Imagine; having someone reminding MOM to take her medication, recall a Doctor's appointment, Call outside for assistance at the correct command. What could possibly be better than a companion that is never tired, irritated, short tempered or abusive to handle every question, no matter how many times it needs repeating. [It] could remind you of grand children's birthday's, cards and gifts to find... Friends that need calling.
So, Who can Help Guide you?
There are some really great resources out there. I was in contact with Dr. James Watzke, a gerontologist and Christine Flegal, a gerontologist in the Living Laboratory at the B.C. Institute of Technology who have assembled a Guide both for you as the aging Boomer but for you to initiate the conversations with Mom and Dad while you are home over the holidays.
BCIT's Mobility Now You're Going Places Program, Christine Flegal/BCIT Funding for the BCIT Mobility project was provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada, BCIT, in collaboration with Weber Shandwick Worldwide.