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A light-hearted podcast hosted by Isabel Tom, author, speaker, and forever grandchild. This podcast is an offshoot of Isabel's book The Value of Wrinkle: A Young Perspective on How Loving the Old Will Change Your Life.

Come explore how to love the older generation (and ourselves more).

The Value of Wrinkles Isabel

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

A light-hearted podcast hosted by Isabel Tom, author, speaker, and forever grandchild. This podcast is an offshoot of Isabel's book The Value of Wrinkle: A Young Perspective on How Loving the Old Will Change Your Life.

Come explore how to love the older generation (and ourselves more).

    Ep 67: How the Grandkid Investigator Kit is Supporting Nonprofits

    Ep 67: How the Grandkid Investigator Kit is Supporting Nonprofits

    The Grandkid Investigator Kit is the perfect gift for grandparents and grandchildren alike! Today I'm sharing how this intergenerational activity is being used to help grandkids connect with their grandparents in a simple and FUN way!
    Learn what The Value of Wrinkles is doing to support nonprofits and how you bring more GOOD into the world through buying the Grandkid Investigator Kit. I'm also sharing the special perks for those who purchase the kit from Feb 1-9th!

    Highlights

    What I'm doing to support a nonprofit this month 
    If you purchase the kit between Feb 1-9th, you'll be invited to a special LIVE Zoom session for a Q+A so you can get help using kit right away!
    30% of sales between Feb 1-9 will be donated to the Caregiving Support Network! 
    What does the Caregiving Support Network do and why did I choose them?

    Resources Mentioned

    Faith Community Monthly Meetups - Join with other Christians/ministry leaders who want to support caregivers/older adults in their congregations. Register at https://www.valueofwrinkles.com/churchworkshops.


    Link to my interview on Good Morning Washington where I got to talk about the Grandkid Investigator Kit!
    Buy the Grandkid Investigator Kit and support the Caregiving Support Network too!

    Learn about the Caregiving Support Network.


    Let's connect    sign up for my newsletter  |  find me on instagram  |  check out my facebook page |  contact meLooking for more?    grab my book The Value of Wrinkles  |  explore the store


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    Ep 66: Why You Should Visit Your Parents In January

    Ep 66: Why You Should Visit Your Parents In January

    You may visit your parent/grandparents during the holidays, but here's why visiting in January matters!

    Website: valueofwrinkles.com
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    Instagram: @isabelctom

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    BONUS: Welcome to 2024!

    BONUS: Welcome to 2024!

    It's been a few months since the last episode. That's because I've been working behind the scenes on some exciting projects.

    Follow along and let's connect in 2024!


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    Ep 65: The Passage Pastors Need to Share About Grandparents

    Ep 65: The Passage Pastors Need to Share About Grandparents

    Today I'm breaking out the Bible and using the Discovery Bible Method to break down 1 Timothy 5:4 and why it's important to share particularly with youth groups/teens/young adults. If you're a pastor, preacher, youth pastor or ministry leader, listen to this episode to hear what the Bible instructs us to do in regard to grandparents.



    Shownotes available at ⁠valuefowrinkles.com/listen⁠.

    Resources mentioned:


    Grand Monday Nights - YouTube (Subscribe, LIKE and Share these videos!)



    Intro done by Barb Lorenz, Host of Grand Monday Nights with The Legacy


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    Ep 64: Resources for Celebrating Grandparents Day in Your Church

    Ep 64: Resources for Celebrating Grandparents Day in Your Church

    In this episode, we'll explore meaningful ways to honor and celebrate Grandparents Day within your faith community. In this episode, Isabel will guide you through three simple steps you can use to create a special and heartwarming Grandparents Day celebration that truly shows your appreciation for the older generation. Prayer and gift ideas included!



    Highlights: 


    We'll talk about the topic of celebrating Grandparents Day in faith communities.
    The lack of focus on honoring grandparents' in churches.
    The growing importance of honoring grandparents due to increased life expectancy.
    Get three simple steps on how to celebrate grandparents in your church.



    Resources mentioned:


    Episode 63: How to Deal with Parents Who are Really Difficult?


    Read 1 Timothy 5:4.
    Two gift ideas for grandparents - https://www.valueofwrinkles.com/store



    Shownotes available at ⁠⁠⁠valuefowrinkles.com/listen⁠⁠⁠.

    Intro by: Bobbie Kogok, grandmother, illustrator/author of Rocky the Christmas Owl and more, ⁠bkpenandpaint.com⁠.

    Book: ⁠⁠⁠The Value of Wrinkles ⁠⁠⁠

    Sign up for my newsletter: ⁠⁠⁠⁠valueofwrinkles.com/signup⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Instagram: @isabelctom 


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    Ep 63 (Q+A) How Do you Deal With Parents Who are Really Difficult?

    Ep 63 (Q+A) How Do you Deal With Parents Who are Really Difficult?

    How do deal with aging parents who are difficult, challenging, sometimes stubborn and resistant? Dealing with elderly family members who are difficult can leave you as an adult child or grandchild stressed and frustrated. Listen to today's episode to get three tips on how to care for "difficult" family members.



    Highlights: 


    3 things to remember when you have "difficult parents"
    Not think of them as a "difficult person"
    It will take longer and more energy to care for someone who is challenging. The video I have below will help.



    Resources mentioned:


    The Silver Post (intro done by the founder) The Silver Post coupon code for $5 off the annual subscription - Go to https://www.hello.thesilverpost.com/ and use this code on an annual subscription. This is a super fun and easy way to connect with family especially if you're busy.  
    Podcast episode from Montgomery Hospice Center for Learning, "Working with Challenging Families" with social worker Lisa Frank


    FREE video from the Prepare to Care course. Show this video to your aging parents/older loved ones - ⁠valueofwrinkles.com/talk⁠ (also available in Mandarin now!)



    Shownotes available at ⁠⁠valuefowrinkles.com/listen⁠⁠.

    Intro by: Carolyn Dalle-Molle, Co-founder of The Silver Post

    Book: ⁠⁠The Value of Wrinkles ⁠⁠

    Sign up for my newsletter: ⁠⁠⁠valueofwrinkles.com/signup⁠⁠⁠

    Instagram: @isabelctom 


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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Winnie 307 ,

Love listening!

Enjoy listening to many of these!

Bjulie1028 ,

Valuable and Practical

What a valuable and practical resource about caring and learning from our older generation. Isabel’s show include actionable advices on ways to show love & care for our aging loved ones. It is also sprinkled with personal anecdotes from her childhood which really contextualizes themes from the show. I have made my way through a few episodes and can’t wait to listen to the rest!

JML-ATL ,

Unique and important podcast

The content Isabel shares in this podcast is so valuable. We are starved for ways to learn how to love and engage our older generation and she gives us practical ways on how to do this. I love listening to her voice!

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