Navigating the Stages of Care

Navigating the Stages of Care

Understand the services available to help you in caring for your elderly loved one For several years Pam Johnson cared for her husband, Joe who suffered from advanced diabetes, a chronic lung condition, and who was becoming increasingly forgetful. Pam and Joe’s...
Creating a Plan

Creating a Plan

The holidays can be an opportunity to discuss emergency plans for aging family members It’s human nature to plan for the “fun” events – weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and reunions. But when it comes to the not-so-fun things, many people tend to put off creating...
Safety Precautions for Senior Citizens

Safety Precautions for Senior Citizens

Educate before you medicate Phyllis Brown was one of the rare 75-year-olds who had never taken medication, other than a daily vitamin and an occasional aspirin. When Phyllis fell, broke her hip, and returned home after three months in rehab, she had a regimen of four...
Socialization, Activities, and Camaraderie

Socialization, Activities, and Camaraderie

Fauquier Senior Center offers these keys to remaining engaged and avoiding isolation Brenda was a bookkeeper for 31 years. She looked forward to retirement when she could travel, garden, and sleep late. After leaving her job, however, Brenda found that she missed...
Financial Vigilance

Financial Vigilance

Caution senior citizens: deception lurks around the holidays. After Mary Grigsby’s husband died, she was proud of the fact that she was able to live alone and take care of herself, even though her daughter, Meg, was concerned as Mary entered her 80s. She still drove,...