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National Senior Games Celebrates its 30th Year

Representing a commitment to healthy, active aging and wellness, the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) governed its 30th biennial competition in June 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. Competitors are men and women ages 50 and over. NSGA is a nonpro… Read More
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Do-It Yourself Will Backfires

There are a number of reasons why people avoid hiring a lawyer to assist them in their estate planning.  Lawyers can be perceived as expensive and a hassle to deal with.  Frankly, some people simply find dealing with an attorney stressful.  And t… Read More
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The Fiduciary Rule for Financial Advisors

As legal advisors it is crucial for our clients to trust us.  Without trust, clients cannot be confident in the information and guidance we give them.  Many of our clients also work with financial advisors.  In our firm, we have come to know and r… Read More
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New Protections for Nursing Home Residents

New Obama-era rules designed to give nursing home residents more control of their care are gradually going into effect. 

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DOL Announces That Fiduciary Rule Will Go Into Effect June 9

After initially delaying a rule intended to prevent financial advisers from steering their clients to bad retirement investments, the Department of Labor announced that the rule will go into effect on June 9, but its future is still unclear.

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The Use of Immediate Annuities in Medicaid Planning for Married Couples

Immediate annuities can be a useful tool to protect the spouse of a nursing home resident who applies for Medicaid.

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Proving Age Discrimination Is Difficult

As baby boomers continue to work past retirement age, age discrimination lawsuits are becoming more common. While many older employees say they have experienced discrimination, proving it is difficult.

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Government Agency Provides Misinformation

In the estate planning work we do for our clients, we need to know how to deal with a number of different government agencies.  Depending on a client’s age and personal circumstances, we often help facilitate claims for benefits though the Connect… Read More
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A Court Appointed Guardian Took Everything Away From Her

A Court Appointed Guardian Took Everything Away From Her – Elder Law Preparation in CT In the planning work we do for our clients we always address the issue of conservatorships.  A conservator, also termed a guardian in many states, is an i… Read More
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Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s

Music is beloved by individuals across a wide spectrum of ages and diagnoses. Music can be strongly associated with memories of time spent with family and friends throughout the many stages of life.  How can clinicians harness the use of music into… Read More
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Categories: Alzheimer's

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