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  • Drumming Up Local Dollars for Senior Services
    Family Caregiver AllianceIn spite of budget cuts and gridlock in Washington, many states, counties and local communities are finding ways to raise revenue to support services for older and disabled adults. One example: In California’s Santa Clara…
    - 20 Aug 13, 1:41pm -
  • Rhode Island Rocks!

    Rhode Island Rocks!

    Kathy Kelly, Executive Director – Family Caregiver AllianceThere were three exciting developments for family caregivers in Rhode Island this month:First, Rhode Island became the third state in the country (joining California and New Jersey), to…
    - 29 Jul 13, 8:24pm -
  • FCA Applauds the SCOTUS Ruling Regarding DOMA

    FCA Applauds the SCOTUS Ruling Regarding DOMA

    Here the State’s decision to give this class of persons the right to marry conferred upon them a dignity and status of immense import.— Justice Kennedy, on the granting of rights to married couples.Family Caregiver Alliance  - Kathleen Kelly,…
    - 26 Jun 13, 7:06pm -
  • “Real” Social Network Investments Pay Big Dividends

    “Real” Social Network Investments Pay Big Dividends

    photo: NPRFamily Caregiver AllianceA recent radio segment on NPR entitled, Boomer Housemates Have More Fun, sounds frivolous but actually addresses an important looming issue: how do we create mutual support communities for single men and women who…
    - 25 May 13, 9:06pm -
  • The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Awards Ceremony and 5th Year Celebration

    The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Awards Ceremony and 5th Year Celebration

    By Edrena Harrison, ACSW, Information Programs Specialist at Family Caregiver AllianceFrom Left to Right: Kathleen Sullivan (Seniors Services, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center), Martin H. Blank, Jr. (The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation), Kirsten J…
    - 11 Apr 13, 11:26am -
  • Celebrating International Women’s Day

    Celebrating International Women’s Day

    by Andrea Orvik, FCA Communications CoordinatorFamily Caregiver Alliance,National Center on Caregiving On International Women’s Day, FCA joins you in celebrating women—hundreds of thousands of women worldwide—who give care to a parent, a…
    - 8 Mar 13, 7:02pm -
  • Recommendations on Family Caregivers, as presented at the Women’s Policy Summit, January 17, 2013

    Recommendations on Family Caregivers, as presented at the Women’s Policy Summit, January 17, 2013

    Family Caregiver Alliance – Kathleen Kelly, Executive DirectorINTRODUCTIONIn California, there are over 5.88 million family caregivers providing unpaid care to a loved one. These family caregivers – unpaid relatives, partners and friends – fo…
    - 5 Feb 13, 6:31pm -
  • Holiday Gifts for Caregivers (part 2)

    Holiday Gifts for Caregivers (part 2)

    by Kathleen Kelly, Executive Director, Family Caregiver AllianceIn the last blog post I suggested five gifts family caregivers could use right now: 2 weeks of respite, Social Security credits for those who leave their job to provide care, a traine…
    - 28 Dec 12, 5:47pm -
  • Holiday Gifts for Caregivers – Part 1

    Holiday Gifts for Caregivers – Part 1

    by Kathleen Kelly, Executive Director, Family Caregiver AllianceThis time of year, our thoughts turn to family and friends, celebrating relationships and giving to others. I would like to list my own personal recommendations on much needed gifts tha…
    - 21 Dec 12, 4:26pm -
  • Women’s Policy Summit: Advancing Women’s Health, Wealth & Power

    Women’s Policy Summit: Advancing Women’s Health, Wealth & Power

    Family Caregiver AllianceFamily Caregiver Alliance is pleased to be a co-sponsor of The Women’s Policy Summit, scheduled for January 17, 2013, at the Sacramento Convention Center that will bring advocates and other California leaders together in a…
    - 11 Dec 12, 3:26pm -

