Intergeneration Travel Tradition BY DONNE DAVIS Intergenerational travel has been a longstanding tradition in my family. When I graduated high school, my maternal grandma Amelia and I rode Amtrak’s California

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Check List For Planning A Family Reunion Set a Date Choose a date that works for the majority of family members. Consider holidays or long weekends for better attendance. Create

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What To Tell Your Family About Your Medical Challenges BY KAREN L. RANCOURT “I think I’m having a heart attack,” said my 78-year-old husband Gary, one evening after dinner. I

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The separation of households that occurs when placing your elderly loved one into an aged care facility can make it difficult to maintain regular family time. For those used to

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Are you ready to give up Thanksgiving? BY SUSAN ADCOX Every year in late November, my husband asks me the same question. It usually happens around bedtime the day before

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BY CHRISTINE CROSBY Sir Richard Branson, the iconic billionaire entrepreneur, has recently added another milestone to his impressive life story. This time, it’s not about conquering the skies or launching

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What Exactly Is Friendsgiving? BY CHRISTINE CROSBY Many years ago when I was a young single mom, my two best girlfriends (who were also single moms) and I decided to

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A Grandparent’s Guide to Happy Holidays BY DEE DEE MOORE Ready to conquer the holiday chaos before it gets started? “A Grandparent’s Guide to Happy Holidays” is filled with tips

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On Being Grateful BY SHERILL POOL ELIZONDO Christmas decorations in stores before Halloween!? I’m no Grinch but I find Thanksgiving to be symbolic of what’s so very good about our

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Love: A Time for This is Now Blessing gay marriage and parenting. I’m a Catholic mom with a dear friend, Sarah, who’s also a Catholic mom. We both feel called

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How grandparents can stay connected to their grandchildren who are away at college BY KAREN L. RANCOURT  When grandparents are asked about barriers to spending in-person time with their grandchildren,

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Wait, What? My Grandchild Is At Risk? What do you do when your grandchild needs your help? BY LISA HOLLIDAY You notice things, you are a parent too and you know something

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Who doesn’t love dinosaurs?  From Mom and Dad to the 3-year-old, there is something captivating about the historic big beasts.  And what better way to enjoy National Day of Unplugging than with

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Be a family gatherer How you can solidify relationships through family gatherings BY RICHARD AND LINDA EYRE Your individual relationships with each of your children and each of your grandchildren

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4 ways to foster intergenerational relationships Build memories from a young age. The presence of a grandparent in a young child’s life can provide a sense of stability, security, wisdom,

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In praise of teachers and nurses BY JACK LEVINE Please make every effort to keep healthy and practice safety precautions. Prevention is truly the best medicine! This is especially true

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Post-Pandemic, Retirees Overwhelmingly Report Purpose as Key to a Successful Retirement, Edward Jones and Age Wave Research Finds Milestone Study Highlights both the Challenges and the Silver Linings from the

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Dear Dad BY CAROLINE CHIRICHELLA Dear Dad, It’s been 436 days since we last saw you. 436 days since you last saw your granddaughter, Lucia-Antonia. I remember so clearly the

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LEGACY – An archeological dig through family keepsakes BY JERRY WITKOWSKY After much deliberation and at my daughter’s generous invitation, I’ve made my temporary “pandemic move” to LA permanent. My

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To ZOOM or Not to ZOOM?   That is the question. BY PAT BURNS Shakespeare’s opening phrase of a soliloquy given by Prince Hamlet in the so-called “nunnery scene” could apply

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