Elder E-Letter May 2014 Headed for Caregiver Burnout? While caring for a loved one can be a fulfilling honor, it can lead to physical and emotional


Elder E-Letter May 2014


Headed for Caregiver Burnout?

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While caring for a loved one can be a fulfilling honor, it can lead to physical and emotional distress for the caregiver. Commonly, people who shoulder the responsibility of meeting someone else’s needs tend to neglect their own. This can lead to caregiver burnout.

Read more and take a quiz to find out your caregiver burnout index.

Book Recommendation—Senior Writing: A Brief Guide for Seniors Who Want to Write

I encourage everyone to read Senior Writing: A Brief Guide for Seniors Who Want to Write. Marlys Marshall Styne’s guide makes writing easy and enjoyable for those who want to share their valuable experiences with their posterity.

This book is actually for every generation. Seniors, though, need to realize that now is the time to record their treasured heirlooms in written form, so they can preserve their memories, values, dreams, and accomplishments. Numerous readers have praised this book, saying it got them started, pushed them beyond writer's block, and delivered them amazing results.

For more details…

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May 6 Carol talked estate planning —@ University of Texas Health Science Center

May 23 Carol delivered a Guardianship seminar—@ Brady Green

May 26 The Law Offices of Carol Bertsch observed Memorial Day

Coming Up

June 6 Carol presents guardianships to the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)—@ The Omni Colonnade

June 20 Carol volunteers legal counsel to veterans —@ The Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital

Senior of the Month: Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman-May Newsletter

Morgan Freeman was born June 1, 1937, in Memphis, Tennessee. Although he loved acting, Freeman joined the air force after high school to become a fighter pilot. He later realized it wasn't what he'd wanted. "I had this very clear epiphany," he told AARP Magazine. "You are not in love with this—you are in love with the idea of this."

In 1959, Freeman left the Air Force and tried his fortunes out West, moving to Hollywood to see if he could make it as an actor. It wasn't an easy life. He took acting classes and struggled to find work. After years of small parts and limited success, he began to land big roles and win critical and popular acclaim. Freeman is now one of Hollywood’s most respected actors and has appeared in films, such as: Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption, Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven, and Batman Begins.

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