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Staying Put

Once more, I want to pass on some excellent advice from Jane Brody, cookbook author, speaker and Personal Health columnist for The New York Times.

A 70-something herself, Brody tackles important issues for all ages, but this one is for us.  It’s about preserving independence in old age and “How to know when home alone is no longer a good idea.”

Most of us would prefer to age in place, but that takes planning.  When Peter and I traded our bringing-up-the-kids house for our smaller empty-nest house, we decided to buy a home with a bedroom and full bath on the first floor just-in-case.  Then we fell in love with the house we’ve lived in for the last eighteen years—with no bedroom or full bath on the first floor.

We’ve been lucky, but chances are that one or both of us will need help at some time.  The Brody article reminds us to plan ahead.


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