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September Book of the Month

“That is what this book is about: how we get through this time, no matter how long it lasts.”

-Jane Gross in A Bittersweet Season Caring for Our Aging Parents- And Ourselves

I met this remarkable lady at an Elder Conference a few years ago- love this compassion and wisdom she shares. My favorite quote can be found in the prologue, “We can make something of this crisis, or we can endure the experience until it’s over and then escape back into the daily buss of our lives until suddenly it’s our turn.”

My review:
These are quotes of the understanding from someone who has walked the walk…
“The day I started writing this book, I spent hours commiserating by telephone with three friends who were being turned upside down by the needs of their aging parents.”
“These three strong-willed old women were grateful for their children’s devotion but resistant to giving up the reins. They were embarrassed by their own diminished capacity and frightened of what lay ahead, but nothing was worse, they said, than being a burden. Like my mother, who died in 2003, they fought dependence, even as it came inevitable.”

-A Bittersweet Season, Prologue

A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.

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