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Moving an Aging Parent from Long-Distance – Part XII

Here comes the fun part - gathering my sisters and Mom for an apartment-shopping excursion.  Since we choose mid-week to accomplish this goal, I take a day-off work because that’s the only time everyone else is available. I had promised myself early on that I will be selective regarding the number of days I do…
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Moving an Aging Parent from Long Distance – Part II

by Joy Loverde Mom sounds exhausted over the phone and we haven’t even begun the moving process yet. The thought of what lies ahead is causing her stress and anguish. She assures me that this is a long-distance move that is wanted and needed. The problem, Mom explains, lies with her husband, Bill who is…
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Moving an Aging Parent from Long Distance – Part 1

by Joy Loverde I got the call yesterday. Mom said in a matter-of-fact tone of voice, “We are moving back to Chicago.” Dead silence. I couldn’t respond. Mom, who is 83 years old, and her husband, Bill, who is in his mid 80’s got married over twenty years ago, sold their homes, pack up their…
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