By Kristine Woodworth, Personal Historian Recently I began scanning some old family photos and uploading them to Facebook. These were photos taken in 1979 and 1980, when I was a new college graduate starting a new job and a new life in a faraway city. They included photos from my introduction to the vibrant Cincinnati
By David Schutte, Mobility Consultant Every wheelchair user is different, and many have the ability to drive even after an accident or illness. Depending on the level of function and mobility in the hands or feet, there is assistive equipment to help you drive a vehicle. However, before you can purchase a wheelchair accessible vehicle,
By Kay Walters, Pre-Need Sales Advisor Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult times a family will ever have to face. While nobody enjoys contemplating the end of their own life, planning ahead and facing this issue in advance can spare those left behind significant emotional and financial burdens, as well as
By Sharon Cranston, Retirement Living Counselor Living life independently in a retirement community gives you the opportunity to enjoy the freedom to do the things you want to do, when you want to do them. The choices are yours every day. You will make new friends while continuing to grow and learn through invigorating programs,
by Patricia Faust, MGS, Gerontologist/Brain Health Specialist The statistics are alarming. 10,000 boomers turn 65 every day and that will continue until 2030. Needless to say the projections of incidence of Alzheimer’s disease are also quickly climbing. It is predicted that by 2050 there will over 15 million people in the United States diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
By Ed Bower, President, Zounds Hearing of Mason, Ohio The biggest obstacle for most people with wearing hearing aids is getting them to come in for a hearing test. Below are some common excuses folks will give to do nothing about their losses and answers you can provide. Excuse #1: I can hear just fine.
By Kristine Woodworth, Founder, Power of Stories Academy The first time I heard of what I would later come to know as an ethical will (or legacy letter) was years ago in a news story. A young mother diagnosed with terminal cancer began recording video messages for her children covering every life event and topic
By Ed Bower, President, Zounds Hearing of Mason, Ohio My brother, Mark was born in 1958. Shortly after he was born, my parents discovered that he was completely deaf. When Mark was four years old, our family moved from our small town to Indianapolis. Why? Because the Indiana School for the Deaf was in Indianapolis
By H. Patrick Weber, Barrett & Weber LPA Many people created Living Trusts as part of their estate planning documents in order to utilize the unified credit that was available to offset federal estate tax which would otherwise be due and payable at death. These Trusts were designed to avoid federal estate tax on the first
The good news is that we are living longer and enjoying our families and hobbies longer. The bad news is that, well, not entirely… as we age, our bodies start to fail us in ever more serious ways. We’re not able to do all that we once were, and this can be aggravating. A degradation
Start by talking with your elderly relative. Some will readily admit they need help, others will insist they can handle their affairs and resist intervention. Signs that help is necessary require some investigation. Here are some things to look for: Unopened mail, piles of bills scattered around. Unusual double entries, questionable transfers or payments in
Assisted? Or Independent? Senior living arrangement decisions become more urgent as we age. As our population’s longevity increases, so too the number of us who are confronted with the reality that we (or our senior parent or spouse) can no longer manage in the single-family house that has been our home for so much of