Category Archives: Aging Well

DURABLE HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY AND HEALTH CARE PROXY DURABLE HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY AND HEALTH CARE PROXY


By Kurt Hayes One of the most important estate planning tools in Rhode Island is the Durable Health Care Power of Attorney under Rhode Island General Laws 23-4.10 and in Massachusetts the Health Care Proxy under Massachusetts General Laws, Ch. 210D. In both states these allow a person to designate a family member or friend…
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Health Boosting Foods Seniors Can Incorporate Into Their Diet Health Boosting Foods Seniors Can Incorporate Into Their Diet


Studies show that a proper diet complete with essential nutrients can help reduce cholesterol, decrease the risk of heart disease and diabetes, which is helpful for those who have a risk or history of heart disease or stroke, and lessen the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, studies show the majority of the aging U.S. population…
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The Growing Need for Home Care The Growing Need for Home Care


by Nick Passarelli RI The Aging Pyramid is almost upside Down! The 55 and older segment of our population is already one of the largest and the most rapidly growing segments of our population, and this is about to be impacted significantly by Baby Boomers. Predictions: As the baby boomers move into old age, they…
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Aging in Place: Making Your Home Work For You Aging in Place: Making Your Home Work For You


by Dr. Matthew Collins More and more older adults are planning to remain in their homes as they age. But is your home supporting your health, or might it pose hidden hazards? If you look at your home through fresh eyes, you can find ways that it can help support a healthy lifestyle, both mentally and physically, for years to…
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Reducing The Risk For Cardiovascular Disease In Aging Men Reducing The Risk For Cardiovascular Disease In Aging Men


Statistically men have a shorter lifespan than women. American women live five years longer than men according to the World Health Organization. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Men in particular are known to avoid doctor’s appointments, partake in riskier behavior such as excessive drinking and smoking, and have a higher risk of developing…
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Assisted Living Facilities Give Seniors Their Life Back Assisted Living Facilities Give Seniors Their Life Back


Despite all of your efforts as a caregiver, the best place for mom or dad, or even your aunt or uncle may be an assisted living facility. Here are the top reasons why transitioning to an assisted living facility may be the best option for your loved one, finally giving them their life back. It will feel like home….
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Ways To Purchase A Home With A Reverse Mortgage Ways To Purchase A Home With A Reverse Mortgage


by Peter Nastasi, Sierra Pacific Mortgage Many mature adults would like to continue to live independently and remain homeowners but their current home may not be ideal. They may want to right-size to an all-on-one-floor, maintenance-free home in a community that offers a more carefree lifestyle. A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM, reverse mortgage) can help increase purchasing power and flexibility…
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Self-Care for Caregivers Self-Care for Caregivers


In the United States, approximately 29 percent of the population provides care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aging family member or friend during any given year. Nearly 20 hours per week are spent providing care, according to National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP in 2009. Furthermore, the stress of caring for a…
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Eliminate Your Existing Montly Morgage Payments Eliminate Your Existing Montly Morgage Payments


  by Peter Nastasi, Sierra Pacific Mortgage, NMLS ID: 1707 Many Homeowners across the nation have chosen a Home Equality Conversion Mortgage (HECM) to help them meet financial and personal goals. A HECM loan can be a smart and secure financial option for seniors who want to tap into a portion of equity in their…
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