road Trip with Aging Parents

In North America, Reader Questions, Travel Prep Resources On July 12, 2015 0 Comments

TWAP friend SusanE contacted me for tips on how to tackle the 24-hour drive from Sacramento, CA to Oklahoma City, OK with her 78-year old mom on board…. Read More »

S-l-o-o-o-o-o-w Down when Traveling with your Parents

In Mobility Challenges, Multigenerational Travel On June 16, 2015 0 Comments

Growing up, I remember Dad waiting patiently for me as I was learning to walk. He never walked far enough ahead so I felt like I was behind… Read More »

Summer Packing Checklist

In Packing Suggestions On June 13, 2015 0 Comments

As mom has gotten older, it’s gotten more difficult for her to pack for her trip. Well, that’s not quite right – she definitely packs her stuff –… 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 »

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READER QUESTION: Tips for Traveling with a Catheter

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On April 11, 2015 0 Comments

Mari Guerra asks: Hi, can you please guide me as how to prepare to travel abroad with my 80 year old father who had an enlarged prostate (catheter)… Read More »

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READER QUESTION: “How can I stop overpacking?”

In Packing Suggestions, Reader Questions On April 8, 2015 0 Comments

Debbie in Atlanta asked: I end up overpacking for every trip and that rubs off on Mom as I’m helping her get ready too. How can I stop… 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 »