Category Archives: aging parents

Virtual book tour with Johann Arnold

Today we are pleased to host Pastor Johann Christoph Arnold for a Q&A session as he discusses his newest work, Rich in Years: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Long Life. His book offers sage advice, both for elders and their caregivers, about the upside to growing older and how to find meaning in the challenges of this time of life. Since many of us are either caring for aging parents or are getting on in years ourselves, let’s begin. Mentors: Thank you for agreeing to participate in our Virtual … Continue reading

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China Connections

On a recent trip to China, I was prepared to be overwhelmed by the dramatic grand sights – the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors, Three Gorges – but what surprised me were the small exchanges I had with some of the Chinese people. Many of them were willing, even eager, to relate with Westerner visitors. Their openness made for lasting memories of a rich culture and remarkable individuals. China seems to do everything fast, from building bridges and skyscrapers to making changes in social policy. In the late 1970′s … Continue reading

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Grandparents and Adult Grandkids Bonding Can Lower Depression for Both

  The number of grandparents raising grandkids surged during the Great Recession. In 2011, according to a Pew Research Center report, grandparents were the main caregivers for more than 3 million children. There are still many reasons why this is necessary today – military service, untimely death, incarceration, substance abuse, mental illness or problems with layoffs and foreclosures. The second Sunday in September is always Grandparents’ Day. But every day is a good time to celebrate caring across the generations. For many of us growing up, our grandparents were the … Continue reading

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Virtual Book Tour with Susan Lieberman

We are pleased to welcome Susan Lieberman, Ph.D. to our blog for the third time – a real hat trick. Today she’ll be answering questions about her new book, Death, Dying & Dessert: Reflections on 20 Questions About Dying. As Susan has said, with more humor than you would expect in a book about death, Most of us believe we will die. We just don’t expect it in our lifetimes. Her book, written in an easy and accessible voice, is for healthy adults of all ages. In 20 chapters, Susan … Continue reading

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