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December 6th, 2016

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Aging with Grace…

With the busy holiday season approaching, I’ve received inquiries from caregivers with concerns about the holidays. Dear Grace, My father, who is quite frail, is spending the holidays with us this year. I’m thrilled to have him and I want to make sure he feels included in all the festivities. How can I do that without exhausting him? I’m afraid he’...

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Aging with Grace…

Senior Center to Adult Day comparison is the main topic this week prompted by the following letter I received. Dear Grace, What’s the difference between Adult Day and the Senior Center? My mom enjoys going to the Senior Center but I wonder if going to an Adult Day would be better for her. She is still driving but is getting forgetful and confused,...

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Alba Rossi Of Barre Joins Select “Super Centurian Club”

Alba Rossi of Barre turned 100 years old this past Monday, Oct. 17, and without a doubt to all those who know her, she is truly a “super centurian.” She enjoys a keen mind, good hearing and looks like someone at least 20 years younger. Alba says she has no secrets for successful longevity but admits her many years of bookkeeping at the former Rossi...

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Aging with Grace…

Welcome to fall in Vermont; the days are growing shorter, the air is crisp and the leaves are turning. I recently received an inquiry about the benefits and costs involved in having a Long Term Care (LTC) insurance policy. Dear Grace, I am in my early fifties and in fairly good health and physical condition. I’m all by myself and I worry about what...

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Aging with Grace…

Dear Grace, I care for my father and I don’t really have any questions but instead want friends and family to know how much I appreciate their visits. Can you share some of my suggestions/thoughts on this? Thanks, Alicia Ways to support a friend or family member who is a caregiver Do not ask what you can do to help them; instead: -Plan a meal for t...

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Three DIY ways to improve your home WiFi

You don’t need an expert to tell you: America is hooked on the internet. Just try to think of the last day you didn’t use the web in some way. But you probably don’t think much about the main way the internet is delivered: through WiFi. It powers your computer at work — as well as the Facebook feed you’re discreetly ch...

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Aging with Grace…

As a follow up to the last column on the benefits of Adult Day to the participant, this week we’ll share information on the benefits to the caregiver, which are equally important to consider. Dear Grace, As the main caregiver for my husband, who had a stroke about six months ago, I’m trying to figure out how to care for him at home and still have s...

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Aging with Grace

It’s been several months since we began writing this column and it would be helpful to know how we’re doing. Do you read the column often and do you find the information helpful? Please take a few minutes to give us your thoughts; call Sue or Barb at 802.476.3630 or email pibarre@giffordhealthcare.org. Thank you. Dear Grace, I just started caring f...

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Aging with Grace…

Dear Grace, My mom is in her late sixties and seems to be feeling down lately. My dad passed away last year and she went to grief counseling and I thought she was doing okay, until recently. She seems tired all the time and is not interested in doing anything. She recently saw her doctor and her physical health is good. The doctor suggested she may...

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Aging with Grace…

As we go through this life, we often times have to make choices for ourselves and our loved ones that we wish we could avoid. We can either try to delay the decision or work through the process and come to the best decision possible. This week’s column addresses this process, which is not always and easy one. Dear Grace, I’m helping my sister Judy...

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