Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Upside of Funerals
23 Jan

The Upside of Funerals

By Donna RandallUncategorized

Not long before Christmas, one of the remaining two sisters-in-law of Annie left this world. This woman was 92 when she died, and had been experiencing an increasing number of health issues which were upon her. And so, while her immediate family, in particular, were sad about their loss, the funeral was a celebration of

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Lady In Waiting
09 Jan

Our Lady In Waiting

By Donna RandallUncategorized

Over all the years I’ve known Annie Oakley, and particularly during the two years or so that we have served as her caregivers, I have become amazed at the percentage of her time that she spends in waiting! Any of you involved with seniors will know that they like to be early for everything. I’ve

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donna and her mom
02 Jan

How Do we Know How to Care?

By Donna RandallUncategorized

A close girlfriend and I managed to carve out a couple of hours over these holidays to catch up while walking and over lattes. We both are old orphans (meaning both our parents have died), and we got to talking about my creation called The Essential Family Caregiving Agreement She made reference to a conversation

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