If you are feeling a touch of the blues, hang a well-stocked bird feeder in winter for a bit of theater.
Don’t wait until your mind is foggy or your time is close. Estate planning ahead of time is extremely important for you and your loved ones.
By CHUCK PARRETT, retired USGS Hydrologist You’ve undoubtedly heard some of the jokes about Montana winters, such as: “Yes, Montana has four seasons—almost winter,
I think there should be, for everyone between the ages of 70 and 75, a gong that sounds the warning, “This is the Dawning of the Age of Vicarious.”
When we bought our house in Sandpoint, Idaho in 2002, there were no moose, and there were a lot of tulips. People who lived outside of town had to build fences to protect their gardens, but not us. We had bugs and slugs. That was it. Moose lived out in the woods where moose belonged, and we rarely spotted them.That changed one snowy morning.
Seniors who search for a home look for walkable areas, trails, parks, outdoor activities nearby, shopping, restaurants, educational opportunities, and entertainment within a short walk or commute. In addition, they seek homes that provide the freedom to stay independent as they age are in high demand.
I was 10 years old, standing in the doorway of a small trailer. Ten wooden desks were lined in two neat rows, facing a large teacher’s desk and a chalkboard. Eight kids stood facing me, and I looked at their feet. All six of the boys were wearing boots. I wanted to find a way to hide my own feet. I wished I could go back to a few weeks before when I talked my mother into buying me a pair of black loafers.
Your hound may love to play in the snow, but cold weather can still affect your pet’s health. They can benefit from a winter wardrobe for dogs that includes boots, coats, and sweaters.
Some years ago I read that creating traditions makes for strong, healthy families. I realize creating and continuing traditions has been my familial responsibility for the last 25 years.
Helping an elderly loved one move to a new home can be hard in itself, but helping a loved one with dementia move can be an emotionally straining experience.