• Dina Young

Entertaining Our Loved Ones

I think I'm digging writing these blogs, and most definitely gives Nick a break.

Just last week I was checking in on an estate, and was speaking to one of the daughter's whose mother is in assisted living. It broke my heart to know that the facility restricted visitors, and the mother recently lost her sight. The daughter spent a great deal of time on the phone reading her mom a book. I felt helpless, truly helpless - and certainly heartbroken.

It reminded me of the time when I was taking care of my father who was just told he would need to be on dialysis. His words "I would rather die, than go through dialysis" (he stuck it out for 5 years before his body gave out). My heart broke with his words, so I was quickly finding ways to make his time on the machine be more "enjoyable"... so I went out and bought him an iPad, loaded up all the local news links with icons, put him on Facebook (very interesting experience by the way), and got his email up and running. He loved it! It required hours of teaching him how to use it with a lot of required patience, but he did it.

If my father was alive today, I would have certainly bought him an Amazon Audible Gift Membership which I only learned about today (where have I been??!!). This was my AHA! moment and wanted to share this resource.

So, in reading with all that Amazon has to offer that can be bundled in entertaining our loved ones:

Amazon Prime 30-day Free Trial

(includes "borrow" Kindle (I'm not too sure on what that entails), streaming movies, and 2-day shipping)

Amazon Prime Student 6-month Trial

To sign up for and use Prime Student, you must (1) have an Amazon.com account, (2) be a college student actively enrolled in at least one course at a college geographically located in one of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico, (3) be able to provide proof of enrollment upon request and (4) have a valid e-mail address that contains the domain suffix .edu

Wishing everyone the best out there, can't wait to share our experiences and life's lessons during this time!