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Lighten Up Your Attitude. Seriously, We Need More Laughts

Any situation you run into where there’s a problem, you can still get your point across without being mean. Find the funny in things, emphasize the ridiculousness. Find the funny in everyday life. ...
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Uncaring Caring. Elder Abuse: Look for the Warning Signs, Take Action

How can you tell if a loved one or senior neighbor is the victim of elder abuse? There are plenty of signs but only if you know what to look for. Keep alert, try being a little bit nosy and then take action to help. Your watchfulness can make a big difference in someone's life. ...
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Role Players: Step Up to Step-Grandparenting

When families merge, new grandchildren often are a happy offshoot of the newly formed family. We've got a few suggestions to help navigate the step-grandparent role. Get ready to manage any bumps in the relationship with love, a sense of humor and an open heart. ...
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Happy Multi-Generation Holidays (and Here’s How)

If this is your first 3-Gen holiday, think carefully about how much of your own space you will want, especially if the grandchildren are very young and things could get hectic and noisy. Will you enjoy being in the thick of it or prefer to dip in and out and have your own space to retreat to? ...
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Yvonne’s Story: Determination + Staff Teamwork = a Successful Homecoming after Rehab

Yvonne speaks all five languages better than ever. A few months ago, she addressed an audience of 200, speaking in fluent Latvian. And now, she is writing a book (in English) about her childhood. She plans to renew her expired passport and travel back to Europe. The sky’s the limit. ...
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Legal Legacy; Plan Today for Your Heirs Tomorrow

We always say there is no one-size-fits-all in estate planning. This case points out, though, that all families can benefit from talking about long-term care before it's needed and before it comes to fisticuffs and court. ...
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High School Reunion Reflections; A Look Back to the Future

With each glance and conversation, I flew through a virtual time machine, zipping between 2018 and 1978 as middle-aged faces seamlessly dissolved into teenage grins. It was thrilling and unnerving and perfect. ...
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Boundaries and Grandparents; Setting Limits with Love

Keep the communication lines open by discussing your boundaries before beginning. It may feel uncomfortable to address issues that are non-existent but not as uncomfortable if problems arise down the road. Sit down with everyone involved and discuss not only your expectations but also theirs. ...
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