Being Prepared in the Time of COVID-19

Being Prepared in the Time of COVID-19

“I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.” ~Benjamin Disraeli The Conversation Project has a new conversation guide kit to help you Be Prepared in the Time of COVID-19.  Selecting who will speak on your behalf if you are unable to do so, talking with that...
Parkinson’s Hospitalization PDF

Parkinson’s Hospitalization PDF

The Parkinson’s Foundation has created a pdf for you to review with your physician and bring with you in the event that hospitalization is needed during the pandemic.  This can be added to your Aware in Care kit.  Your care partners and healthcare agents should...
Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting

You can vote in Tennessee absentee by-mail if you are sixty (60) years of age or older or meet any of the other eligibility requirements. Go here for information about requesting an absentee ballot. Note: The deadline for the November 3 election is Tuesday, October...
Phone Call Book Club

Phone Call Book Club

Looking for a fun way to connect with others?  Start a phone call book club.  We recently  recently heard of this fun idea where two people read the same book together over a series of phone or zoom calls. One might read a chapter to the other each night, or the two...
Selecting a new physician

Selecting a new physician

The idea of changing physicians can be anxiety provoking for patients.  Maybe you have moved to a new city or senior care community and need a new doctor, or perhaps your physician is the one who has moved away or has retired.  Perhaps your current physician no longer...
Parkinson’s Aware in Care Kit

Parkinson’s Aware in Care Kit

Going to the hospital is almost always a trying experience, but especially during this pandemic.  Preparing for that possibility can help it to go more smoothly, especially if you may not have access to your care partners due to visitation restrictions.  The...
Online Recovery Support Groups

Online Recovery Support Groups

Do you know someone missing their 12-Step Program?  Addiction recovery support is available online at We Connect Recovery.  Online recovery support groups are available daily. They are open to anyone who is dealing with substance use, mental health concerns,...
Beware of Contact Tracing Scams

Beware of Contact Tracing Scams

Unfortunately, many scammers use times of vulnerability and anxiety to their advantage for preying upon others.  A new scam to be alert to is the contact tracing scam. There’s no question, contact tracing plays a vital role in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19....
Tips for Long Distance Caregiving

Tips for Long Distance Caregiving

Caregiving from a distance can be especially challenging during the COVID-19 epidemic.  If you find yourself supporting a loved one from a distance, there are some important things to keep in mind.The National Institute on Aging offers some tips to stay connected,...
Savings Check Up

Savings Check Up

The pandemic has taken a toll on citizens impacting everything from our emotional health to how we run errands.  Many are also experiencing a financial impact of COVID-19.  Now may be a good time to perform a little “Savings Check Up” to see if there are...