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Healthy Aging Month

The numbers of people over 45 is growing every year. September is Healthy Aging® Month and the time to get started on better health practices. This month is the time to celebrate life and turn over a new leaf.  September is Healthy Aging Month, a month dedicated to helping individuals gain a more positive outlook about […]

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What Matters Most in Senior Living?

There are many factors that help families determine whether their aging parent will be happy in a senior living community—the atmosphere, the dining experience, the activities, and the location.   A study done by Senioradviser.com, of families who toured facilities and others whose family member moved there, reported that the most commonly cited attribute for a […]

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Reviewing Your Will

You might want to review your will when…. There’s a birth or adoption of a child, grandchild or other family member After a marriage or divorce A person named in your will passes away Your children, grandchildren or other heirs reach adulthood There are changes in your executor, guardian, and/or trustee’s circumstances The value of […]

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Short-term Care Insurance

What Is Short-Term Care Insurance? A little-known insurance option can be an answer for some people who might need care, but are unable to buy long term care insurance.  Short-term care insurance provides short-term coverage for nursing home, assisted living or home care. The typical Short-Term Care insurance (STCi) policy provides coverage for 1 year or […]

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Supplemental Income for Wartime Veterans

Did your parent serve in the military? If so, he or she or their serving spouse may apply for Veterans or Survivors Benefits.  The VA helps Veterans and their families cope with financial challenges by providing supplemental income through the Veterans Pension benefit, a tax-free monetary benefit payable to low-income wartime Veterans. Veterans Pension is […]

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When Your Parent Should Not Be Driving

How to Convince Your Elderly Loved One That It is No Longer Safe to Drive Because people are living so much longer, many aging adults outlive their ability to drive at a safe age. Deteriorating health, vision and hearing impairments, and medication interactions can all contribute to unsafe driving conditions, which injure more than  500 […]

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Staying Young

Here is a list of factors that cause people to physically and mentally feel the effects of advancing years—and simple tips for reducing their impact: Move More: Physical neglect as the number one thing that accelerates age and is associated with the vast majority of chronic diseases. Even if you can’t make it to the […]

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