Foundation for Grandparenting

  • New Grandchild. Controlling Other Grandmother
    Help! My lovely daughter-in-law just gave birth to my first grandchild. Her mother has taken over completely. I don’t want to start a fight and disturb the children and the joy that all are feeling. Any advice before I tell her off?   First, congr…
    - 29 Aug 15, 2:18pm -
  • Protecting our Young: Wise words from a Dad who knows.
    Here are some important thoughts  that grandparents can take to heart,  teach to others, and put into action..   Who’s watching out for the Kids? By John A. Cosco, Ph.D. (husband of Anne, father of Justin, Stephen and five unborn angels) All of…
    - 22 Feb 14, 6:20pm -
  • Study: How Family Strain, Depression, and Resourcefulness Affect Grandparent Caregivers
    Study Abstract: Nursing Outlook: 61 (14) pgs. 225-34. Background Grandmothers living with grandchildren face stressors that may increase depressive symptoms, but cognitive-behavioral strategies, such as resourcefulness, may reduce the effects of stre…
    - 8 Oct 13, 2:48pm -
  • Grandparent Alert: Pertussis (Whooping Cough) is on the rise and you can help!

    Grandparent Alert: Pertussis (Whooping Cough) is on the rise and you can help!

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    - 24 Sep 13, 4:00pm -
  • Grandparenting.org receives award from GRAND Magazine

    Grandparenting.org receives award from GRAND Magazine


    - 18 Sep 13, 4:41pm -
  • Dr. Kornhaber’s Books Now Available On Kindle
    By popular demand, Dr. Kornhaber’s diverse books on grandparenting are now available for download on Kindle. Click below for access to the book list. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=arthur kornh…
    - 7 Jan 13, 2:06pm -
  • Smile: Grandparent Jokes
    1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she’d done many times before. After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, “But Grandma, you forgot to kiss the…
    - 12 Dec 12, 12:30pm -
  • “Nonna,” a new play by Dr. Kornhaber was performed In Ojai, CA. in April 2013

    “Nonna,” a new play by Dr. Kornhaber  was performed In Ojai, CA. in April 2013

      “NonNa,” a new play by Dr. Kornhaber, was staged for the first time in April, 2013 in Ojai, Califiornia for a three-week run. Nona is a must-see  family drama, dealing with increasing and often ignored emotional issues that challenge many pa…
    - 2 Dec 12, 12:51pm -
  • New Book: Grandparents Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders
    The “Grandparent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders,” by Nancy Mucklow (APC Publishing 2012) is a much needed publication for grandparents to understand the effects of this contemporary plague  on their children and grandchildren, and their…
    - 18 Sep 12, 1:19pm -
  • Characteristics of Effective Grandparents
    Effective grandparents represent one polarity on a spectrum of complex grandparenting behavior.  On one end of the spectrum is the effective grandparent.  The middle range encompasses the majority of functional grandparents who experience variable…
    - 16 Aug 12, 1:33pm -

Free Range Chickens & Grandchildren

  • Happy Birthday to Me

    Happy Birthday to Me

    One more trip around the sun- check. This birthday felt on one  hand, a little more sober, on the other hand, the sobering thoughts yielding more reasons for celebrating. While such heartache surrounds me- natural disasters, cancer, refugees, local…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Sep 17, 11:07am -
  • Is It Still Summer?

    Is It Still Summer?

    Wow, back to school seems to knock the stuffing out of me. We continue to spend lots of time in the creek and the hunt for fossils hasn't abated. Giddy-up and I worked and worked to get this one loose. I thought by the time we worked it out, it was g…
    - 26 days ago, 28 Aug 17, 8:48pm -
  • Rained Out

    Rained Out

    Handy Man worked all morning last Saturday to create a perfect spot for the Woodland Fairy Ball in the deep dark woods, but alas, it rained. A little rain didn't prevent the appearance of beautiful fairies and yummy treats from the woodland realm.Thi…
    - 43 days ago, 12 Aug 17, 7:24pm -
  • Back to Wild and Crazy

    Back to Wild and Crazy

    Wouldn't you think that when the same event occurs every year that there wouldn't be many surprises. Well, here I am, seven days into the school year and I feel completely behind.  It's been busy, busy.But just before returning, there was one last d…
    - 49 days ago, 6 Aug 17, 10:22am -
  • Peter Pan In Neverland

