Trying to Connect My Daughter to My Late Mother and Grandmother

This is a repost from AARP by Jo Varnish, AARP, January 22, 2020 In my New Jersey basement after a pipe burst, my bare feet submerged, I felt relief. If my treasures were safe, I was, too. Organized collections of my lives so far were stashed neatly in waterproof tote boxes: as a child, as a [...]

By |2020-01-31T18:27:25-05:00January 31st, 2020|AARP Re-Blog, Caregivers|0 Comments

Is It OK to Skip Your Annual Physical?

AARP RE-BLOG Many experts say you can chuck the checkup — but not certain key screenings by Hallie Levine, AARP, October 25, 2018  About one-fifth of U.S. adults get an annual physical. But increasingly, research suggests that it's not necessarily a critical appointment to keep. “A number of randomized controlled trials now show that these yearly [...]

By |2019-06-21T11:14:56-04:00June 21st, 2019|AARP Re-Blog|0 Comments

How You Can Deduct Your Medical Expenses | AARP

by Dena Bunis, AARP, January 12, 2018 The new federal tax law preserves the ability of millions of Americans with high medical expenses to deduct those costs from their returns. For the next two years, all taxpayers can write off health care spending that exceeds 7.5 percent of their income. The fate of this critical [...]

By |2019-04-29T15:33:06-04:00January 16th, 2018|AARP Re-Blog|0 Comments

Tips for the Long-Distance Caregiver

Being long distance from an elderly loved one can be emotionally and practically difficult. Below are tips from AARP to help you make family visits productive and ways you can assist your loved one in time of crisis, even if you are apart. Create a Contact List Assemble address and phone numbers of friends, neighbors, [...]

By |2019-04-29T15:35:15-04:00March 9th, 2017|AARP Re-Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments