News flash: We will not live forever. Neither will our parents. Accidents, illness, disease – such as breast cancer – and the inevitable aging process guarantee this. (And no parent should have to outlive their children, but do we really need to see it in a Superbowl commercial?)
To care for our aging parents, we need to be comfortable with medical and legal jargon that baffles many caregivers, understand the medical and long term care insurance business, have a supportive family, a sympathetic boss, and the financial resources to pay for quality care. Right? Even if we have some or all of those elements in place, we will struggle.
No one knows this better than Jayne Van Zile who has given care to both of her aging parents and her daughter after a serious car accident during high school – all while juggling a successful sales career.
Fueled by her passion for helping people, plus her personal caregiving experience Jayne Van Zile launched JVZ Strategies in 2012 to help women – and men – strategize for the long-term.
“The idea of longevity,” says Jayne during our interview, “is that we are going to live a long life that can be rewarding and full if we plan and if we’re willing to embrace change.”
You can read Jayne’s story in today’s “Women to Watch” column in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle ROCLiving Section and online.
The Rochester women you read about as “Women to Watch” make a significant contribution in their workplace, volunteer with community service organizations to make a difference in the lives of others, and have an interesting story to share. Often these women have overcome an important challenge in their lives that other women can relate to or learn from. If you want to nominate a women to watch, check out my post: Do you know any Rochester Women to Watch? to learn more.
Interested in who’s been profiled in the past? You can check out my Woman to Watch Pinterest board.
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