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Monthly Ezine Issue January 9, 2011Volume 3 Issue 1
Note from Dale
Featured Article -Top 5 Interviews in 2010 ('Transition Aging Parents')
Media Review - A Caregiver's Affirmation
BlogTalkRadio Show - Launch of our Winter series
Where's Dale - My speaking/book tour in Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa
My Book - "Transitioning Your Aging Parent: A 5 Step Guide Through Crisis & Change" (10% discount through Jan. 31)
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Hello! I hope you and you family had a wonderful Christmas and holiday season. I want to start the new year off with the following special thought.
In 2011, as we
continue on our caregiving journey, "Let us not look back in anger or
forward in fear, but around in awareness." ~James Thurber
Thanks to all who completed our survey! Your feedback was most helpful as we plan content for our 2011 blog posts, ezine articles and radio show. As soon as the winner replies to me, I will share her name (with her permission, of course.)
Change in 2011: we will be publishing our ezine once a month, on the 2nd Sunday of every month
Change in 2011: we will be hosting our BlogTalkRadio show on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 10am Eastern. (Please note: There will only be one show in January. January 18th, 1pm Eastern.)
Upcoming speaking tour, January 24 - February 4, will be taking me to Atlanta, Tampa, Orlando, Titusville and Palm Coast. If you're in one of those areas and wish to attend my presentations, you'll find the event dates/locations under "Where's Dale", later in this ezine.
Here's my review of this year's 5 most popular 'Transition Aging Parents' radio interviews. I am always surprised by how the shows end up ranking. I can't wait to tell my mother that her interview ranked in the top 5. She will be delighted :-) It's her birthday on Tuesday, so I'm making that one of her birthday surprises!
This month's Media Review is a "Caregiver Affirmation." As caregivers, we often put our needs last or even ignore them. But, we all know that is not healthy nor is it sustainable. So, as we begin 2011, I ask that you read the "Caregiver Affirmation" and take it to heart. Consider this: what would happen if you posted this to your bathroom mirror and read it at the start of each day?
And, if you are new to our ezine, to learn how my ADAPT method of caregiving can help you and your family, click here. If you prefer listening to my interview with Susan Baida (eCareDiary.com), click here.
As always, my best wishes to you and your parent(s) as you journey together,
PS:Welcome to all my new subscribers! I am so very grateful to have you as part of our Transition Aging Parents community.I think you'll love the information, tips, and inspiration you'll be receiving!
"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin." ~Mother Teresa
"Top 5 Interviews In 2010 From 'Transition Aging Parents"
Here are the top 5 most popular radio interviews I conducted in 2010.If you've not visited me on BlogTalkRadio, this is a great chance to check out one or more interview.Each is only 30 minutes long.Each guest shares their expertise, resources, and passion to help families of the elderly.
(Note:I've booked our 2011 Winter series, January - March. But, I'm now accepting guest requests for our Spring series.If you know of an author, expert or individual who you'd like to hear from, please forward their name to me.)
1.Taking the Hospital Out of Hospital Beds.Join me and Gary
Owens, inventor and co-founder of TenderCare Beds. TenderCare Beds is a
revolutionary product that literally takes the " Hospital " out of
hospital beds. As his wife Gina's primary caregiver for many years, Gary gained
a unique perspective on the challenges of living daily with someone with severe
disabilities. Ultimately his caregiving experience was the inspiration for
TenderCare Beds. Gary's goal is to improve the quality of life for those
whose world has shrunk to a single room. "Promoting Better Healthand a Sense of Well-Being,
Through Style and Design". To listen to our interview, click
2.How to Deal with your Aging Parent's Lifetime Accumulation of Stuff. Join Julie Hall (The Estate Lady) and me as we address some of the important questions that Boomers have, such as, *Where to begin, how to have conversation with parents, about their wishes? *What if there is so much clutter and chaos that it's hard to know where to start? *What if two or more siblings want the same heirloom? *How to deal with difficult siblings? *How to minimize fighting during estate settlement *How to find a competent, ethical appraiser? To listen to our interview, click here.
