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Promoting Healthy Aging During Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month. There are a myriad of ways seniors can stay fit and active. Promoting healthy aging is the focus of September, but should be a lifestyle everyone pursues. Being [...]

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Gene Wilder Kept His Alzheimer’s Diagnosis a Secret to Protect His Young Fans

Gene Wilder (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Gene Wilder died earlier this week.  I grew up admiring the comic genius of Gene Wilder.  I first saw Gene Wilder in The Producers with Zero Mostel in 1967.  [...]

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Working Daughters Face Special Crisis

Working moms have it rough, but there are resources available to them to navigate the choppy seas. An article in The Atlantic says working daughters have few such resources. There are 44 million [...]

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Robotic Helpers In Your Future

As folks live longer, the ranks of the old and frail are growing by leaps and bounds. A big concern is over who will care for them. An article in the New York Times says drones may be the answer. [...]

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Baby Boomers May Not Save Enough To Retrire

The Chicago Tribune recently ran a report of a study showing that recent economic events may leave baby boomers shy of their retirement goals. Those in the lower income brackets may exhaust their [...]

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Stepped-Up Basis has Stepped-Down in 2010

Many of the beneficiaries and fiduciaries dealing with estates where the death occurred in 2010 are confused.  While the repeal of the federal estate tax for 2010 sounds like it would reduce [...]

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NY Passes Family Health Care Decisions Act

New York law grants competent adults the right to decide about treatment, including the right to refuse treatment necessary to save or extend life. Adults have the right to appoint a person they [...]

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From a Geriatrician’s Point of View

Here is a recent article from a Geriatrician from Western New York, which is reprinted with his permission. Helping Your Older Parents Stay Happy and Healthy by Robert Stall MD, Geriatrician [...]

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Pre-Paid Funeral in NewYork Still Important to Medicaid Plan

Read this link to an article in the Chicago Tribune regarding Pre-Need Plans which is a pre-paid funeral.  In New York, the prices are rarely fixed,.  Rather, the money placed in trust is [...]

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Why Should I Consider a Medicaid Plan Now?

While many people wait until the crisis to “plan”, it is more effective and advantageous to plan ahead.  A Medicaid Asset Protection Trust can preserve most of the assets while still qualifying [...]

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