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How do you know when it’s really time to go?

“I’m among the forgetters. But I’m not an empty shell”. – Richard Taylor, author of Alzheimer’s from the INSIDE OUT Do you remember the first time you stepped into a residential care facility (or in my day, we referred to them as nursing homes, old folk’s homes or lodges)? Was it positive or negative for Read more…

Helping Children with the Loss of a Grandparent

I think it’s safe to say, “Death isn’t easy to deal with at any age”. So how do you explain it to your three-year-old? How do you comfort your eight-year-old when their grandparent dies? How comfortable are you with the whole concept of death? What are you beliefs regarding after-life, if any? How do you Read more…

Grandparents – Aging with dignity

“I’m standing in line with my three year old and the little old lady ahead of me pulls out her change purse and dumps a thousand pennies on the counter!” “I’m at a 4-way stop and the old man across from me can barely see me through his trifocals over his steering wheel.” “My grandmother Read more…

The Greatness of Grandparents and Grandfriends

The first Sunday after Labour Day in September is known throughout Canada and the United States as Grandparents Day. According to Legacy Project: Grandparents Day was initiated in the early 1970s at the grassroots level by West Virginian Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade, with the behind-the-scenes support of her husband Joseph L. McQuade. They had 15 Read more…

Traditions for Long-Distance Grandparents

It’s been a flurry of activity and excitement for Carly around our house for the past 3 weeks. (Actually, if any of you know me personally, there’s never a shortage of excitement and flurry in our house). However, the charge in our house is different than the normal daily wattage. WHY? Carly and I are Read more…

Food Through the Generations

Forgive me Mother Nature, for I have sinned in the past 36 years. I am accused of the following sins: 1. I’m a city girl. Born and bred in “The Big Smoke” or as my Dad would say, “The Centre of the Universe”, I spent my first 25 years with bright lights, a lot of Read more…

Connect Kids to Grandparents – Living Legacy

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson As my great-Aunt Adelaide would say, “My cup runneth over”. It was an honour and a privilege to read your comments and stories about your own grandparents last month. Thank you for sharing your Read more…

Grandparents – A love that defines generations

“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humour, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.” –Rudolph Giuliani I’ve just finished making cookies. If you must know, they are my famous killer peanut butter fudge cookies. Okay, okay, so I didn’t invent the recipe Read more…

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