Lifestyles

Fixing relationships with adult kids brings ‘personal growth’

Aug 11th, 2020 | By

Ten million Gen X and Baby Boomer parents have estranged adult children. Parents wonder: How did this happen? Where did I go wrong? Over time, holidays, birthdays, and even the birth of grandchildren may pass in silence. Anguish may turn into anger. While time, in and of itself, does not necessarily heal, actions do, and
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The transition to assisted living: What, when and how

Jul 28th, 2020 | By

As our loved ones grow older, it’s often the time when we recognize that they need extra support. You may have found that your mom or dad was no longer able to keep up with daily household tasks or suddenly required more hands-on assistance due to physical or even cognitive limitations. You could feel concerned
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‘Stick your toe in the water,’ and other advice for downsizing

Jul 14th, 2020 | By
‘Stick your toe in the water,’ and other advice for downsizing

Throughout her career, Rita Wilkins has many times found herself in the middle of husbands and wives who couldn’t agree on whether to sell their family home for something smaller—an apartment, condo, or cottage perhaps, in the city, near grandchildren or somewhere else. Wilkins has learned to embrace this role of middleman helping couples reconcile
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The bugaboo of summer

Jul 1st, 2020 | By
The bugaboo of summer

Spotting more bugs than usual around the house? While a pest problem can cause embarrassment and concern, this summer you can take comfort in the fact that not only are you not alone, there are new ways of dealing with insects that can help you manage the problem without harsh chemicals. A warm winter and
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