Thanks for subscribing! Please check your email for further instructions.
by Harris N. “Hershey” Rosen – author, Why? Because I Love You
We’ve probably talked about our health status more than ever in 2020 and 2021. We’ve reviewed in our own minds if we might be considered “high risk” in this time of COVID-19. Do we have asthma, high blood pressure, how overweight are we, do we have – or have we had – pneumonia, did we smoke? What about our spouse? We’ve made mental notes of all these things. But – have we written it down? Will we be around if this information is needed – and needed quickly?
Could we rattle out – accurately – what medications we’re on – and what diseases we’ve had, and when? If you’ve ever had the services of a visiting nurse or home health aide you know how organized they are. They come in armed with notebooks and tabs – just for one person. We could take a bit of advice from them watching how they organized our medical information.
Useful information to gather, put in one place, or make a copy of and keep it in one spot you or your loved ones can easily access:
I like to use a presentation folder with clear pockets – and here are some tips on how to store the data:
How’s your book coming along?
This is just a start! You’ll decide what format is best for you – if you have any tips, share them with us and we’ll share them here with you, too.
In the meantime, I hope you’ll order my book and enjoy reading about this topic and many others,, too!
You can read all my columns, here: https://rinewstoday.com/hershey-rosen/
Harris “Hershey” Rosen, is the author of WHY? Because I Love You, a book that says it like it is – “What you need to know when I die”. His book details methods to organize your important personal and family information for those who are left behind.
A graduate of Harvard, Hershey Rosen has focused on controlling chaos since 1954. He was a Financial Control Officer in the U.S. Army, where he received a Letter of Commendation for improvement to its worldwide accounting system. Next, on to satisfying everyone’s sweet tooth, he ran a candy company for 40 years, developing a system for locating ANY item housed in five factories, covering 600,000 square feet.
Following “retirement,” Hershey went on to become a mediator and settled over 200 disputes for the state of Rhode Island and The Community Mediation Center of Rhode Island. He was also asked to team-teach management courses at the University of Rhode Island, where he enthusiastically challenged the text book with real-life experiences, to the delight and edification of the students.
Always passionate about assisting others, Hershey has been a director or trustee of numerous boards and organizations. He has written Creating A Guide So Your Loved Ones Can Go On Living! to help others protect their spouses (and families) from the intense stress that will occur if one does not share financial information and knowledge critical to a functioning home. He then wrote My Family Record Book, expanding on the information in his first book, and finally, in 2020, WHY? Because I Love You was published.
Hershey, who lives in Providence, Rhode Island, can now relax (ha!) with his beloved wife, Myrna, and enjoy visits with their combined five children and ten grandchildren.
“WHY? Because I Love You” – available here: https://amzn.to/32iXJqq