This show is in memory of James Degenheardt who was a gift that showed up on my dad's doorstep one New Year's Day.
Finding that special, thoughtful gift for an aging parent, or loved one can be tough. Even more so when you are short on time, or just can’t bear the thought of going shopping.
In this episode, I share how I faced this same dilemma as my folks got older – after all, who really needs another bathrobe or pair of slippers?
One way to do this is to think outside the (gift) box: what stories did they tell you, what memories did they share, that was extra special to them? Build on those memories. Find things, or people they may have known, or places they loved to go that will bring those memories back, in a different format.
A little creativity can go a long way: messages and songs from special people, photo storybooks, short trips to places they once knew and loved, etc.
The stories I share may just spark your imagination and help you create a unique gift that could surprise even give you, a ton of joy too.
Host: Nancy May, Author of How to Survive 911 Medical Emergencies, Step-by-Step Before, During, After! is an expert in managing the path of step-by-step caring for aging parents, even from over 1200 miles away. For a free, fillable File-of-Life go to www.howtosurvive911.com. Nancy is also the Co-Founder of CareManity LLC, and the private FaceBook group, Eldercare Success.
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