Hello there. My name is Alice Kalso. I'd like to introduce you to my book, Elder Care SOS: Facing Hard Choices With Hope, released in August 2021. If you are trading roles with a parent or other loved one, this book is for you. But first a bit about me. I've always been hooked on seniors, and especially Grandmas, although my Grandma stories are limited as both my grandmas died before I was six. But that didn’t stop me from adopting grandmas or at least borrowing them. My father pastored a church in a small town in Indiana. After the Sunday service, I made a beeline for the grandmas, who showered me with love and attention. “You are the most beautiful girl!” they told me. Not quite true but much appreciated. The church was my second home. I gave tours to anyone who would come along. Because seniors had more time, they were my likely candidates. Can you relate? Maybe? You may also have your own grandma stories. As an adult, I published more than 200 articles in newspapers ... Read More about About the Author
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