What is an Advance Directive?

If you are young and healthy, do you need an advance directive? If you are in poor health, do you need an advance directive? If you have discussed your wishes about health care decisions with your family, do you need an advance directive? The answer is to each of these questions is “yes.” Most people… Read more »

Caring for Someone Long Distance

My parents live too far away for me to care for them personally, so how can I make sure they have the help they need to age in place when I’m not close by to help?  First, put your mind at ease, you are in good company. Many Baby Boomers and Gen Xers live so… Read more »

It Takes A Senior Village

Senior villages are local, non-profit organizations offering support and community services for aging-at-home seniors. They are all volunteer-driven, and aim to be the connection between volunteers and services needed for seniors in their community.  Services available vary widely based on the volunteer availability. Some common services include: grocery shopping transportation IT support home maintenance help gardening dog… Read more »

Pollen, Sneezing, Wheezing Oh My!

Here in the Washington DC area, spring is beautiful, but for many of us it brings .  We want to enjoy the flowers and trees in full bloom, but with each rainy day followed by a warm day, the pollen count worsens. Have you ever wondered if the DC metro area is among the worst… Read more »