How Much is Enough?

For every day of my parents’ sixty-five year marriage, they were inseparable. They were the perfect team­–he being the brawn and she the brains of the operation. That is, until November 2010, just about three years ago. After they left their seventies, as age and a sedentary lifestyle took its toll, everyone in our family suspected that neither of them […]

Celebrating Cousin Betty

  The Pickle Jar in Philosophy Class This video was submitted by my cousin Betty, a very positive influence in our world. She and her husband brought her parents into their home when the aging couple could no longer care for themselves in Florida. She was caregiver to her Dad when he was a widower with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was […]

Long Distance Caregiving

In Atlanta, after Uncle Harold died, cousin Marty used to call Aunt Beaky every day. Her home was across town from his and still farther away after she moved to the Jewish Home for the Aged. I live in Asheville, North Carolina, which is almost a thousand miles from my mom in New York, so I followed Marty’s model of […]