Q&A with Mary Lynn

Financial Decisions or Financial Disaster?

Financial Decisions or Financial Disaster?
"Mom and Dad are making a lot of big financial decisions and I'm nervous that some of the financial consultants they are dealing with may not have their best interests in mind. How can... read more
Published on August 13, 2015.

Mary Lynn Pannen Talks Eldercare on Living Care Radio

Mary Lynn Pannen Talks Eldercare on Living Care Radio
Sound Options Owner, Mary Lynn Pannen was recently interviewed on Living Care Radio, a broadcast that explores all aspects of aging. The host, Darol Tuttle, is a local elderlaw attorney helping families avoid the... read more
Published on April 25, 2013.

Finding a Friend for Dad

Finding a Friend for Dad
Dad just lost his best friend of over 40 years and I think he's really sad. How can I help an 80 year old man find new friends? I've learned over the years that it's... read more
Published on December 16, 2011.

Keeping Dad on the Move

Keeping Dad on the Move
Dad refuses to talk about his declining mobility. He has noticeable knee and joint pain. Is there something that can be done for arthritis if it's caught early? First of all, I'd get the most... read more
Published on December 16, 2011.

Are Mom's Meds Making Her Sick?

Are Mom's Meds Making Her Sick?
"Mom seems to think that all her medications make her sick. I really doubt it and she needs her meds. Would I be out of line to call her physician and discuss my concerns?" If... read more
Published on December 15, 2011.

Dad's Off His Game

Dad's Off His Game
"I just found out that Dad doesn't play golf anymore - I'm worried he's giving up a hobby that he really loves. How can I find out why he's doing this and what can... read more
Published on December 15, 2011.

Difficult Downsizing

Difficult Downsizing
"Mom and Dad are moving to a condo soon. They are having difficulty parting with a lifetime of "stuff." How can I help them let go?" I'm going through the same thing with my Father.... read more
Published on December 15, 2011.

Getting Mom to the Doc

Getting Mom to the Doc
"How can I get my Mom to be willing to go to the doctor? She is very stubborn and rarely even takes an aspirin but I think she may be helped by some arthritis... read more
Published on December 15, 2011.

Getting Rattled

Getting Rattled
"My parents seem to get rattled easy when there is a lot going on. Is this typical of people in their golden years?" Not necessarily. You are going to find all different kinds of... read more
Published on December 15, 2011.

Is Dad Hearing Things?

Is Dad Hearing Things?
"I don't think Dad hears well anymore He seems silent when a group is talking. Could he have a hearing issue or do you think the "room noise" is making it difficult to hear... read more
Published on December 15, 2011.

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