FROM THE EDITOR'S PEN
/ Written In Ink
I just got off the air with Dr. Merle Griff.
Merle is the founder of SarahCare Adult Day Centers
and was the chairperson of the NADSA (National Adult
Day Services Association) when I joined their
trustee board. She also has a radio show which airs
on WHBC radio and graciously invited me to speak to
her audience. It was actually Merle’s last
words on this particular show which caught my
attention. She said “As you take out your calendar
to schedule your loved one’s doctor’s appointments,
take out a pen and also schedule some time for
yourself.” Merle’s point was to schedule it in
pen to make sure that it is more difficult to erase
from the schedule.
This reminded me of the time that the executive
director of my grandfather’s adult day center
finally got my Mom to take a break. She told Mom to
go to the beach, spread out a towel and enjoy
herself for the day. Well, other than being on the
cell phone constantly to the adult day center to see
how Gramp was doing, Mom did just fine in her first
Now it’s your turn. Take out your calendar and
turn the pages to January 2011. Mark off Jan 3-8th
as the days you will be joining us at the first
Fearless Caregiver at Sea. Partnering with the
good folks at Caregiver Cruises, we will present the
lessons, camaraderie and support of a Fearless
Caregiver Conference, mixed with the rest and
relaxation you will find during a five day cruise.
Oh, by the way, make sure you schedule it in pen.
This is one appointment you won’t want to miss.