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7 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CHANGE YOUR ESTATE PLAN

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 -- Changes happen every day. Some of those changes are big and others are small. Some are good, some are bad, and others are somewhere in between. Some changes can have an effect on our estate plans and long-term medical care options. This article discusses some of the most common reasons why you may want to change your estate plan, offers some ideas for what can be done to protect your wishes, and provides guidance for helping preserve your assets. Remember that no two situations are exactly alike, so you should always speak with an experienced estate planning attorney to discuss your particular situation and the options that are best for you and your family.

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WHY SHOULD YOU USE A SENIOR MOVE MANAGER?

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 -- The primary purpose of a senior move manager is to help the elderly transition from one home to another.

Pretty straight forward, right? As a matter of fact, I am certain that many of you have helped parents or other family members in this process. If you have, you know that the struggle is real. If you have not been a part of this process, just take our word on this. There are many moving parts that go into any move. Helping to move an elderly person raises the process to another level.

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FOUR TIPS TO MOVE MORE IN APRIL

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 -- Staying active is a no-brainer when it comes to improving how you look and feel yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 56.1 percent of New York adults are getting the  recommended amount of aerobic physical activity. This month the American Heart Association, the world's leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, is challenging everyone to get moving.

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ALIGN YOUR WILL WITH OTHER DOCUMENTS TO ENSURE YOUR INTENTIONS ARE CARRIED OUT

Thursday, March 22, 2018 -- You know the importance of having a will. If you die "intestate" (without a will in legal language), your state's laws will determine the disposition of your assets. Your actual wishes will be irrelevant, even though they may be well known to your friends and relatives.

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WHAT'S THE BEST LIGHTING FOR AGING EYES?

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 -- As we all get older and our vision ages, many of us find lighting to be increasingly important and sometimes problematic. Personally, my vision is healthy, but I find myself turning on more lights to accomplish tasks and night driving has become a little more challenging.

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ORGANIZE SENIOR MOVES MAKES MOVING EASY

Monday, March 5, 2018 -- "Regardless of their age, the number one thing we hear when we meet a client for the first time is that they are overwhelmed and do not know where to begin," said Michelle Kavanaugh-Anastasi, CEO and founder of Organize Senior Moves (OSM), LLC.

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MARCH IS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH

Thursday, March 1, 2018 -- Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show adults continue to consume too few fruits and vegetables. Overall, 12.2 percent met fruit intake recommendations and 9.3 percent met vegetable intake recommendations in 2015

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HOME SAFETY TIPS FOR THOSE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 -- Safety is important for all of us, but the need for a comprehensive safety plan is particularly important for individuals with dementia. Diseases like Alzheimer's can cause a number of changes in the brain and body that may affect safety. These might include: judgement (forgetting how to use an appliance,) sense of time and place (getting lost in a familiar place,) behavior (becoming easily confused, suspicious or fearful,) and physical ability (having trouble with balance or depth perception.) Below are a few tips that might be helpful. A comprehensive offering of safety information, tips and resources can be found here.

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LEGAL STRATEGIES TO PROTECT YOUR SAFETY AND DIGNITY

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2018 -- There has been a great deal of controversy over the past several years regarding decisions to “pull the plug” on terminally ill patients. It can be unsettling to think about our own inability to care for ourselves, handle our own finances, or make our own health care decisions. No one likes to think about it, but many of us will someday be in that very position. Who will make those decisions for us – perhaps a family member, an emergency room physician, or a nursing home administrator? Luckily, the law provides several ways that we can make plans and give directions for our own future well-being in case we are unable to make those decisions in the future.

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LOW-COST HOME ORGANIZATION TIPS

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 -- Organizing your home does not have to be expensive.  In fact, by reducing the amount of items that you own, you may be able to get by without any purchases at all.  Often, our disorganization is a result of too many things without a proper storage area. Listed below are some of the typical "problem" areas that senior move managers come across in their line of work.  Wherever you decide to start your organization project, the first step will always be to assess what you actually need and use on a regular basis.  All other items will be reassigned to another area of the home, or, possibly, removed (i.e. donation to friends or family, or discarded).

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