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The Importance of Ice Cream at Breakfast

As a work day begins and thousands of people rush to prepare themselves for work and school; as thousands of bowls of cereal are attacked with thousands of spoons, countless eggs are cooked, and coffee or tea is brewed; a couple sits together happily indulging in a nice hot cup of coffee with ice cream. And then they dance.

Ice cream for breakfast may sound like the fantasy of a small child, but this morning ritual is one of the many ways our clients have found to capture joy every single day.

 

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‘Tis the Season….to Work on Your Taxes

The holidays are over, and instead of greeting cards filling your mailbox, W-2s, K-1s, and 1099s forms are arriving. These signal the beginning of tax season and the time to start gathering all the information needed to send to your accountant. If you tackle the task now, you'll be able to identify what you are missing before the deadline. 

Senior Care: Identifying Symptoms of Mental Disorders

When it comes to dealing with emotional health, seniors are at a disadvantage. Over 20% of adults age 60+ suffer from mental or neurological disorders, the most common of which are dementia and depression.  
 
While some seniors may have been dealing with mental health issues for years, many will not develop these problems until later in life. Because the stigma surrounding mental illness makes people reluctant to seek help, the issues may go unidentified. This is dangerous, not only because of the risk of suicide but because mental and physical health are inextricably linked. Older adults with longstanding physical health conditions are more likely to become depressed, and untreated depression can negatively affect the outcome of a physical disease.
 

Do You Have Your Legal Documents in Order?

It’s a good idea to review your legal documents every year to make sure each document is complete and up-to-date.

In previous articles, such as Planning For Life’s Unexpected Turns, we have covered a few cornerstones of estate planning. In this reading, we discuss three essential legal documents—the Health Care Proxy, Power of Attorney, and Will—and the risks we take without them.

If there is one thing to know about your Health Care Proxy, Power of Attorney, and Will, it is that they are the primary way to ensure that your wishes are made a priority in the event of an accident, incapacity, or death.

The Price of Falling

The ability to sustain one’s balance or to have the resilience to get back up relatively unscathed after a fall is something often taken for granted by the young and the healthy. For older individuals, and those with chronic illnesses, a fall is a serious mishap and can greatly impact their subsequent quality of life.

Every year, approximately 1 in 4 Americans over the age of 65 experience a fall, which may or may not land them in the hospital.

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