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I’m here for you.

These four words sum up the thousands of people with a ParentFile that are making the most of their time and relationship with their parents as they get older (and feeling pretty good about themselves as a son/daughter as well!).

Being there for your parents as they get older is hard on a lot of levels…
but so worth it.

Everyone’s parents are going to need help at some point, even if we don’t know when.

It could be at age 70, it could be years from now, it could next Tuesday, we just don’t know. So we created the “What-to-Expect-as-They-Age Library” to help you be prepared, take the right steps at the right times, and be the good son/daughter you were meant to be.

Your parents are getting older faster than you think, your best move is to be proactive, not reactive.

Too many times our generation gets involved only when something bad happens, so we created ways to get proactive, a win-win for everyone on so many levels.

The love and memories from this stage of your relationship with your parents are deeper and even more meaningful.

We may not spend as much time with our parents as we did when they were raising us, but when we put forth the effort to make meaningful moments and experiences happen at this stage of our lives, the impact on our relationship is 100x as memorable and impactful.

Seeing your parents get older is really hard, but the feeling of knowing you were there for them as they got older is absolutely priceless.

There are times you’ll laugh. There are times you’ll want to cry. But the feeling of knowing you were there for your parents as they got older is absolutely priceless and will be a positive memory that stays with you for the rest of your life. So we decided to start a company that could help all of us…and that’s why we started ParentFile.

Being there for your parents as they get older is hard on a lot of levels…but so worth it.

Everyone’s parents are going to need help at some point, even if we don’t know when.

It could be at age 70, it could be years from now, it could next Tuesday, we just don’t know. So we created the “What-to-Expect-as-They-Age Library” to help you be prepared, take the right steps at the right times, and be the good son/daughter you were meant to be.

Your parents are getting older faster than you think, your best move is to be proactive, not reactive.

Too many times our generation gets involved only when something bad happens, so we created ways to get proactive, a win-win for everyone on so many levels.

The love and memories from this stage of your relationship with your parents are deeper and even more meaningful.

We may not spend as much time with our parents as we did when they were raising us, but when we put forth the effort to make meaningful moments and experiences happen at this stage of our lives, the impact on our relationship is 100x as memorable and impactful.

Seeing your parents get older is really hard, but the feeling of knowing you were there for them as they got older is absolutely priceless.

There are times you’ll laugh. There are times you’ll want to cry. But the feeling of knowing you were there for your parents as they got older is absolutely priceless and will be a positive memory that stays with you for the rest of your life. So we decided to start a company that could help all of us…and that’s why we started ParentFile.

I’m here for you.

“78% of adults living in the community and in need of long-term care depend on family and friends as their only source of help.”
– Thompson, L. Long-term care: support for family caregivers.

On January 23, 2018, the President signed into law the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage Family Caregivers Act, also known as the RAISE Family Caregivers Act, recognizing the incredible need our generation has for more awareness and resources to help to support our aging parents.

“Most adults who have helped an aging parent see it as rewarding…among those who have helped their parents in a matter of ways – 88% say it’s rewarding. “
– Pew Research Survey

Here’s Our Story…as Told by Our Founder, Jonathan Aspatore

In 2013, my Dad gave me a piece of paper with “the names you’ll need when something happens to me.”
It was a significant moment that really “woke me up” to the fact that my parents were getting older (faster than I thought – were they 70 now???) . Why did I need the name of his doctors, lawyers, financial advisor….and his neighbor in case of an emergency?

 

In 2014, I took my Mom and Dad to see the Wimbledon tennis tournament.
This was something that would have never happened if I hadn’t been “woken up” to the fact that they were getting older quicker than I realized. And might I add this is hands down my best memory ever with my parents and we still talk about it multiple times a year even five years later.  Being with my parents24/7again, 30 years later, also really opened my eyes to what they were now going through at this stage of their life – from getting up stairs, to medicines taken at the right times, to their energy levels, it really opened my eyes that I needed to better understand what they were going through at this stage of their lives.

 

In 2015, I started a company called WonderDads.
My own kids were 7 and 8, and I was looking for ways to be a better Dad. While spending so much time obsessing over this, I realized I was neglecting my own parents in the interim, and struggling on both fronts, and that there must be other “adult kids” like me struggling with balancing being a parent themselves while still trying to be a good son/daughter to their own parents (something incredibly hard at this stage of life when trying to raise your own kids).

 

In 2016, I had 8 friends who were all going through issues with one of their parents.
I knew it was time to do something professionally that was “more meaningful” and that had the potential to help my friends, and maybe millions others. So I started doing my own research and testing on what would be the best resources for our generation to support our parents as they got older. I also flew to see my parents in Florida this year. I set up an Alexa in their home, helped fix their computer, set them up with an online password app so they could throw away the pieces of paper with passwords on them – simple things, but meaningful things.

