Happy “Respect for Parents Day!” With so many fun and notable specially recognized days, it’s great that they’ve included a day to celebrate parents in a way that causes us to reflect on respect. I find myself interested in the designation, “Respect for Parents” and what it means to
What do you think about this survey, showing that more than half of Finnish residents won’t care for aging parents?? We at www.ParentingOurParents.org are deeply concerned that this may be an international trend. And consider who will help you if you’re a senior, or a POParent, when and if “immigration
You POParents May Be Eligible for Valuable Financial Payout to Provide Loving Care to Your Aging Loved Ones: Check It Out!!
Attention all CALIFORNIA POParents!! You and I have very important and under-used benefits — in the form of cash— from the Family Leave Act. Benefits pay out as much as $1,216 a week. The law provides substantial money to those who need to take time off from work to care
Ever thought about things you’d do differently when you’re “old? How old would that be? How mature would you like to become? Article originally published in the New York Times Soon after my 50th birthday, 10 years ago, I started keeping a list of “Things I will do/things I won’t do
What will YOU do to leave your family and community a legacy? We, at POP, are reading articles and hearing from you in our community about how much loneliness and purposelessness many of you are feeling after you “leave work,” and/or lose your loved ones to illness, dementia and death.
AARP said recently that 42 million Americans over 45 are chronically lonely. Wow! Why is that? Fewer of us are getting married; we are having fewer children; more of us are becoming divorced and widowed. We get a dog instead of a friend. We interact on Facebook rather than in
It’s a challenge to all concerned when a loved one’s needs — or your own — result in having to enter a nursing home, whether temporarily or for the indefinite future. One of our biggest collective fears is how will the senior manage the transition from home to a new
We’ve been posting recently about loneliness and living alone for two reasons. Why? First, we hear from you that this is a significant personal concern to so many in our POP community. And secondly, we’re concerned and we want to help, especially learning what a huge health hazard loneliness can
There are lots of situations where a person could feel lonely, especially during the holidays. You could feel lonely as a “singleton” in a room full of couples, or when you’re sick and alone, or on a “special” day that not even your best friend remembers. You could feel
When we are children, our main job is to learn about life — we observe the adults around us, go to school, and ask a million questions. But we never question our core job: learning how to be a person. When we become “older,” our main job is to ensure