Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror and boughs of holly and evergreen sprigs have replaced the pumpkins and autumn decor. For the moment, a quiet peaceful feeling has settled into the house as the shift to the next whirlwind of activities and merriment looms just around the bend.
I asked my only brother to do me a huge favor. I asked him to write a draft of my obituary.
First, to alleviate any further alarm or inquiries, as far as I know, I am quite healthy and looking forward to many more years on this planet. I simply decided that there is no time like the present to reflect upon my life so far, and to begin a draft of what will be of great value to my family when they will need it most.
This post was written by Connie Rakowsky, an experienced mediator who has handled intergenerational family rivalries and hundreds of probate disputes between relatives after the death of a family member.
How to Avoid Probate Litigation After Death
Summer is finally here. Families are packing up their cars and traveling near and far to throw open the windows of that special place where they may have “summered” for generations. It’s time to let the fresh air in and sweep away the cobwebs.
This post was written by Carley Barton, copywriter, essayist, blogger of The Renegade Rulebook and recent keynote speaker for Creative Mornings Portsmouth. She shares this blog post, published September 2013, about her feelings after the loss of her only brother.
Feelings That Never Leave You
“It’s going to be okay, honey.”
National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary helping to educate people across the U.S. about the importance of advance healthcare planning during a week long event, from April 16-22, 2017.
The overall theme for 2017 is “it always seems too early, until it’s too late”.
Happy Valentine's Day! Have you already found something special for your loved one or would you like some guidance for uncovering a unique gift to surprise your sweetheart?
The end of any year is always a very busy time. Days and nights are filled with a variety of holiday traditions, family gatherings, and a bustle of year-end activities that tend to focus on the “administrivia” of closing out another year.
The rush of the holiday season comes to a close. Celebrants watched the crystal ball drop in Times Square signaling the start of a New Year. 2016 ended with a toast, perhaps a kiss, and sometimes a thoughtful New Year’s resolution.
This post was written by John Moreland, a retired accountant who writes for Elderimpact.org sharing resources and tips with his fellow retirees and their loved ones.
4 Tips to Help Seniors Live to the Fullest While Planning for the Future.
There are many reasons adult children might struggle to face their parents mortality. Let's face it, no one wants to think about death and dying much less talk about it. Yet, it's inevitable and deserves setting aside time to have a very important conversation while you are able to.