 

Over the course of 2017-2018, we released the first version of ParentFile.
It was pretty basic, but I knew we were onto something as it was already helping me and my friends with some of our unique “hacks” we came up with. And the best part was that although some of the resources were geared towards “medical stuff” and “emergencies,” just as many were focused on preserving family history and bringing up fun topics of conversation such as how our family ended up in America, grandma’s mysterious “orange cookie” recipe, and why our family shortened our last name from “Aspatorian” to “Aspatore” – something I would have never, ever found out if it wasn’t for ParentFile!

 

In 2019, we added more staff to our company and moved our headquarters to Marin County, California.
We also released ParentFile 2.0, an updated version we are all incredibly proud of that has new features such as our “Parent Clubs” that we think our subscribers will love! It’s also been three years since I’ve seen my own parents, something that makes me feel like not the greatest son (my sister sees them all the time). Yet when I see them in July, all is forgotten, they are in fact my parents, and being with them makes me realize it’s never too late to “step up” and be there for them. And I will. And I hope that ParentFile can make it just a little bit easier for you to be there for your parents as well.

 

Here’s to being there for our parents and making the most of every year we have left together.

 

Warmest Regards,

 

– Jonathan Aspatore, Founder & CEO

These four words sum up the thousands of people with a ParentFile that are making the most of their time and relationship with their parents as they get older (and feeling pretty good about themselves as a son/daughter as well!).

“78% of adults living in the community and in need of long-term care depend on family and friends as their only source of help.”
– Thompson, L. Long-term care: support for family caregivers.

On January 23, 2018, the President signed into law the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage Family Caregivers Act, also known as the RAISE Family Caregivers Act, recognizing the incredible need our generation has for more awareness and resources to help to support our aging parents.

“Most adults who have helped an aging parent see it as rewarding…among those who have helped their parents in a matter of ways – 88% say it’s rewarding. “
– Pew Research Survey

Here’s Our Story…as Told by Our Founder, Jonathan Aspatore

In 2013, my Dad gave me a piece of paper with “the names you’ll need when something happens to me.”
It was a significant moment that really “woke me up” to the fact that my parents were getting older (faster than I thought – were they 70 now???) . Why did I need the name of his doctors, lawyers, financial advisor….and his neighbor in case of an emergency?

 

In 2014, I took my Mom and Dad to see the Wimbledon tennis tournament.
That was something that would have never happened if I hadn’t been “woken up” to the fact that they were getting older quicker than I realized. And might I add this is hands down my best memory ever with my parents and we still talk about it multiple times a year even five years later.  Being with my parents24/7again, 30 years later, also really opened my eyes to what they were now going through at this stage of their life – from getting up stairs, to medicines taken at the right times, to their energy levels, it really opened my eyes that I needed to better understand what they were going through at this stage of their lives.

 

In 2015, I started a company called WonderDads.
My own kids were 7 and 8, and I was looking for ways to be a better Dad. While spending so much time obsessing over this, I realized I was neglecting my own parents in the interim, and struggling on both fronts, and that there must be other “adult kids” like me struggling with balancing being a parent themselves while still trying to be a good son/daughter to their own parents (something incredibly hard at this stage of life when trying to raise your own kids).

 

In 2016, I had 8 friends who were all going through issues with one of their parents.
I knew it was time to do something professionally that was “more meaningful” and that had the potential to help my friends, and maybe millions others. So I started doing my own research and testing on what would be the best resources for our generation to support our parents as they got older. I also flew to see my parents in Florida this year. I set up an Alexa in their home, helped fix their computer, set them up with an online password app so they could throw away the pieces of paper with passwords on them – simple things, but meaningful things.

 

Over the course of 2017-2018, we released the first version of ParentFile.
It was pretty basic, but I knew we were onto something as it was already helping me and my friends with some of our unique “hacks” we came up with. And the best part was that although some of the resources were geared towards “medical stuff” and “emergencies,” just as many were focused on preserving family history and bringing up fun topics of conversation such as how our family ended up in America, grandma’s mysterious “orange cookie” recipe, and why our family shortened our last name from “Aspatorian” to “Aspatore” – something I would have never, ever found out if it wasn’t for ParentFile!

 

In 2019, we added more staff to our company and moved our headquarters to Marin County, California.
We also released ParentFile 2.0, an updated version we are all incredibly proud of that has new features such as our “Parent Clubs” that we think our subscribers will love! It’s also been three years since I’ve seen my own parents, something that makes me feel like not the greatest son (my sister sees them all the time). Yet when I see them in July, all is forgotten, they are in fact my parents, and being with them makes me realize it’s never too late to “step up” and be there for them. And I will. And I hope that ParentFile can make it just a little bit easier for you to be there for your parents as well.

 

Here’s to being there for our parents and making the most of every year we have left together.

 

Warmest Regards,

 

– Jonathan Aspatore, Founder & CEO