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The Profile of Older Americans

We all hear people say "our population is aging." And while we instinctively know that is true, not all of us understand what that actually means. A mountain of data exists to help but getting your arms around all that data can be challenging. Fortunately, there are organizations out there to help. The Administration for Community

2019-06-04T13:16:09+00:00June 4th, 2019|

Memorial Day – Remember and Honor

Memorial Day. Veteran's Day. Armed Services Day. The meanings of each are sometimes confused. Memorial Day remembers and honors service members who died in the line of duty. For many Americans, Memorial Day is a day off from work, fun with family and friends at the beach, lake or pool. Hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream. Maybe

2019-05-27T10:20:20+00:00May 27th, 2019|

Veteran’s Benefits Planning-URGENT UPDATE

URGENT UPDATE On September 18, 2018, the VA released its long-awaited new rules concerning eligibility for need-based VA pension benefits like Aid & Attendance. These new rules drastically change planning for these benefits and make it more difficult to qualify for them. The new rules include, among other things: A “Net Worth” limitation equal to the

2018-09-19T16:00:10+00:00September 18th, 2018|

Do My Parents Need a Plan?

My family is going through one of our toughest times right now because my father-in-law made no plans. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s four years ago. He is highly functioning but has no short-term memory. Have you ever tried to reason with someone who has no short-term memory? He can come to a completely rational decision,

2018-07-31T16:24:09+00:00July 31st, 2018|