37 min

Being a Caregiver for Aging Parents Blueprint Breakers

    • Society & Culture

Whether you are in the midst of caring for a parent(s) or are not yet in that season of life, this conversation is crucial for you! Knowledge is power and preparation is key! This week's guest, Jeanette Leardi, Social Gerontologist and Educator brings her real life and professional experience to the table as we discuss important considerations. Jam-packed with tactical suggestions, along with suggestions for navigating the mental and emotional wellness of the caregiver, Jeanette generously provides numerous resources to ensure we have all the tools we need. Access list of valuable resources on Aging and Caregiving HERE. 



About Jeanette Leardi 

Jeanette Leardi is a social gerontologist, community educator, writer, editor, public speaker, and aging wellness leader who has a passion for older adult empowerment and finds special personal fulfillment helping Boomers and older generations identify and share their wisdom with others. 

Her decade of experiences as the primary caregiver to both of her parents inspired her encore career goals of changing perceptions about the aging process and helping people appreciate elders’ inherent dignity, wisdom, and unique value as mentors and catalysts for social change. 

She accomplishes this through her publications and successful presentations and classes in  journaling, spiritual writing, memoir writing, brain fitness, health literacy, ageism, intergenerational communication, creativity, and caregiver support to people of all ages. J

eanette’s publishing experiences include positions at Newsweek, Life, People, Condé Nast Traveler, and Sesame Street magazines and The Charlotte Observer. She has a master’s degree with honors in English from Rutgers University and a graduate certificate in gerontology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 

About Amy A. Palmer 

As host and facilitator for The Modern Elderwoman podcast, Amy A. Palmer is dedicated to expanding and amplifying the voices of women over 45 who are living a “non-traditional” lifestyle (aka Blueprint Breakers!). After a lifelong struggle with feeling “outside” the societal norm and longing to live up to perceived expectations, Amy has found peace, acceptance and joy as she embarks on the Third Age of her life. Amy is originally from upstate New York, and currently considers herself nomadic with home bases in New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, and California.  She left her successful corporate career early in 2022 and currently is freelancing as an Executive Contractor and sales specialist.  Amy has a vast network of friends and colleagues with whom she enjoys travel and adventures and a close family including six niblings, the loves of her life! 

Contact Amy at: amy@amyapalmer.com 

Amy's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amyapalmer1/ 

Please join us in our Modern Elderwoman Facebook Group and be part of the conversation!


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Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/amy-a-palmer/message

Whether you are in the midst of caring for a parent(s) or are not yet in that season of life, this conversation is crucial for you! Knowledge is power and preparation is key! This week's guest, Jeanette Leardi, Social Gerontologist and Educator brings her real life and professional experience to the table as we discuss important considerations. Jam-packed with tactical suggestions, along with suggestions for navigating the mental and emotional wellness of the caregiver, Jeanette generously provides numerous resources to ensure we have all the tools we need. Access list of valuable resources on Aging and Caregiving HERE. 



About Jeanette Leardi 

Jeanette Leardi is a social gerontologist, community educator, writer, editor, public speaker, and aging wellness leader who has a passion for older adult empowerment and finds special personal fulfillment helping Boomers and older generations identify and share their wisdom with others. 

Her decade of experiences as the primary caregiver to both of her parents inspired her encore career goals of changing perceptions about the aging process and helping people appreciate elders’ inherent dignity, wisdom, and unique value as mentors and catalysts for social change. 

She accomplishes this through her publications and successful presentations and classes in  journaling, spiritual writing, memoir writing, brain fitness, health literacy, ageism, intergenerational communication, creativity, and caregiver support to people of all ages. J

eanette’s publishing experiences include positions at Newsweek, Life, People, Condé Nast Traveler, and Sesame Street magazines and The Charlotte Observer. She has a master’s degree with honors in English from Rutgers University and a graduate certificate in gerontology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 

About Amy A. Palmer 

As host and facilitator for The Modern Elderwoman podcast, Amy A. Palmer is dedicated to expanding and amplifying the voices of women over 45 who are living a “non-traditional” lifestyle (aka Blueprint Breakers!). After a lifelong struggle with feeling “outside” the societal norm and longing to live up to perceived expectations, Amy has found peace, acceptance and joy as she embarks on the Third Age of her life. Amy is originally from upstate New York, and currently considers herself nomadic with home bases in New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, and California.  She left her successful corporate career early in 2022 and currently is freelancing as an Executive Contractor and sales specialist.  Amy has a vast network of friends and colleagues with whom she enjoys travel and adventures and a close family including six niblings, the loves of her life! 

Contact Amy at: amy@amyapalmer.com 

Amy's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amyapalmer1/ 

Please join us in our Modern Elderwoman Facebook Group and be part of the conversation!


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Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/amy-a-palmer/message

37 min

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