CRANKY OLD LADY 365/6 DAILY POST CHALLENGE

TOPIC 23: WANT JUST THE RIGHT GIFT FOR YOUR AGING PARENTS OR YOUR CHILDREN? Read on

Two Gifts – NYTimes.com.

For those of you who haven’t time to click and read the article here’s the skinny:

  1. Arrange for elderly parents to get the Shingles vaccine.  Expensive and not covered by many insurance companies.  Cranks my cranky soul.
  2. Parents past a certain age are advised to gift their children by tending to Advanced Directives.

I would add to number two:

  1. Make sure someone knows everyone needing to know you are no longer here on earth.  Examples: Your dentist, your various alumni or professional groups,  Social Security, and of course, your Twitter account, your Facebook page and your blogs
  2. Let your family know what kind of service you want.  Remember the service is not for you, but for your family.  I’ve written what I want said.   I don’t want something said about me that will make me not recognize myself–so I have cranked out my eulogy.
  3. Make sure you have a written will.
  4. Make all the necessary arrangements (including payment, particularly if life insurance is fading away to nothing) for your cremation or burial.

STAYING STRONG TIP: See the above.  Cranky Old Lady’s stress level dropped 95% once I did all the above.  Might mean I live a few more years.

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