    Peter Pan In Neverland

    This morning, thinking I better get these last piks up, I am just all emotional and teary again today.  So, I'm asking, "What is wrong with me?"  This never gets easier.  I decided I'm Peter Pan and who in the world would want to leave Neverland?…
    - 65 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 9:22pm -
  • Guess Not

    Guess Not

    In spite of my wishing, this summer isn't going to slow down and is flying to its end, as I return to school next Monday. As seems to be the case with me, leaving too many things that I never got to.  Well I did get to spend some time with folks I l…
    - 69 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 3:10pm -
  • Independence Day

    Independence Day

    In addition to fun in the sun with the Gramerlings, and some catch-up visiting, summer is time to try and undo some of the damage I'm able to inflict on this old house.  This week it was the back porch.  Still hate that job.  I have always parted…
    - 81 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 7:41am -
  • So Long Sweet June

    So Long Sweet June

    Today was our last June Playdate. I always have to swallow that lump lodged in my throat when I turn the page to July.  It was a full to the top last week of June for me.Last Thursday,  excavating in the creek continued.  Giddy-up wanted one of th…
    - 85 days ago, 1 Jul 17, 10:53am -
  • Summertime Science

    Summertime Science

    As much as I love the advantages of technology, it equally makes me crazy.  Last night I sat down to load my pictures from the day.  I noticed Bean picking up the camera, then later Nick, then Bean again.  I didn't think too much about it until 18…
    - 94 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 9:13pm -
  • Most Mysterious and Fascinating

    Most Mysterious and Fascinating

    My goodness, what a week.  Our church hosts Art on the Parish Green every year. Monies raised from this event support our Shepherd's Kitchen all year long, where we feed whoever wants to be fed on Friday evenings. While one person manages all the gr…
    - 15 Jun 17, 9:13pm -

Grand Magazine

    LIVING WELL Magazine

    • Major Changes Coming for New Medicare Enrollees in 2020
      Major Changes Coming for New Medicare Enrollees in 2020 By Tucker Thompson, CSA Worries abound about the financial health of Medicare. In addition to funding issues, worries exist about doctors no longer accepting Medicare patients [...]The post Maj…
      - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 2:03am -
    • Leu & Peirce: Take The First Step To A World Without Alzheimer’s
      Take The First Step To A World Without Alzheimer’s Courtesy Leu & Peirce, PLLC Everyone has a reason to end Alzheimer’s disease. Maybe your mother is one of the five million Americans living with the [...]The post Leu & Peirce: Take The First St…
      - 11 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 2:28pm -
    • Erythema
      Erythema By Dr. Donna Barsky, PharmD Erythema is a skin condition characterized by redness or rash. There are many types, including photosensitivity, erythema multiforme, and erythema nodosum. What Causes It? Photosensitivity is caused by a [...]The…
      - 19 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 7:36pm -
    • Dr. M. Viktor Silver: Vast academic knowledge and extensive hands-on experience define the surgeon at the helm of Silver Spine & Neurological Center
      Dr. M. Viktor Silver Vast academic knowledge and extensive hands-on experience define the surgeon at the helm of Silver Spine & Neurological Center. By Sondra Barr A double-board certified neurosurgeon by the American Board of [...]The post Dr. M. V…
      - 19 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 7:31pm -
    • Welcome to Dr. Shoemaker’s Office! How May We Brighten Your Day?
      Welcome to Dr. Shoemaker’s office! How may we brighten your day? Courtesy General Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry We have moved into our newest dental facility in Texoma! Dr. Shoemaker has been in Sherman for 36 [...]The post Welcome to Dr. Shoemaker…
      - 19 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 7:26pm -
    • A-to-Z Guide to Women’s Health
      A-to-Z Guide to Women’s Health Ladies, follow these 26 tips to increase energy and live longer Courtesy Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Incorporate a few of these Women’s Health recommendations from Chris Birkholz, MD, [...]The post A-to-Z G…
      - 19 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 7:24pm -
    • The Lowe Down: Rob Lowe is in the spotlight again
      The Lowe Down Rob Lowe is in the spotlight again––wait, he never left. By Michelle Talsma Everson When you look at pictures of Rob Lowe over the years––from his days as an ’80s heartthrob to [...]The post The Lowe Down: Rob Lowe is in the…
      - 19 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 7:15pm -
    • Hip Resurfacing: What’s all the Buzz?
      Hip Resurfacing: What’s all the Buzz?   By Steven A. Myers, MD Recently, an ad ran in our local newspaper proclaim­ing, “Hip replacements without replacing your hip!” While this might seem like a plausible claim in [...]The post Hip Resurfa…
      - 23 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 1:51am -
    • Memory Care and the United States Army Air Corps
      Memory Care and the United States Army Air Corps By John Checki Jr. and J. J. Checki III Let’s share a personal story. “Our brains are fat and lazy,” said Michael Kitces CFP® at the [...]The post Memory Care and the United States Army Air Cor…
      - 34 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 12:20pm -
    • Medicare Extra Help Qualifications
      Medicare Extra Help Qualifications By Mark Johnson. R. CPhT. Beginning January 1, 2010 changes to the Medicare law made it easier for some people to qualify for Medicare Extra Help within the costs of their [...]The post Medicare Extra Help Qualific…
      - 37 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 8:25pm -
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    Next Avenue

