SOAR Feat 2012

Your Stories of Aging and Caregiving

shadow-walk-8-09We can all learn from each others’ experiences of aging and caregiving. What are some of the challenges that you’ve faced or are dealing with as an elderly person and/or caregiver? What are your major concerns about growing older and/or caregiving? Please feel free to share your stories of aging and caregiving on this website.

Send your stories to:, letting me know how little or much of your story you want to share on the website.



  • “A Rural Caregiver’s Story”: Lorie Kramer of Eufaula, OK shares her story of the challenges she faced trying to find caregiving support for her mother. She’s also happy to learn about AARP’s online caregiving resources, particularly their Decide.Create.Share Initiative that encourages Boomer women to start thinking about and planning for their own long-term care needs.


  • “Dedicated Caregiver: ‘The Elderly Are My Strength & My Wisdom’”: Debora Freeman of Tillatoba, MS is a dedicated in-home caregiver for the elderly. She loves caring for the elderly because they are her strength  & her wisdom. Mom was lucky enough to have loving and dedicated caregivers like Debra. Many thanks to her and other caregivers whose work enables seniors to stay in their homes.






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