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I Need Advice on Volunteerism and Older Adults
Dear Benchmark, Since my mom retired last year, she seems to be in a bit of a slump. I..
I Need Advice for Keeping My Mom Active But Safe This Winter!
Dear Benchmark, My mom had a bad fall on the ice last winter. While we are fortunate that she..
I’m Looking for Some Fun Activities for our Intergenerational Church Group!
Dear Benchmark, My church recently started an intergenerational group made up of preschool and elementary students, teens and senior..
I’m Looking for Activities Ideas to Help My Parents and My Children Build Closer Bonds
Dear Benchmark, My parents are getting ready to retire and move nearer to my family and me. Because we’ve..
I Feel Guilty About Having a Senior Living Conversation with My Mom Around the Holidays!
Dear Editors: As the holidays approach, I find myself becoming more concerned about my mother. Since my father passed..
How Do I Keep My Father Safe at Home?
My father lives on his own—he likes his independence—but I’m beginning to worry. He’s moving slower than he used..
How Can We Preserve Our Memories Now That Dad Has Alzheimer’s?
Dear Benchmark, My father was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. While it was a diagnosis we had long suspected, receiving..
How Can We Help Seniors and Their Adult Children Communicate?
Dear Benchmark, I am a nurse practitioner in a physician practice that specializes in geriatrics. We rarely have a..
How Can We Convince My Parents to Downsize Their Living Environment?
Dear Benchmark, My parents have lived in their home for 47 years. It is a very large house, and..