Transitions With Jean - Columns

Collectible are memories that take up lots of space

April 7, 2019

Look at me! I’m a pretty pink dish. I was born during the Great Depression; coming into your life in 1932 when you were just a babe.

The Depression was a bleak time for your mother. Dad had to find work where he could. A plumber by trade, maybe he fixed a sink one month, or maybe a...




T.H.A.N.K.S. - but it isn’t just about your parents

March 3, 2019

Initially, this was going to be a column encouraging you to help your parents get their final affairs in order.

April 15th is rolling around. You’ve heard the expression that you can’t avoid death and taxes. This would have been a good time to sit down with your parents to...




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...





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