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Transitions

When I was at the entry station for basic training we saw a group of soldiers who were leaving basic training.  Their uniforms were a little worn, they had some extra gear and accouterments, and they seemed pretty tough and rugged. Wow, I thought, will I ever be that experienced and tough-looking. Well eight weeks…

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MOLST & POLST

A new model for end-of-life care issues, called MOLST, is now in use in Massachusetts. Around the nation, and in New Hampshire where it is also being used, the system is called Physician’s Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (or POLST). In Massachusetts the first word is changed to “Medical” thus giving us MOLST. The point of the…

201505.13
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Veteran’s Benefits

Few people seem to understand VA benefits very well. There is a whole host of programs. It is often best to start with your local Veteran’s Agent or service agency (the VFW or American Legion). They have volunteers who can give you information and advice without charge. You may think about hiring an attorney or another…

201505.13
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Medicare Issues

Those under age 65 (unless you have been on SSDI for two or more years) need to purchase regular health insurance coverage (either through an employer, on the open market, or through a state or the Federal ACA exchanges).  Those 65 and over who have worked and paid into the Medicare system can get their primary…

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Winter Planning Tips for Elders

Everyone needs to plan for Winter and severe storms. Elders may need a little extra planning to ensure they are safe in an inhospitable environment. Exposure to cold and lack of power for essential medical equipment can be life threatening. Here are some tips for Elders to get ready for Winter. You should have an…

201404.28
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Anti-Lawyer Political Ad Criticized by ABA

An advertisement against a lawyer running for Governor in South Carolina has drawn the ire of the ABA, which sent a letter to Chris Christie (as chair of the Republican Governors Association) outlining the rule of law and the role of Defense Attorneys in protecting and preserving our rights and democratic society. I believe the ABA…

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New Handicapped Logo

New York City, among other places, has begun using a new logo for handicapped parking and accessibility. The logo is a variation of the old familiar one but is changed to give the impression of action rather than passivity. The goal is to show that persons with disabilities are not static and move around and…