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Parental Journal 119 from Planet Elderly: Still Can’t See Mom

Friday, January 15, 2021 It has been a long time since I last saw my Mom. I understand the cautions that must be taken to protect the residents and staff where she lives, but not seeing her has become worrisome. … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 118 from Planet Elderly: The Visit that Wasn’t

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 – late morning I thought it was a bit odd when I received an email telling me that in-person “chatterbox” visits would resume. I was happy, but then I thought, wait a minute. Our COVID case … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 116 from Planet Elderly – Second Major Lockdown: No Visitors

Monday, November 9, 2020 – 8:30 a.m. With the number of COVID 19 cases rising worldwide, I wasn’t surprised to receive a call telling me that in-person and chatterbox visits will be cancelled for this week. Someone (or some people) … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 115 from Planet Elderly: Socially Distanced Fall Visits

Saturday, October 3, 2020 – mid-morning When my friends ask how visits with Mom are going, I am delighted to tell them that we are having so much fun. I do most of the talking, but Mom reacts and responds … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 114 from Planet Elderly: This Is Your Life via Photo Album

Thursday, September 10, 2020 – early afternoon The twice-a-week visits with Mom are going well. We meet at about 11 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays and visit for 30 minutes. We are both enjoying them. Although it took a long … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 113 from Planet Elderly: The Birthday Tee Shirt Arrived!!

Yesterday, the tee shirt I ordered for Mom’s birthday arrived, so I was able to give it to her today during our Thursday visit. She has always loved my dandelion/heart shirt, so now we have matching shirts. She was so … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 112 from Planet Elderly: She’s 94 and Still Spunky

Monday, August 17, 2020 – mid-afternoon Extended Birthday Mom’s birthday was yesterday, August 16.  Visitors aren’t allowed on the weekend, so we celebrated early during our Thursday visit and again today.  On Sunday, she had specially made birthday cake and … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 111 from Planet Elderly: Covid Greetings from Mom

August 5, 2020 – early afternoon Terrific Visits Once I began driving after my knee replacement surgery, I was able to resume some “chatterbox” visits with Mom, and they were terrific.  They are held inside, which was awesome because outside … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 110 from Planet Elderly: New Chatterbox Visit Setup with Mom

June 10, 2020 late morning   Chatterbox Setup When I visited Mom Monday at 11, Lenoir Woods had a new setup for visiting called Chatterbox.  I don’t know if this is something circulating in care homes or if this is … Continue reading

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Parental Journal 109 from Planet Elderly: Pandemic Window Visit with Mom

Now I See You! I was thrilled to receive an email from Lenoir Woods, Mom’s long term care community, inviting me to have a window visit with her.  We had had a Zoom visit, but this would be a wonderful … Continue reading

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