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The Good Retirement Guide 2013, 27th Edition by Frances Kay

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Chapter Fifteen

Caring for elderly parents

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory. FRANKLIN PIERCE ADAMS, JOURNALIST

An extract from a local newsletter, written by a resident:

Tips for growing older gracefully include not losing touch with friends, even if email is the best way of staying in contact. Should you lose friends, don’t be afraid of making new ones, even if they are all younger than you. You should not rely on your family to do everything. Be a good neighbour – it is so important. Don’t be too dependent on the TV, it’s a fantasy world. Try not to be too grumpy, though it often is tempting. Read everything you can; stimulating the brain keeps the body alive. Don’t be afraid of computers – they are easily ...

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