Filtered tag: Aging Grandparent

‘Listening for legacy’

Yesterday, I had the lovely opportunity to connect with one of my clients over lunch. One of the greatest gifts I receive in my line of work is having the chance to share life stories, be it theirs or mine. Working with an aging population provides an appreciation to sit and think about life – Read more…

Love live the aging goddess – six ways to live a long and successful life

I am an aging goddess. Well, that’s according to the Victoria Goddess Race committee. In fact, I am one of 1,000 aging goddesses who partook in the inaugural Victoria Goddess 10K run last Sunday. I thought the term “aging goddess” was much more complimentary than the reality — “slightly overweight, seven minutes slower but wiser Read more…

Improving our Community One Elder at a Time

“The death of an old person is like the loss of a library” – African Proverb This past week brought me two inspirational and very motivating experiences. First, my weekly run in the rain was suddenly filled with a burst of human sunshine when I was passed by a runner, who looked twice my age. 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…

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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“You are amazing! What I tried to do in 2 months, you did in 1 week. You’ve helped us navigate the system, made sense of Mom’s disease, and gave back her independence and control. Thank you for making such a difference in Mom’s life and giving us, her family, complete peace of mind.”

– Mike G., Nanaimo, BC