Many of you will be spending the day with your mothers, or other matriarch friends in celebration of this holiday.
Some of you who have recently lost your mothers will be in mourning, and there are many of us who are still emotionally settling into the reality that our mothers are gone.
I have to be honest, I was not fully prepared for how much I miss my mom and the oddball moments that trigger feelings of loss and emptiness.
Earlier this week, I asked KIRC family members to share some of the ways they planned to celebrate and honor their mothers.
It seems FLOWERS are a common theme in how many of us choose to recognize our mothers. Here is what some of the KIRC family shared:
For others, the day will include visits to grave sites and reconnecting with those who were closest to our mothers.
Sometimes, we discover this day triggers a host of emotions ranging from sadness to determination to gratitude and all sorts of feelings in between.
KIRC would also like to say THANK YOU to all the women who have ever taken on the role of caregiver.
I think about the women who helped me care for my mother over the years and there is a special place in my heart for all of you - Sandra, Maria, Sandy, Cindy, Shari and Cathy: I am forever in your debt!
Finally this Mother’s Day - KIRC would like to leave you with this: a meme cartoon shared by a KIRC member. The image says it all.
Please do not let THIS depict how you and your family treat your mother.
Tuesday May 10, 2022
1:00 PM Pacific
Ask The Elder Law Attorney -Esther Wang, Elder & Disability Law Firm
Hosted by: Inland Caregiver Resource Center
Event description: Esther Wang, Elder Law Attorney with Elder & Disability Law Firm is back to answer all your questions. Get your list of questions ready and register today!
Monday, May 16 2022
5:00 PM Pacific
Virtual Story time Celebrating Older Americans Month
Hosted by: Keeping It REAL Caregiving
Event description: In recognition of Older Americans Month, May 2022 - Keeping It REAL Caregiving is hosting a virtual storytime event. This is your opportunity to share a memorable moment or life lesson learned, thanks to a conversation or interaction with a parent, grandparent or other elder in your life. How can our lives be enhanced by the experiences and wisdom of those who are in the third-third? Let's get together and share!
May is in full swing but that doesn’t mean some of the information attached to other ‘national months’ should be forgotten.
April marked Parkinson’s Awareness Month but as we all know, medical conditions are not limited to just 30 days a year.
The learning curve for those facing Parkinson’s changes as the disease progresses. That's why it is important to educate yourself as much as possible. My mother suffered from Parkinson’s and with each health decline came a new set of care challenges.
This is a good article to help you navigate:
Until next time~