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Aging Parent: How Do I Know If I Should Be Worried?

November 20th, 2012

Aging Parent: How Do I Know If I Should Be Worried? By Barbara E. Friesner NABBW’s Elder Care Expert This is the time of year when we see parents and other aging loved ones that we may not have the opportunity to see the rest of the year. Regardless of how often you talk by phone throughout the year, seeing an aging parent in person tells you a lot more than phone calls alone can reveal. The clues are all around you if you know what to look for. And the best part is that you can look around without making it a big deal for you or your parent. Here are some things to look for: Is your loved... Read More

Stand Up & Speak Out for Real Wellness

June 5th, 2012

Stand Up & Speak Out for Real Wellness By Barbara E. Friesner NABBW’s Elder Care Expert Many companies these days are focusing the employee benefits on wellness. That makes sense and I applaud them for it. Unfortunately, when they think of wellness, most companies are thinking exercise programs, healthy eating, smoking cessation, stress reduction, etc. However, the point that many companies are missing is the root cause for these issues – that many people aren’t exercising or eating healthily, and are smoking, drinking, self-medicating, and totally stressed because they’re... Read More

Navigating the River of Aging

December 24th, 2011

Navigating the River of Aging Note: This book is also available in Kindle format. Author: By Marilyn Slaby Website: http://www.ThereForYoutoo.com Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW If you\’re a Baby Boomer, this book just may become your “go to” book for quick answers to the issues you and your parents face today. It\’s small, less than 100 pages, but full of practical tips and information – all served up with a positive attitude and a dash of humor. Author Slaby is an advocate and consultant for baby Boomers and their parents. The depth and breadth of her experience... Read More