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Liz O'Donnell

Liz is the founder of Working Daughter, a thriving community for women balancing eldercare, career, and more. A former family caregiver, she is a recognized expert on working while caregiving and has written on the topic for The Atlantic, Forbes, TIME, WBUR and PBS’ Next Avenue. Her book, Working Daughter: A Guide to Caring for Your Aging Parents While Earning A Living, will be published in August 2019.

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December “Senior Sense”: Happy Hybrid Holidays!

The “most wonderful time of the year” can be challenging, even under the best of circumstances....

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November “Senior Sense”: Alzheimer's Awareness Month: Find Caregiver Education and Support

People often say they will never forget something – a person, a feeling, a moment, a day. One of...

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October “Senior Sense”: Caring With Siblings: How to Make It Work

I was having dinner with my children after spending the day setting up my mother’s new assisted...

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September “Senior Sense”: How to make decisions when you are dealing with uncertainty

As summer winds down and COVID cases rise, many of us, likely most of us, are anxious about what’s...

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August “Senior Sense”: Where to Begin When You Know Your Parents Need Care

If you only knew part of my caregiving story, the part about both of my parents getting diagnosed...

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July “Senior Sense”: Tackling Tough Topics As A Family Caregiver

There came a time in my adult life when I had to ask my stubborn, authoritarian father to heed my...

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June “Senior Sense”: Balancing Caregiving and a Return to Work

With more than 36 percent of the country vaccinated against COVID-19, and the CDC loosening the...

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May “Senior Sense”: What the Biden Infrastructure Plan Means for Caregivers

“For too long, caregivers — who are disproportionately women, and women of color, and immigrants —...

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April “Senior Sense”: When Caregiver Guilt Hits, Choose Differently

At first my father lived a few miles down the road, in an assisted living apartment. He was mostly...

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March “Senior Sense”: Caring for a parent who couldn’t care for you

There’s a common response you often hear when you tell people that you are caring for an aging...

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February “Senior Sense”: Choosing Your Battles As a Caregiver

As my parents aged, I was the daughter who stepped up to have difficult conversations with them. I...

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January “Senior Sense”: New Year New You?

While the celebrations this New Year’s Eve will be tempered, the feelings as the clock heralds 2021...

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