"Why am I still living? What does it matter if I'm here or not"? Recently I had an elderly friend express this to me. This is not the first time I have heard a senior ask this question. I seriously pondered it because I really love the seniors that I work with and I wanted to give an example of a … Read more about Why Am I Still Here?
Small Acts of Kindness
There are plenty of problems and issues to go around these days. From pandemics to Grandparents raising Grandchildren, to people who are caretakers for their parents. It can be overwhelming to say the least. I have been working with Sarah Care in Melbourne for a few years now, and I understand … Read more about Small Acts of Kindness
The Crone Stories – Edna
The beauty of doing house calls as a massage therapist is you often get to meet your client’s extended family. Not only that, but there have also been quite a few times when my clients would treat their guests to one of my massages. I met Edna because her dear daughter in law would treat her to … Read more about The Crone Stories – Edna
Sometimes I experience a memory that I am amazed I can recall because I was so young when the event occurred. It's funny how we, as humans, have some insignificant moment pop into our minds over and over. Yet there's times we can't even remember why we walked from one room to the other. I have … Read more about Memories
Holidays Can Be Hard For Some of Us
At my age, which I am not going to tell you here, people I have loved and worked with, are leaving this world. Their parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles are moving on from this life. The first Holidays after they leave us are often very tough for them. Over time, things usually get a little … Read more about Holidays Can Be Hard For Some of Us
Is Your Home Safe For Aging In Place ?
Guest post today from Harry Cline. Thank you, Harry, for sharing your insights with us. Most seniors want to age in place, but few of them live in homes suited to the needs of aging owners. Living in a home that doesn’t meet your needs is more than an inconvenience — it can also put your health … Read more about Is Your Home Safe For Aging In Place ?
Good Bye Alice
There is a saying about how rough times teach you the most. As cliché as it sounds, it’s pretty accurate in my case. Over the past 30 years, I have grown and changed. Most of the time it was my choice. I have always been interested to learn new things, to experience how exercise could … Read more about Good Bye Alice
Caregiver for Post Operative Recovery
I have been working with bodies for so long now, and I am well-known here in Brevard County, and when there is a situation involving pain of surgery, my people often call on me for more than massage work. I also help some of these clients as they are preparing for or recovering from … Read more about Caregiver for Post Operative Recovery
Massage, Kangen Water and Medication Management
I have written here several times about becoming a Caretaker for my aging Mom. In case you haven't read the previous posts, let me fill you in a bit. Around 2002 she moved from my house into an apartment in Vero Beach and for the first time in her entire life, she was on … Read more about Massage, Kangen Water and Medication Management
Watching The Signs of Illness In Our Elders
As the caregiver for my elderly mother, I try to pay attention to signs that she is about to be in trouble. When people reach their late 80’s, they can suddenly go south faster than you can say what happened? First, my sister noticed she was extra grumpy. Then we noticed her appetite had … Read more about Watching The Signs of Illness In Our Elders
Making Momma Well Again
This is a guest post by Cindy Fletcher, my eldest sister. Our Mom is strong, independent and feisty. She is the quintessential Italian woman. Food and cooking are her currencies. She has no greater gift to give, she believes, but we know better. She is smart and loves all kinds of … Read more about Making Momma Well Again
Recovering from Surgery
For those of us with living with or taking care of elderly parents, the day will arrive when we have to deal with hospitalization. People in the late 80’s and mid 90’s tend to have medical issues which can often involve a stay in the hospital. Often times it is a fall, and a broken bone which is the … Read more about Recovering from Surgery