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Parental Journal 90 from Planet Elderly: “What Was It That Made Us Move Here?”

  Friday, June 16, 2017 – afternoon At Last…Mom Has Settled In It’s hard to believe that within two and a half months’ time, Mom has settled into her new “apartment” at Mill Creek Village – The Arbors.  She started … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 87 from Planet Elderly: Relocation Saga Part Two – Crash Landing

Thursday, April 6, 2017  evening The eagle has landed…and she is pissed. Unexpected Change of Plans The original plan was for Mom to look at some assisted living apartments, choose one to try for a few months, go back to … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 85 from Planet Elderly: Relocation Saga – Part one

March 25, 2017 – evening I arrived two weeks ago with hope and dread in my heart.  I was hoping Mom would not go ballistic when I approached the subject of her relocating to Missouri.  The dread was, of course, … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 84 from Planet Elderly – Starting a New and Likely Difficult Chapter

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – early evening Mom has been living “independently” for over a year and as a widow for 4 ½ months.  Neighbor/assistant Kevin has kept an eye on things and in recent weeks has tried to get … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 83 from Planet Elderly – Tears, Bingo and Missing Curlers

Sunday, January 29, 2016 This time away from Mom is a bit of a test for us both.  Can she maintain comfort and safety living independently in the home she has shared with Dad for many years…with the help as … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 82 from Planet Elderly – Christmas Visit 2016 – Toilet Paper Caper, Frozen Food, New Shoes and Growing Concerns.

Monday, December 26, 2016 – afternoon Toilet Paper Caper Two days before I left for this trip, neighbor Kevin called and asked if I was sitting down. Turns out Mom’s sewage pipes were clogged and water was overflowing from the … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 80 from Planet Elderly: Mom Is Safe, Comfortable and Lonely

Saturday, December 3, 2016  late morning It’s been about six weeks since I left Illinois so that Mom could begin her life as a widow living alone.  It was clear that she is most comfortable where she and Dad made … Continue reading

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