We train. We get ready for the important parts of our lives: childbirth, preschool, driving, SATs, higher education, jobs, professions. But who gets ready for--or even thinks about how to best help--older parents... until a dramatic health event that necessitates thoughtful, quick action leaves us scrambling.
If you have older parents this blog is for you, for your parents and grandparents.
It's not about care-giving. Rather it's about helping older people age well, with tips for empowering and being supportive. I know this sounds so basic, but it has become clear to me it doesn't happen automatically.