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award-winning author/writer/editor

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Jun 2004 - Present

I am an active woman over 50 who wants to help seniors stay in their own homes as long as possible. I moved in with my Mother for five years following her colonoscopy. She was in her late 80s, very active, and never accepted the limitations others often assign to older generations. We shopped, went to dinner, movies, lunched with friends, and prepared Sunday family gatherings. I appreciate how each of us is a unique individual who deserves to be valued at every life stage for who we are, not what others think might think we should be. I, myself, am a two-time cancer survivor and have Type 2 diabetes. I am very fortunate in that neither impairs my daily activities. I majored in English and minored in journalism and philosophy at UCLA . Today, I am a magazine writer, blogger, and award-winning travel guide author. Although not formally trained in senior care, I would like to be a companion, taking seniors to doctors' appointments, helping with shopping, light cooking or housework, playing cards, talking -- being a friend. ... more