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Retiring Parents: “An Age Old Question” by Kate Lowry

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At some point we are all faced with that difficult decision about when and how to talk with our parents about downsizing and moving.  Whether they’re fit and healthy, or ailing and need care, the conversation is inevitable.
The best scenario is when our parents decide to move to a retirement-type place on their own, while they’re in good enough health to complain about all the packing.
But when this kind of move is reactionary to illness or death, or to a cooking fire that sets off the internal alarm of the family, the stress is magnified.  Moving is hard enough as it is.  When you complicate it with age, depression, illness and quick decision-making, this kind of … Read more here.