Prepare to Care - Tips for Advance Care Planning

Most people don't have hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars to spare. That's why I've created this blog to share short and insightful advice on moving forward with your Plan Your Story journey. And, as always, feedback is so helpful. Please let me know if there is a specific topic to cover and I'll make it a priority to put on the blog. Email me at

October 25, 2018

Captain Dave's final hours...the benefits of a plan in place in the real world.

August 7, 2018

R.I.C.H. conversations are the cornerstones of life.

Do you have a loved one who's retirement age? Do you know how they want to live and what they would like to experience in their last third of their life? Have you asked?

When you initiate a R.I.C.H. conversation: one filled with respect, integrity, compassion and honor, your relationship will most likely blo...

July 26, 2018

Not talking about the future is a recipe for disaster.

July 18, 2018

Tips on talking to your folks about NOT driving.

July 12, 2018

​​There are no shortages of options in this arena, and I understand how families can be paralyzed by the process. As a culture, we have spent the last 100 years stifling the fact we’re getting older!

June 26, 2018

Odds are you know someone, or you yourself are in an unanticipated caregiving situation and are struggling.

June 19, 2018

How to talk to Dad about the future when he's not a "talker"? Get tips on how to talk to your folks... even Dad!

June 5, 2018

A component of any advance care plan, understanding the basics of the Medicare universe can truly help when a health crisis hits.

May 29, 2018

How to ask for help, even if there is family conflict!

May 23, 2018

8 in 10 adult children want to help their aging folks... but don't know how.

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Chemane Rene', your blogger, 
Gerontology Specialist &
co-founder of Plan Your Story


Chemane is a gerontology specialist with expertise in business development, healthcare and employee engagement

As co-founder of Plan Your Story, she blogs to educate families about decisions we will face at some point.

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