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As we round the corner into the months with significant and meaningful holidays we at NAVIGATE NC have a tradition: We roll out blogs from yesteryear that may be of special holiday relevance to our readers. We do this in service to people everywhere, as they gather or speak with their loved ones. It’s time when changes are noticed or encountered, and questions may arise. We hope our collection of NAV-Nuggets for you is helpful, and that they inspire thought kindness and solution.

Investigate: How is Your Senior?

Military ObservationOriginally posted in 2013 this was one of NAVIGATE NC’s early blogs, in fact, it was the first holiday season for our budding agency. We knew and understood the challenges that holidays could produce or uncover. Please smile along with us as we revisit the wisdom of this piece, still bearing true these years later.

Holiday gatherings provide an excellent time to notice if our senior family members have changed since a previous visit. Our goal here is to look for clues as to how things are going. It’s about being open to noticing change.

How to Start a Dialogue with Aging Parents

Difficult conversationsAs we continue to approach holidays our “Best of” articles from our blogs will serve again in new ways. In 2016 we heard from a reader: “I returned to your site when the emergencies began with Mom and Dad. I read this post and saw myself. That was ME (in denial) in paragraph three, and ME in crisis in paragraph four! Please tell everyone to read that blog post and talk before the crisis or before the concerns begin to mount.”

Holiday gatherings provide an excellent time to notice if our senior family members have changed since a previous visit. Our goal here is to look for clues as to how things are going. It’s about being open to noticing change.

Tween Time- Seasonal Conversations

Happy family with woman embracing senior citizen man

This blog post was first published in 2014. ‘Tween Time’, that time between one gathering and the next ushers in a thought-FULL season for caregivers and Advocates alike. Here are some of the typical concerns folks share when they call NAVIGATE NC.