Barbara Gregg (Street Articles Author)
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My passion comes from my experience. I turned 50 last July and most of my family and friends are on the north side of the pendulum. Issues are different, aging is a process than truly needs a plan. Ideas get energy behind them and the idea of aging with family needs a positive spin.

I have been a Realtor, build, developer for almost twenty years now. The Granny Flatz idea came from being involved and helping friends, parents and siblings going through the planning process looking for a way to live economically with proximity to family and still privacy. The only system/home/choice was a 275 sq foot hospital room, that didn't work for anyone I know. If you want options and choices my hope is that you find it here with Granny Flatz.

My website www.grannyflatz.com My email GrannyFlatzBarb@gmail.com

I look forward to serving you in the future.

Life Choices With Parents
When we look at aging loved ones as a blessing versus a burden, an opportunity versus an obligation, a choice and not a chore we are moving toward happiness. Doing the right things, making sacrifices, keeping our head and heart clear of negative, then we get closer to happiness. Aging…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Elder Care   Jun 24, 2013  
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Ghosts And Roasts And Circumstances; When Mom Says No
My father will be 86 in August and although not amazingly healthy physically, he is smarter than 99% of everyone I know. I like to think he will live forever but even JC moved on. I decided to have “the talk” with Mom. “Mom”, I say, “ Pop probably will…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Baby Boomer   Jun 18, 2013  
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I Hope When I'm 85
I hope when I’m 85, my heart feels love and joy and peace and a sense that my years are on earth were worth it, that I contributed, that I made a difference. I hope when I’m 85 I have a nice little swing, under a pergola, to sit and…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Baby Boomer   Jun 17, 2013  
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For the Love Of Grandma
All elderly individuals would eventually need support and small pensions were a less expensive solution. The early poorhouses, referred to as almshouses, were a symbol of failure and despair. In the 1930’s, policy makers barred any almshouse resident from receiving a pension however individuals who lived in privately funded institutions…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Elder Care   Jun 14, 2013  
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The Why Of the Extended Home And Family
We need better long term aging alternatives. The big "cost saving" push being felt from Government and long term health providers is Aging In Place. I suggest another alternative..aging parents are brought back into the family, integrated, a part of daily life, an essential part of daily life. I suggest…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Baby Boomer   Jun 14, 2013  
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And What's Mom's Choice?
One of my favorite clients, a very powerful and rich woman, once confided in me that having children was one of her biggest regrets in life. Short of this, I believe people would prefer to be with family. I believe love conquers all, I believe that being a part of…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Baby Boomer   Jun 14, 2013  
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Rambling Thoughts Of A (part Time) Genius
Some days I have pedestrian thoughts. My genius I’ve decided is a part-timer or has other gigs. Life within my genius is passionate, exhilarating, inspired and emotional. Life in my pedestrian world is boring, with my thoughts primarily being petty, dark and kinda mean. Socrates says “The unexamined life is…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Baby Boomer   Jun 14, 2013  
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A Case for Grandma
With longer lifespans and shorter balance sheets, we need a plan. When policy makers negotiated the New Deal fresh out of the Depression it was thought that rather than having elders in the almshouse (poorhouse) they could pay everybody a small chunk of money and save money in the long…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Baby Boomer   Jun 14, 2013  
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The Home And the (extended) Family
Many do not consider institutional living as the ideal for ourselves, parents or grandparents. Happier people are healthier people so perhaps many of the health issues that face people today might disappear when they are integrated into family, when they feel useful and included. There comes a time when medical…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Baby Boomer   Jun 11, 2013  
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Forgiving Mom
O n the journey, the life journey that helps us to evaluate and plan for our older loved ones, we must begin at the beginning, we must clear our head to find our heart. There’s never been a perfect parent or a perfect kid, (true story-the Cleavers were fiction). Bank…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Baby Boomer   Jun 11, 2013  
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