    • Are You Caregiver Friendly? Prove It in This Contest
      We see terms such as dementia-friendly or disabled-friendly but how about caregiver-friendly? There are an estimated 40 million Americans who are considered unpaid caregivers, and they too deserve to be treated kindly. They’re caring for adult chil…
      - 12 Jan 16, 9:05am -
    • Where to Find the Best Travel Deals in 2016
      If you’d like to take a vacation (or two or three) in 2016 and save money doing it, you’ll want to hear what I just heard attending the annual New York Times Travel Show in New York City on Sunday. Experts providing their best, timeliest advice:…
      - 12 Jan 16, 7:00am -
    • The 4 Questions You Should Ask in a Job Interview
      (The follow is excerpted from the new book, Wait, How Do I Write This Email?, a compilation of 100+ writing and speaking guides for networking, the job search and LinkedIn by communications expert Danny Rubin.) “So, do you have any questions for me…
      - 12 Jan 16, 7:00am -
    • Why You Shouldn’t Panic About the Stock Market
      Markets aren’t off to a great start in 2016, leading many investors in their 50s and 60s understandably concerned about the dashing of their retirement dreams and the depletion of their hard-earned nest eggs. Market naysayers have stolen the spotli…
      - 12 Jan 16, 7:00am -
    • 10 Tips to Make the Most of a Museum Visit
      Whether you will be chasing the grandkids through a children’s museum or sipping cocktails at the latest art exhibit, you can probably spend more time and less money on a museum outing. Here are 10 smart tips for museumgoers: 1. Check the Calendar…
      - 11 Jan 16, 10:00am -
    • The One Death This Doctor Can’t Forget
      In over 30 years of being a doctor, I’ve participated in many end-of-life events. But one stands out. She was an elderly woman I had known for years; I’ll call her “Tessie” (not her real name). On the last evening of her terminal illness, I w…
      - 11 Jan 16, 10:00am -
    • David Bowie: A Look Back at His Biggest Hits
      David Bowie died today at the age of 69. The flamboyant, groundbreaking British rock star’s commitment to exploring many styles of music and his unique sense of style have influenced several generations of musicians. 5 Things You Might Not Know Abo…
      - 11 Jan 16, 9:37am -
    • LGBT Older Adults: At Risk, But Resilient
      Editor’s note: This article is part of Next Avenue’s 2015 Influencers in Aging project honoring 50 people changing how we age and think about aging.  Aging and health issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults have been…
      - 11 Jan 16, 7:02am -
    • The Best Books for Your Career: 2016 Edition
      Looking for help to find a job or switch careers, get a raise or promotion or start a business in 2016? Have I got some great books for you! I just spent time over the holiday break to come up with a list of my favorite reads from 2015. Ultimately, I…
      - 11 Jan 16, 7:00am -
    • Why Can’t Norman Lear Get His Retirement Home Comedy on TV?
      For people of a certain age, there’s a set morning ritual. The newspaper arrives, pages are rustled (or clicked) and there you are: faced with a stark reminder of your own mortality, the obituaries. In my house, it was my father who would make a be…
      - 8 Jan 16, 11:01am -

