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feel better and your mom feel better, if you really understand the underpinnings of her desires." Metchik notes that many retirement homes will take people on a trial basis. "Try it for two weeks or a month. It's like a vacation," she'll tell seniors. "If you don't like it, nothing ven- tured, nothing gained." Seniors whose stereotypes of retirement homes are based on what their parents' gen- eration endured may be surprised at the wide range of customer-oriented options available today. They may soon grow accustomed to having others take care of meals and house- keeping, freeing them up to engage with a built-in social group of seniors just as men- tally active as they are. But this is not to suggest that moving is necessarily the best option. As senior advo- cates repeatedly emphasize, every situation is different. Michael Abend, owner of Extended Fam - ily of Wayland, gave a talk at the Wellesley Council on Aging last year titled "Keeping the Kids at Bay: How to Get Your Adult Children Off your Back and at Your Side." "Half the battle is reducing the worrying in your kids," Abend says, whose firm coor- dinates a wide array of home services for seniors. Driving is a typical sore point. Perhaps all children need is assurance that their parents aren't taking unnecessary risks. Abend advises seniors, for example, to reschedule a doctor's 85 s p r i n g 2 0 1 5 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e

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