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Stay Active, Seniors!

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Interviews w. Interesting People On December 19, 2013 Comments Off on Stay Active, Seniors!

Earlier this week, I shared my conversations with Jeanne Kelly and Jeffrey Dokken about their experiences conducting for Encore Creativity for Older Adults. This inspiring chorus program welcomes… Read More »

Singing Seniors: More on Encore

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Interviews w. Interesting People On December 18, 2013 Comments Off on Singing Seniors: More on Encore

In yesterday’s post, I discussed Jeanne Kelly’s motivation for starting Encore Creativity for Older Adults. Here’s a snippet from one of Encore’s recent rehearsals—a sneak peek of what… Read More »

Staying Active Through Song

In Cruises, Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Interviews w. Interesting People On December 17, 2013 Comments Off on Staying Active Through Song

A month after I launched this blog, I came across an article (in the “New Old Age” blog on the New York Times website) about community chorus groups… Read More »

Adjusting your Activities (and Expectations) when Planning a Trip with Mom or Dad

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Travel Prep Resources On December 3, 2013 Comments Off on Adjusting your Activities (and Expectations) when Planning a Trip with Mom or Dad

I’ve received several questions on the Travel with Aging Parents Facebook page which I’ll be addressing over the next couple of blogs. One question came from MarshaB –… Read More »

Packing Prep (Part 1): Medical Supplies

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Packing Suggestions On November 14, 2013 Comments Off on Packing Prep (Part 1): Medical Supplies

I noticed when mom turned 76 or 77, she started having challenges packing her suitcase for our trips together. Unfortunately, I found this out the hard way in… Read More »

Martha Stewart’s Travel Advice

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Random Thoughts On November 7, 2013 Comments Off on Martha Stewart’s Travel Advice

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women (although I’ve lived in NYC for 16+ years,  I was born and raised in… Read More »

INTERVIEW (Part 2): Dr. Zeiger, Travel Medicine Specialist

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Interviews w. Interesting People, Travel Prep Resources On October 31, 2013 Comments Off on INTERVIEW (Part 2): Dr. Zeiger, Travel Medicine Specialist

Welcome to the second part of my interview with Dr. Douglas Zeiger, a travel medicine specialist! (See part 1 of our interview here.) I’ve found his medical advice invaluable… Read More »

INTERVIEW (Part 1): Dr. Zeiger, Travel Medicine Specialist

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Interviews w. Interesting People On October 29, 2013 Comments Off on INTERVIEW (Part 1): Dr. Zeiger, Travel Medicine Specialist

I recently received this question from a reader: “What is a travel medicine specialist, and why should I see one?” A visit to a travel medicine specialist (also… Read More »

GUEST POST – Travel with an elderly parent is possible, and also quite fun!

In Guest Posts, Health/Medical/Safety Concerns, Travel Prep Resources On October 24, 2013 Comments Off on GUEST POST – Travel with an elderly parent is possible, and also quite fun!

Pam LeBlanc does more exercise before breakfast than I do in a week!  She is truly a fitness inspiration and her story of how to plan a trip with her… Read More »

Travel Medical Insurance: Yea or Nay?

In Health/Medical/Safety Concerns On October 15, 2013 Comments Off on Travel Medical Insurance: Yea or Nay?

A reader asks, “Is it a good idea to purchase travel medical insurance for international travel?” First, don’t assume that your usual health insurance will provide adequate coverage… Read More »