3.How to Help when Both Aging Parents are Ill and Declining.Paul Moseley joins me as he shares his personal story, challenges and rewards as he cared for two aging and ill parents at the same time. His parents spent the last 4 years of their lives in separate facilities. For many of us, caring for one aging parent seems overwhelming. But, consider adult children who have two needy parents, often with very different illnesses and needs. You will learn from Paul and walk away from hearing his story with a smile on your face. Paul and his parents both maintained a positive attitude in spite of their health challenges. To listen to our interview, click here.
4.What Is Life Really Like in a Retirement Community - Hear from my mother.Join me and my mother as she shares an insider's view of independent living in a CCRC, Continuing Care Retirement Community. Two years ago, Mom was living alone in her home in western Maryland. A health crisis in March 2008 got her thinking about other living options. She chose a CCRC just 5 miles from her home, within her community of 30 years. She'll share why she chose Fairhaven, surprises and challenges along the way, and how she adjusted. Now, 18 months later, she talks about how she feels about her decision and choice. To listen to our interview, click here.
5.Help for the Caregiver - Caregiver Relief Fund.Join me, Ryan Whitmore and Michael
Lindenmayer, founders of the Caregiver Relief Fund. The Caregiver Relief Fund
is a social venture committed to caring for caregivers. The Caregiver Relief
Fund provides resources, assistance and a voice to over 50 million Americans
who are currently caregivers to the chronically ill, aged and disabled.
Learn how this new social venture reaches out and helps caregivers
in need. To listen to our interview,click
(Archived recordings are available for all previous shows by clicking here.)
Media Review -
As we look ahead to 2011, the following is an excellent affirmation for you to read and consider:
Good Caregiver Affirmation
I Affirm that I am a Good Caregiver, that I try my best each day, and
I Recognize that I deserve to have my own needs met, just as much as
those whom I care for do.
I Promise that I will not allow myself to be consumed by my caregiving role, and
I Will set aside time in my busy schedule, just for me.
I Am Mindful of the other caregivers in my life and I Will let them know that
I appreciate their efforts. I Give Thanks to my Good Deed-Do-ers.
I Will take good care of my own health, drink enough water, eat quality foods,
allow for time to rest and to exercise, and seek medical attention for my own
TODAY I Will Add 1 item to my "Good Deeds" list today, so that if someone calls to say
"Let me know if there's anything I can do..." that
I will be ready to accept their offer and provide them with the opportunity to do a
Good Deed for me. It is an honor to be of service to others,
I will not deny my friends and family this honor!
February 8. Author Linda Burhans. We'll be discussing Linda's recently published book "Goodnight and God Bless", a collection of wonderful
memories of her loving mother. The book is a
humorous and heartfelt story to inspire and assist anyone with the
challenge of being the caregiver to a loved one.
Feburary 22. Amy Angelo, a geriatric social worker, marketing manager for a PACE/LIFE program, and a caregiver to aging parents. We'll be discussing the benefits of PACE programs for the elderly.
March 22. Lynn Marie Houghton, owner of an home care agency in PA that "matches seniors who need help with seniors who want to help." Join us as we explore this innovative model, Seniors Helping Seniors.
(Archived recordings are available for our previous shows by clicking here.)
NOTE: As always, I'd love to hear your suggestions for future show topics and guests. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!
My Atlanta / Orlando / Tampa Speaking & Book Tour:
"Transitioning Your Aging Parent: A 5 Step Guide Through Crisis & Change" (my new book)
(December discount: Use code of 'READ2011' to receive 10% off at checkout. Offer good until 01/31/11. To purchase, click here.)
"It's almost as though you took all my years of training and managed to put order to it. The ADAPT method of caregiving will decrease stress and give great comfort to families in the eldercare world. My fear is that we can't get it out to people fast enough."
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the spring of 2008, a major life experience (helping her elderly mother
a major health/life crisis) changed the course of Dale's life work.
"Transition Aging Parents" as a way to share her experience and reach
out to other adult children of aging parents. She provides insight and
shares information to help adult daughters and sons ensure their aging
"thrive and find joy" in every stage of life.
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