A nod to my Dad; a legacy of perseverance, courage and joy

Jerry Bridge Boomer Humor, eldercare, Self-Care, Uncategorized 2 Comments

My Dad recently passed away one month shy of his 93rd birthday. Here’s  one  story that embodies his spirit and legacy, courage, perseverance and joy. ~~~ Dad could still muster the energy to walk to the end of the driveway and into the passenger seat of my convertible. Over the years I did my best to look out for him, to visit …

Family Caregivers Need Support

Jerry Bridge Boomer Humor, eldercare, Self-Care, Uncategorized 0 Comments

In my  new memoir, Who Cares? The Give and Take of Family Caregiving, I detail many of the challenges and personal hardships I faced while caring for my siblings and elderly parents. I was often exhausted, stressed, even depressed, after what seemed like endless trips to the emergency room, doctor visits and hospital stays. Not to mention the negative impact …