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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 »

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 »