    SimplyHome Blog

    • Enabling Technology: Changing How We Live with TBI

      Enabling Technology: Changing How We Live with TBI

      For many survivors of traumatic brain injury, life is never quite the same. TBI affects everyone differently, depending on the location of the injury. Was there damage to the frontal lobe? Loss of focus and impulsiveness may occur. The occipital ……
      - 67 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 12:07pm -
    • SimplyHome Featured in the Biltmore Beacon

      SimplyHome Featured in the Biltmore Beacon


      - 72 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 2:54pm -
    • SimplyHome’s Jason Ray Honored with Business Leadership Award

      SimplyHome’s Jason Ray Honored with Business Leadership Award

      SimplyHome is proud to announce that our Chief Development Officer, Jason Ray, has been awarded the 2017 Small Business Leader of the Year Award by the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce.       Several of the SimplyHome staff attended … Continue…
      - 24 May 17, 1:03pm -
    • One Person, A World of Difference: Congratulations to Xia Xiong!

      One Person, A World of Difference: Congratulations to Xia Xiong!


      - 11 May 17, 10:53am -
    • Introducing Jessica – Our Newest Customer Service Expert!

      Introducing Jessica – Our Newest Customer Service Expert!

      An expert on bullets? A former resident of Kenya? Or a homebody? Meet Jessica, the newest member of our Customer Service team at SimplyHome. Jessica has already made a big impact and has proven herself to be a quick learner … Continue reading →
      - 5 May 17, 11:50am -
    • A Hero’s Fight for Independence: Meet Charles

      A Hero’s Fight for Independence: Meet Charles

        A Life of Adventure From jumping out of planes to ministering to soldiers who are dealing with the realities of war, Reverend Charles Pittman has lived a life characterized by courage and devotion. Now retired from being a United … Continue read…
      - 26 Apr 17, 10:00am -
    • Top 10 Ways to Embrace More Person-Centered Language

      Top 10 Ways to Embrace More Person-Centered Language

      It’s 2017, and the language we choose — in particular, the terms we use to describe people who differ from us — has never seemed more important. Every day seems to bring another news story about cultural and social divides. … Continue reading…
      - 13 Apr 17, 9:00am -
    • Fellow Technology Leader Therap features SimplyHome and CLC in New Video

      Fellow Technology Leader Therap features SimplyHome and CLC in New Video

      SimplyHome is delighted to be featured in Therap’s newest video, which highlights the role of assistive technology in providing state-of-the-art, affordable, and person-centered care. The Charles Lea Center in Spartanburg, SC has pioneered the impl…
      - 8 Mar 17, 11:05am -
    • Supporting Children with Technology-Based Solutions

      Supporting Children with Technology-Based Solutions

      GROWING THE SKILLS OF INDEPENDENCE Smart-home technology: It’s not just for adults! Smart technology can be extremely beneficial to children, providing them with natural supports. Developing independent living skills from a young age prepares child…
      - 1 Mar 17, 10:00am -
    • Sensors Harness Skills for Independence at ADAPT (UCP-NYC)

      Sensors Harness Skills for Independence at ADAPT (UCP-NYC)

      SimplyHome is pleased to announce our work with UCP-NYC (ADAPT) to incorporate our customized assistive technology services to promote more independent living for residents with United Cerebral Palsy – NYC (now ADAPT Community Network). UCP-NYC / A…
      - 15 Feb 17, 2:21pm -

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