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December 2016

Holidays With Aging Parents

If you have aging parents, the Holiday’s are a great time to really observe them and look for clues on how they are managing. It’s no coincidence that at Springwell we get many phone calls right after the holidays.  Loved ones have picked up worrisome sings of trouble or worry about a crisis looming. Click… Read More

November is National Caregiver’s Month

November is National Caregiver’s Month and reminds us that the Caregiver Action Network  is a fantastic resource for caregivers. They have a comprehensive website that you may want to familiarize yourself with their website by clicking here.  The theme this year is take care of yourself first. The first rule of taking care of others: take care of yourself first.… Read More

Combating Anxiety Later in Life

Many of us suffer from anxiety, and anxiety effects many older Americans with surprising frequency. In fact, some reports estimate anxiety affects between 10 and 20 percent of the older population and the percentage increases in older adults with a chronic illness or any physical disability.  This helpful article talks about late-life anxiety coping mechanisms and methods to… Read More

“You’re Never Too Old to Raise a Little Hell!”

So said Doris “Granny D” Haddock who, at age 90, blazed a 3200-mile trail across America for campaign finance reform, precipitating the passage of the McCain-Feingold Act, declaring “Corporations are not people! Democracy is!” She continued her bipartisan reform efforts in countrywide voter registration drives, issuing her final challenge in 2010 at age 100: “Democracy… Read More

Retirement Taxes and Senior Living

Planning your retirement can be a daunting task, especially when you realize that the government is still going to want you to pay taxes.  How much you’re taxed will depend on (1) where you live, (2) what kinds of income you’re receiving and (3) how much.  Read the entire article here.