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Do You Have A Drop Dead File?

Do You Have A Drop Dead File?

Do you have a Drop Dead File?  I hate to be so morbid, but if something happened to you today, who and how would those around you pick up the pieces? Death does not discriminate between age, sex, race, or economic status. Accidents happen. Heart attacks happen....
The Parent Talk

The Parent Talk

You have heard of the sex talk that parents should have with their pre-teens? Well, most parents do not have that talk. The same is true for the Parent Talk. Most kids do not have the talk about aging with their parents. What is the Parent Talk? It’s about getting...
Thoughts On Being A Legal Guardian

Thoughts On Being A Legal Guardian

A few weeks ago, a lady called seeking guidance about becoming a legal guardian for a family member. Let me back up a minute. In an ideal world, one will have pre-determined who will make medical decisions through a document called the advanced medical directive, and...
Living Without Car Keys

Living Without Car Keys

Last Saturday, on the way to the symphony, we stopped to pick up a lady to join us. I know, just the fact that we go to the symphony makes me feel old! Anyway, what I didn’t realize is that Dixie no longer drives. This was surprising to me, as Dixie is a vivacious...