Help! Aging Parents

A quick call to my friend, Linda. “Any chance you’re free Friday or is that your bridge day?”

“You’re sort of right–sometimes it’s my bridge day and it will be this Friday.  Jackie’s mother is 90 and loves to play bridge. So I play bridge with Jackie and her mother –not every Friday–but when I’m asked and that’s this Friday.”

Enlisting Help Without Overloading Fiends

How thoughtful of Jackie…towards her mother as well as towards her friends. Linda doesn’t give up time every Friday–no doubt Jackie does and enlists different friends in such a way that she doesn’t over-impose on their time, when each Friday comes around.

Jackie’s giving her 90-year-old her something priceless, something special to look forward to–time with her daughter and several other women on Fridays. This not only provides socialization and all the good that accompanies it (fresh ideas, connections)  but stimulation for the brain as…

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Posted on February 18, 2012, in Aging Parents and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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