Sandwich Generation Resources Via Twitter 3/7/09

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I’m starting today’s resource list with an important reminder. When you set your clocks forward tonight, don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke and fire detectors. While you’re at it, make sure you go change them in your elderly parent’s detectors as well, or give them a buzz to remind them to do it.

Did you ever use Yahoo Briefcase to store files online? They closed on March 30, 2009.

Another excellent verse for all of us multi-generational caregivers!  The people who know their God will display strength and take action.

I have a Mileage Plus credit card with Capital One. I find them to be easy to work with and wonderfully proactive at making sure my credit (and their credit card) stays safe! In fact, a few weeks ago I dropped my card without realizing it. They called me later that day about some strange charges. Sure enough, someone had found it and immediately started using it. I was really appreciative they caught it so quickly so I didn’t have more headaches to deal with! This past week, I enjoyed reading Consumer Boomer’s great article about Capital One along with their 10 helpful tips to prevent ID theft. These would be good tips to review with your elderly parents. They are also excellent to share with older grandkids when you’re sitting on the pier fishing or out taking a walk together.

I appreciated the suggestions in this article by Senior Support regarding eldercare dignity while eating, etc.

Rebuild Your Back had some good information on Sciatica back pain. We’ve had to deal with a bit of that ourselves after our move. It’s no fun! This puts to rest some popular myths and adds a couple of tips.

Do you have a child, or even a grandchild, getting married this spring or summer. You’ll be thrilled to hear that there’s a movement afoot, in this tough economy, to strive for more frugal weddings. Here’s an excellent article from Forbes Magazine to help with the brainstorming for that. 

Encouragement – The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their cry.

Police: Live Oak Man Sold Meth in Canes When my four grandkids on one coast or five grandkids on the other coast get sick, they all seem to get sick at once. Moms and Dads also get it and no one wants to have to run to the store when they’re sick. Unfortunately, due to drug dealers misusing the ingredients in various cold medicines, it can be a royal pain in the neck to buy the medications, and to buy enough for a big family. Now there’s news out that they are hiding drugs in canes! Do you think we’ll have to start showing our ID to buy canes and find that they are also being rationed!!!! It’s funny, but in a rather sad and irritating way!

Encouragement – He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.

And finally, if your elderly parent is thinking of a retirement center, here’s an interesting option. You can now buy a retirement condo on a cruise ship. “For less money than many senior independent-living facilities charge, retirees may now live on a cruise ship. Prices for individual condo cabins on the 300-foot Algeria range from $159,000 for a single room to a larger suite for $399,000 plus a nominal “Resident’s Care” monthly fee which covers all the operating expenses of the ship including crew, staff, fuel, maintenance, insurance, three meals daily, port fees, the medical center, and housekeeping. A huge difference between a senior care facility and living on Algeria is that the residents actually own the ship.” WOW! I wish I didn’t get seasick!  🙂

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