Jennifer A. Jilks

"author: Living & Dying With Dignity"
Author: Living & Dying With Dignity
Helpful votes received on reviews: 64% (16 of 25)
Location: Perth, Ontario CANADA
Anniversary: Aug. 22
Birthday: Dec 26
In My Own Words:
Retired educator, I just co-published a book on Long Term Care. I acted as a caregiver to my parents and wrote about the journey. I keep up to date on senior's issues: health, transportation, housing and nutritional issues. I love to take digital photos and share with family. have 4 blogs, as I reflect on the world around me. www.jilks.com mymuskoka.blogspot.com

Interests
Senior health issues, palliative care, reading, writing, research, music, politics, nature, the environment, digital photography.
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 165,869 - Total Helpful Votes: 16 of 25
When Your Grandparent Dies by Victoria Ryan
When Your Grandparent Dies by Victoria Ryan
4.0 out of 5 stars Helping Kids with Grief, Jan. 23 2013
In my teaching career I looked for many ways to help my students with the grieving process. Picture books worked as well with the older kids than the younger. This book would be excellent, for kids whose parents believe in heaven. Not good for a family of any other group. It refers to it being OK to cry, mixed emotions, but what bothered me was the fact that they typecast grandma as baking cookies and grandpa going fishing in heaven. Truly, this works for rural, stereotypical families, but not ours.When Your Grandparent Dies
Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People by Amy Sedaris
2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Another waste of money, Jan. 21 2011
This book was a terrible waste of money. As a Hospice Volunteer, I was hoping for ideas to use with my clients. I was really upset with this. Disgusting, vulgar, and a total farce on crafting, with ridiculous pictures and useless crafts.
I'm A Big Sister by Joanna Cole
I'm A Big Sister by Joanna Cole
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars big sisters, May 16 2010
This is a lovely little book. My granddaughter just had a baby sister a week ago. She loves the book, a gift from three young ladies who are sisters. I agree that breastfeeding could/should have been mentioned,rather than putting in bottle feeding, but the benefits of the book outweigh this minor issue.

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