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The annual Medicare Open Enrollment period for 2022 begins on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7. Open Enrollment will look different from last year. This year will see a return to in-person counseling … more
The most important vaccine to worry about right now is COVID vaccination. Many of us have had two shots and we felt protected. Now, with the new variant, we find we are not fully protected. We still … more
In the past, life insurance was traditionally used in estate planning to pay for or protect against estate taxes. With exemption having been raised to reasonably high limits (approximately $11.7 … more
There are so many adoptable animals in shelters and rescues waiting for homes. If you are looking to add a new pet to your home, remember when you are checking out animals at the shelter or rescue, … more
Summer is here, the weather is getting nice and we are spending more time outside with our family and pets. Since dogs are part of the family we like to take them with us as much as possible. Some … more
HOLLAND PATENT — Earlier this summer, members of the Holland Patent chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and members of Scout Troops 175, 316 and 37 as well as troop leaders and … more
Is someone in your family at risk for a fall? Is it you?   More than 1 in 4 older adults in the U.S. report falling each year, according to the CDC, which translates to about 36 million falls. One … more
“A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.” — Hunter S. Thompson Clients are often surprised when I tell them the Power of Attorney … more
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive neurologic disease that involves the brain and spinal cord. It has no known cause and no known cure. It may begin as a young adult and then last for a … more
The Power of Attorney is arguably one of the most important documents that you can complete during your lifetime and is equally the most misunderstood. The Power of Attorney designates who will be in … more
What does American basketball athlete LeBron James have in common with an older adult? Well, besides LeBron James becoming an older adult himself, both need to drink more fluids, but cannot rely on … more
If you have not yet gotten your free COVID-19 vaccine Medicare has made it easy for you to find a vaccination location. Just go the website, enter your zip and select the distance you … more
Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care is offering 2021 Senior Farmers Market Coupons. All participants must be age 60 or older and have proof of age if needed.  Participant must not … more
Alzheimer’s disease usually occurs late in life. There is no test to use for a diagnosis. There is no sure way to prevent it and there is no effective way to slow down the process. It is a disease … more
On May 4 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a warning to keep your COVID-19 vaccination card safe because scammers are using the pandemic as a cover to steal your personal … more
The weather is warming up and everyone is looking forward to getting out of the house after the long winter months, including our pets. Dogs are happy to be out in the sunshine, rolling in the grass, … more
“Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.” — Ruth E. Wenkel Transferring ownership of property to children as people age, while retaining the right to live at the … more
Our pets are an important part of our lives, as we are an important part of their lives. We do everything we can to keep them healthy as well as make them feel loved and happy. A way to acknowledge … more
Every lesson for the cook: Waste not, Want not, Mother’s words years ago. However, true today, especially with the COVID-19 virus affecting our food choices and food supply. Food prices are … more
Spring has sprung! The clock has been set an hour forward. There is more anticipation to the change of season this time around: more people are being vaccinated and the world seems to be slowly … more
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