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Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf? You Can Change Your Story What Are The 7 Best, Most Amazing Travel Benefits? Can Having A Considerate Partner Lead To Longer Life? Why ‘Medicare For All’ Better Cost More Sunset At The Palms: Getting One’s Goat In Jamaica A Late-Life Surprise: Taking Care Of Frail, Aging Parents Is Social Security Still A Third Rail Issue? WDW: Epcot Food
 
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Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf? You Can Change Your Story

I remained steadfastly attached to my story, rooted to a past that had no future. Instead of confronting what I feared would be totally destructive to the present

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What Are The 7 Best, Most Amazing Travel Benefits?

You think you know a place, even if you’ve never seen it. After all, you’ve watched television shows about it.

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Can Having A Considerate Partner Lead To Longer Life?

Research shows having a partner whom you feel understands you, and cares about and appreciates you is linked to better health and well-being.

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Why ‘Medicare For All’ Better Cost More

Recent polling by the Kaiser Family Foundation suggests that more than half of all Americans support a national health plan, an increase from 40 percent 20 years ago.

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Sunset At The Palms: Getting One’s Goat In Jamaica

I was delighted when my husband and I received Betty’s invitation for a picnic lunch at the Sunset in the Palms Resort in Negril, Jamaica.

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A Late-Life Surprise: Taking Care Of Frail, Aging Parents

The implications of later-life caregiving are considerable. Turning an elderly parent in bed, helping someone get into a car or waking up at night to provide assistance can be demanding on older bodies

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Is Social Security Still A Third Rail Issue?

Every year, the Trustees of the Social Security Trust Funds urge Congress to take action on the gaps developing in the beloved program’s finances.

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. features inspired sips and bites at more than 30 marketplaces. Festival guests can pair food with wines, beers, cocktails and ciders as they stroll the promenade guided by a complimentary festival passport. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

WDW: Epcot Food & Wine Event Has Something For Everyone

The event is a foodie dream, the array of activities and the aromas wafting through the park also will appeal to the simplest taste buds.

Who was supposed to be watching grandma?

19 November 2010

By Cathleen Summers For family caregivers the added stress of the holidays with decorating, shopping, parties and keeping up with all the family traditions is an overwhelming quest. Feelings of isolation, depression and sadness come with this added stress. There are millions of Americans who are caring for elderly, frail loved ones and most of […]

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Estate tax planning important, but there is a bigger picture

19 November 2010

By Linda T. Cammuso As 2011 approaches, the estate planning world is holding its breath over the fate of the federal estate tax. If Congress does nothing before the end of 2010, the Federal estate tax “credit” or “exemption” will return to $1 million, a number we have not seen since 2003. This means that […]

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Safety tips to prepare for a senior move in

19 November 2010

By Angela Rocheleau Many families are consolidating living spaces this season by moving senior members into their homes. For some families this may be an arrangement just for the holidays. Nevertheless, families need to know how to best prepare for the transition. Here are three important safety tips to keep in mind. 1: Bathrooms, the […]

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Protect your elderly parents from scammers

19 November 2010

By Micha Shalev Adult children and caregivers play an important role in helping older people avoid scams. Unfortunately, scammers often prey on lonely seniors looking for someone to talk to. Sit down and talk to your elderly parents. Remind them not to give out personal or financial information to a stranger — no matter how […]

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Innovative procedure can alleviate back pain

19 November 2010

By Denise Moore Spinal fractures probably aren’t one of the current “hot” health topics when having an annual physical. But for a growing number of older women, it should be. These common fractures can be disfiguring and the underlying cause of other health issues. Spinal fractures are the most common osteoporotic fracture; over 900,000 spinal […]

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Helping hands help veterans during this and every season

19 November 2010

By Attorney Tracey Ingle As we near the end of the year thoughts inevitably turn to the holidays and questions of how one can help the less fortunate. Most of us are aware that cash donations are always welcome; the donation of a used car can bring a great tax break. But with a tight […]

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