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According to the CDC, those who have been vaccinated no longer need to wear masks in indoor settings. We’re still playing it safe, masking up and social distancing. And while we’ve gotten used to our Zoom meetings, the results of our recent survey indicated that many still prefer one-to-one communications....

If your kids need help, these are the documents you may need Sending kids off to school in the fall has always been an important ritual that marks the changing seasons. It’s an exciting time for kids: A time for learning, social development and a growing independence. Parents are just glad...

In April, 91-year old Minna Buck revised her Advance Healthcare Directive. She doesn’t want to be intubated if she becomes infected with COVID. Ms. Buck has done her research and knows she doesn’t want any part of intubation. She knows that even if she survived, the recovery would leave her...

Living Trusts are an important service for us, and creating a Trust often inspires people to get serious about life planning. Many of those who are retired or who are nearing retirement begin to make plans for what they hope will be the next twenty or more years. Health and...

I dodged a scam this week from a company that called to renew my subscription to McAfee, my antivirus software. They directed me to a website and told me I had to pay $420 for a two-year subscription. This felt a little hinky, but then, I’ve had a computer virus...

On August 1, New Jersey became the eighth state to allow doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients who want to end their lives. On Sept. 15, Maine will become the ninth. By October 2019, 22% of Americans will live in states where residents with six months or...

The baby boomers--that big, bold generation that marched, protested, innovated and made things happen--are leaving another legacy. That of debt. The boomers, unlike their frugal parents before them, have not done a very good job of preparing for retirement. The number of senior households with debt increased from about 44% in...

A growing number of Americans are unmarried and childless, and they may be facing the prospect of an uncertain, solitary old age. A New York Times article, Single? No Kids? Don’t Fret: How to Plan Care in Your Later Years, by Susan B. Garland, tells how one childless woman has strategically...

Meet Shirley Avedon. At 90, she missed out on the summer of love, never smoked a joint or tripped out on hallucinogens. But her carpal tunnel syndrome was shooting pains into both of her hands, making it difficult to do even simple tasks. “It’s very painful, sometimes I can’t even...

It’s been two years, and the assisted suicide law remains controversial The End of Life Option Act (EOLOA) went into effect in June, 2016, and it continues to be contentious. Opponents argue that it is both immoral and unconstitutional, that there is too much room for abuse. Advocates believe that terminally...

While many baby boomers have made alarmingly few plans for retirement, others are immersed in a kind of geriatric boot camp as they help their parents navigate their final years. One adviser recommends using your parents' experience as a training manual: Healthcare considerations, life insurance, Living Trusts and funerals are...

April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day, so we want to emphasize the importance of advance healthcare planning. This is a difficult conversation—no one really looks forward to sitting down with his/her loved ones and talking about end-of-life planning. Instead, people tend to ignore it and keep it buried at...