Sandra’s Saucy Supper

      INGREDIENTS 1⁄2 tablespoon oil 1⁄2 onion, chopped 1 lb ground pork or 1 lb ground beef 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce 1 cup long grain white rice, uncooked 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, grated…

Having your elderly parent move in with you – what could go wrong?

You’re worried sick about your aging parent. Their health is on the decline and they haven’t been coping well in their own home. You’re thinking about having them move in with you. Your spouse is open to discussing it but isn’t completely…

Dana’s Delicious Biscotti

      INGREDIENTS 1 cup vegetable oil 1 cup sugar 3 large eggs 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 3 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp baking poweder 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or chopped pistachios, cranberries,…

4 steps to avoiding a family crisis when caring for an elderly parent

If you have an aging parent with health issues who’s living in their own house or condo, chances are someone in your family is supporting them in some way. Checking in on them from time to time. Helping them with things like groceries. Taking…

Home care may not be sufficient to allow your parent to age in place

Your elderly parent wants to age in place – in other words, stay in their current home. Things were going well until they were hospitalized recently. It looks like they’re going to need ongoing support at home for the foreseeable future. Your…

Helping your aging parents decide to downsize

Selling your home when you’re seventy or older can be a big, emotional decision, especially if you’ve lived there for decades. It means leaving things behind. Friends. Neighbours. Memories. Is it any wonder then that your parents may…