Ruthie Good

Ruthie Good with her mother Mary Miarer

MANSFIELD - On this episode of The Gray Q & A, Mansfield resident Ruthie Good, 71, and her mother, Mary Miarer, 93, discuss how their relationship has changed-- and how it stayed the same-- as they have gotten older. 

Good explains how she knew it was time to start helping manage her mother's finances, and Miarer talks about her desire to live independently as long as possible. 

Though Miarer volunteered at a nursing home until she was 88 years old, she doesn't want to see herself as the one receiving care.  

Resources for older adults and caregivers can be found at The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging. For more information, visit or call (419) 524-4144.

If you are interested in appearing on the Gray Q&A with a loved one to talk about aging and caregiving, email Courtney McNaull at or Noah Jones at

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Staff Reporter

Noah Jones is host to The Open Mic Podcast -- available on Apple Podcasts! He is the crime, education and music reporter for Richland Source. He is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and a giant Cardinals fan.

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