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Markers of Cognitive Decline – Audio Recording

Are you concerned about an elder in your family? Are you going home for the holidays? Merrell Bailey shares humorous memories of her family holidays and discusses signs of cognitive decline in your loved ones that can’t be ignored. ESTATE PLANNING GREENHOUSE: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS is a collaboration by Bok Tower Gardens Department of

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estate planning and independent living

Clear-sighted Planning

I want to share a story of a couple that is approaching the next season of their lives with a refreshingly prudent look at their coming years. When they left our office, I felt inspired and couldn’t help but think that if more adults would look at their aging rationally while they were young enough

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Are You a Senior? Celebrate!

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. – Lucille Ball Sage advice. My mother lied about her age starting in the 1940s. Her sister was four years older, and had started lying about her age, and all of a sudden, my Aunt Marianna was younger than

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A new website from the Florida Department of Transportation’s Safe Mobility for Life Program,, is designed to offer solutions to aging adults (and others) who have given up their car keys. Listings feature information on whether door-to-door service is offered, and if vehicles have wheelchair accessibility. Your Caring Law Firm took for a

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Celebrate Mom by Talking with Her about Her Future!

Celebrate Mom by Talking with Her about Her Future

Mother’s Day is approaching.  How are you planning to celebrate Mom this year? Flowers always are a safe bet. Perhaps you and your siblings could create a photo album enjoying years of gatherings.  Maybe you could take your whole family out to brunch, or have a spa day with her. Best yet, offer Mom the

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Asking Tough Questions Could Save an Older Driver’s Life

The crash statistics are alarming. Nearly 4,200 seniors age 70 or over died in automobile crashes nationwide in 2012, according to a report by transportation research group TRIP. The report also found that Florida leads the nation in the number of senior citizens killed in traffic accidents. As greater numbers of retirees move into Florida

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