Graham Hookey

Don’t get complacent about your health

Maple Ridge News columnist Graham Hookey writes about parenting, seniors issues and health

As we age: Monitoring health of elderly important

Keep an eye out for diabetes or your lifestyle will pay

As we age: Should you share the wealth?

Estate planning a touchy topic everyone has to face

As we age: We are not richer than we think

We're going to end up working longer to make ends meet

Health-care system in a thousand pieces

For the elderly, or for caregivers trying to support them

Grateful for ignorance, for a moment

Graham Hookey wonders what he would have done differently had he seen his late father's MRI one year earlier.

As we age: Briefly grateful for my ignorance

Lessons learned after Graham Hookey peeks at his father’s medical file

As we age: When life is grand

Young people may not be aware of importance of their presence in the lives of grandparents

Counting the sum of our blessings

My growing hesitation to embrace the benefits of retirement and having full control of my time caught me a bit off-guard.

As We Age: Taking time away from work to care

A weekly column by Graham Hookey who writes on education, parenting and elder care for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News.

Having something to get up for

It is independence that the elderly will generally see as the top priority, and even when their mental health is compromised.

As We Age: Reminders of how fragile life can be

Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows News columnist Graham Hookey writes on education, parenting and eldercare

As We Age: Balance between the law and heart

A column by Graham Hookey who writes on education, parenting and eldercare

AS WE AGE: Alert devises offer family peace of mind

Graham Hookey writes on education, parenting and eldercare (ghookey@yahoo.com).

Stories of family, human challenges 

Graham Hookey writes on education, parenting and eldercare for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News

A sad but necessary reality of flu

Graham Hookey writes on education, parenting and eldercare.

Silently, hypertension doing damage

There’s no simple formula for the cause of high blood pressure, but the two most significant factors are genetics and salt intake.

As we age: ‘Home’ is not same for everyone

Several levels of housing available and does not mean the same thing for everyone

‘Don’t worry about what you can’t control’

It's best just to take one day at a time when you're trying to care for your family

As we age: Anything to support one another

Having a sick, elderly parent can mean big changes