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My vision for Hey, Boomer™ is to build a safe place where people come to learn, to grow, to be inspired, while also making the world a better place for themselves and for future generations.

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Balancing Act: Caregiving Thru Hospitalizations, Rehab, and Recovery

Wendy - Hey, BoomerI have been a Caregiver for my husband for the last ten years for a variety of procedures and surgeries ranging from shoulder replacements, cataracts, and heart surgery to prostrate…

Wendy - Hey, BoomerI…

Wendy - Hey, BoomerI have been a Caregiver for my husband for the last ten years for a variety of procedures and surgeries ranging from shoulder replacements, cataracts, and heart surgery to prostrate and cardiovascular procedures. All these medical interventions came with a variety of inconveniences that were manageable by my husband or needed a moderate degree of assistance from me. Radical Turn My caregiving experience took a radical turn when my husband underwent heart surgery for the second time. He needed to have one heart valve replaced and two valves repaired. What was supposed t…

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Goodbye Dad: Lessons in Love, Care and Connection

Season 7: Episode 175Episode OverviewIn this heartwarming and insightful episode of Hey, Boomer!, host Wendy Green is joined by Rob Schwartz, the son of Morrie Schwartz, to unpack the emotional journe…

Season 7: Episode 17…

Season 7: Episode 175Episode OverviewIn this heartwarming and insightful episode of Hey, Boomer!, host Wendy Green is joined by Rob Schwartz, the son of Morrie Schwartz, to unpack the emotional journey of caregiving for an ailing father. This conversation takes us through the mountains of challenges and valleys of tender moments that come with caring for a family member in their final months. From discussing the practical aspects of daily care assistance to the philosophies that define our connections beyond life, Wendy and Rob delve into stories and experiences that many of us will find both …

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Reflecting on Caregiving: Lessons Learned

Wendy - Hey, BoomerI had the opportunity and good fortune to be able to listen to the podcast of Dr. Terri Pease last week re: her journey of Moving from being a care partner with her husband sufferin…

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Wendy - Hey, BoomerI had the opportunity and good fortune to be able to listen to the podcast of Dr. Terri Pease last week re: her journey of Moving from being a care partner with her husband suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, to the roll of Caregiver.  This particular subject caught my attention as soon as I saw the title as I had walked the same road over the last few years, though my wife, now deceased, suffered from a different disease. Dr. Pease gives so much great advice about the stages and steps you can take but none more important than to sit down and talk with each other about…

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The Reluctant Caregiver

Wendy - Hey, Boomer This is the first in a series of guest blogs, written by caregivers with different perspectives and different experiences. I am thankful to all who chose to submit a story and to a…

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Wendy - Hey, Boomer This is the first in a series of guest blogs, written by caregivers with different perspectives and different experiences. I am thankful to all who chose to submit a story and to all who have lived these experiences. I didn’t want to be a Caregiver – and I still don’t.  I also never expected to be a Caregiver, not in this way, not at this point in my life.  But for the last four years, I’ve been filling that role for my aunt, whose health deteriorated rapidly just at the start of the pandemic.  Because she never married or had children, the responsibility fel…

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Who Will Take Care of me When I'm Old?

Season 7; Episode 174Episode OverviewIn this episode we're diving deep into a question that's on the minds of many: "Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old?" If we live long enough, we will all be solo…

Season 7; Episode 17…

Season 7; Episode 174Episode OverviewIn this episode we're diving deep into a question that's on the minds of many: "Who Will Take Care of Me When I'm Old?" If we live long enough, we will all be solo agers. How we prepare for our later years can make all the difference.It's not just about medical planning; it's about social engagement, maintaining robust relationships, and taking a clear-eyed look at our futures. We're here to bring some light and practical wisdom to the conversation. Joining the podcast today is the renowned author and expert on solo aging, caregiving, and adult living, Joy …

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