Hello Kore Life Members, my name is Jennifer and I'm so pleased to join a group focused on the ups and downs of the aging process - I hope to share some of my experiences, as well as lean on the membership to support my journey as a daughter of aging parents.
My parents are in their mid-70's and live in a gated community more than 2 1/2 hours away from me and 4 hours away from my only sibling. While they are still relatively self sufficient, my father is dealing with chronic health issues that impede his ability to safely take care of himself; putting a lot of added stress on my mother.
I also have 3 children spanning from 11 years old to 22, and a full time job; so from a financial and a time standpoint, I'm stretched to near capacity. I have some guilt in feeling I should better support my parents with the reality of their aging, but am not sure how or when to step in.
While they aren't there yet, I anticipate that my parents will not be able to stay in thier current home for too much longer and am starting to explore the many alternate options availalble to them. I look forward to inspiration and learning from other members!