Transitions With Jean - Columns

A word from my mom

February 3, 2019

Here is a little insight and then a message from my mom.

For nine years, I have been writing this Transitions column. My mom says people think it is specifically about us. My columns are not about Mom; they are about everybody; you, me, your parents, your kids, us. We are all sharing the...




The new year is a time for change... or is it?

January 6, 2019

When you are with Mom and Dad, put aside your fast-paced ways and slow down a little.

Your parents’ home is their comfort zone. They are content there because nothing changes. As eyesight and energy fades, they are still cozy because they know where everything is. It is their nest....




Caring for aging senior? Here’s where to find help.

December 2, 2018

Ah, Christmas. A time for loved ones and eating and gifts and giving.

It is also a time for visiting with family we haven’t seen for a while. While you are together for the holidays, keep your eyes open for signs that all is well in their world.

Seniors, maybe this is a good...




Veterans must seek out individual benefits

November 4, 2018

Veterans, do you wonder what benefits are out there for you and how you can get them? Perhaps you have tried to find out, but it was all so complicated.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was someone out there who would look up benefits specifically for you; what benefits you earned based...




Downsize with a purpose as you decorate for the seasons

October 7, 2018

Today’s topic: How to smile with satisfaction knowing that you planned ahead.

Someday, you may decide to move to smaller, more manageable quarters, perhaps a senior community. When you move, you’ll look at your mountain of holiday decorations and think “I wish I would...





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