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Month: September 2014

Caregiving Monday: 10 Alternatives to Transportation for Senior Adults

Caregiving Monday: 10 Alternatives to Transportation for Senior Adults

Do you struggle with providing transportation for your parents or spouse to doctor appointments while you are at work? This is a great frustration for many and often means even more time off work. Some suggestions are: Family—do you have a family member that is not working or retired?  Do you have a teen that is out of school for the summer or gets out early in the school year?  If there is a family member that is available to…

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Transitional Friday: Psalms 121:7-8–The Lord Will Protect Us

Transitional Friday: Psalms 121:7-8–The Lord Will Protect Us

Last week, we discussed God’s protection as we watches over us.  This week we are again reminded of this promise. 7 The Lord will keep you from all harm— The Lord will watch over and protect His children from harm.  As we discussed last week, both known harm and unknown harm.  I personally can think of several harmful situations God has protected me from.     he will watch over your life; God doesn’t just watch over us for an hour or a day and…

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Creativity Thursday: 9 Steps to make your creative dreams a reality

Creativity Thursday: 9 Steps to make your creative dreams a reality

I would love to be able to make a full time living writing, but I have not reached that point yet. However there are ways to turn a creative dream into a reality. Determine your dream—what do you want to do more than anything Determine the steps needed to reach this dream—what are the steps you need to reach this particular dream and goal Be honest—is this dream a reality?  Can you work towards being a full time writer or…

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Caregiving Monday: 7 Tips for Staying in Touch with Senior Adults

Caregiving Monday: 7 Tips for Staying in Touch with Senior Adults

You’ve heard the saying, “there’s nothing like being a grandparent,” but I think it’s even more so for great-grandparents. GG* adores her great-grandchildren, but they live two hours away.  This often makes it difficult for staying in touch. In this day and age of technology staying in touch is much easier than it used to be. Some suggestions are: Email—many senior adults are now on email and can send letters back and forth.  If one party isn’t on email, perhaps…

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Transitional Friday: Psalms 121:5-6–The Lord Watches Over You

Transitional Friday: Psalms 121:5-6–The Lord Watches Over You

Last week, we discussed how God will not let us fall 5 The Lord watches over you— The dictionary describes watches as “”to be alertly on the lookout, look attentively, or observe, as tosee what comes, is done, or happens” the Lord is your shade at your right hand; under God’s shade we can sit in his delight and assurance.  God is always near his people for their protection and refreshment. The right hand is the working hand and God wants His people to do their duty.  When we do as God ask, He will give us success. 6 the sun will not harm you…

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Creative Thursday: 9 Ways to Tap into hidden talents and interest

Creative Thursday: 9 Ways to Tap into hidden talents and interest

  Often I’ve had someone tell me that they are not creative.  However, then s/he will come up with amazing ideas, completely re- decorate a room or create a poem or picture that is amazing. Often we have hidden talents and interest that we have not tapped into. Relax mind and pay attention to where your thoughts go Relax body and see what you migrate towards.  Is it singing a song?  Drawing a picture? Redecorating a room?  Designing a new…

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Caregiving Monday: 10 Arts and Crafts Ideas for Senior Adults

Caregiving Monday: 10 Arts and Crafts Ideas for Senior Adults

At 90 years old, GG* still attends crafts at church each Tuesday morning. GG has always loved crafts and enjoyed numerous projects over the years.  Although she’s not able to do as much as she once was, just the fellowship is good for her. Some craft ideas are: Make a book—cutting out various pictures from magazines and writing memories that go with the pictures, they can create a book. Crochet/Knit—this is a popular pastime and even with numb hands, GG…

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