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Gratitude & Bringing Your Best Self To Holiday Table

Perhaps you or a loved one are not in a place emotionally, physically or spiritually that you’d hoped you’d be at this time.

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The Terrifying Day My Chocolate Ran Out: 5 Stages To Coping

You think you know how you’ll react in a crisis. You think you’ll be calm and collected. But then it happens and you’re not.

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What The Numbers Say About Living Longer In Retirement

The United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and we spend more on healthcare per capita than any other country.

Ellen and her brother celebrate Chanukah in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with the family’s bronze menorah.

Menorah Memories Fuel Chanukah Traditions

I was about 4 when I went with my mother to buy the first and only menorah I remember my family having.

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Mingling In Myanmar, A Country Of Surprises

My first surprise was that a Buddhist monk in Myanmar spoke English, although our guide did have to translate some of the discussion that my wife Fyllis and I had with him.

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More Scenes From A Boomer Marriage

After two plus decades of marriage, I still can’t imagine a better partner than Hubs with whom to navigate this adventure called life.

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The Things We Do For Love

God bless my husband, Randy. He’s doing something soon he really doesn’t want to do. If left to his own devices, he’d be relaxing in front of the television or playing a gig.

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Social Security Claiming Rules Invite Calamity

As you will quickly realize, I am not a fan of the rules governing claiming date within Social Security.

How do you take care of the caregiver?

27 September 2010

Did you know that couples over age 65 are connected in such a way that the health of one person is related to the health of the other?

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Facing Alzheimer’s: Help is just around the corner

27 September 2010

Every 70 seconds someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease. It is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. One in eight people aged 65 or older have the disease. In Worcester County alone, over 14,000 people have Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.

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The Medicaid five-year look back: The gift that keeps giving

27 September 2010

Medicaid will analyze any such gifts or transfers to determine if they are “disqualifying transfers.” If a gift is considered a disqualifying transfer, then Medicaid will assess a “penalty period” based on the value of the gift, which is a period of time during which you will not able to receive Medicaid.

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Who will inherit your IRA?

27 September 2010

Most people name a beneficiary when they open the account and designate a spouse or children. Therefore, when they die, the money goes to a spouse or the children. Sounds easy, right? (Not so fast).

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What are the most common causes of red eye?

27 September 2010

By Dr. Jean E. Keamy Patients commonly complain of red eyes. I thought a review of some of the common causes and associated symptoms of red eyes would help my readers. A big misconception is that all red eyes are contagious conjunctivitis. The associated signs and symptoms give clues to the right diagnosis and the […]

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How VA Aid and Attendance benefit might help you

27 September 2010

For many veterans and their spouses, the most important thing is to be aware of the benefit so you’ll know the help is there when you need it.

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