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I am very excited to introduce a new feature of the Life Transition Blog, interviews with leaders in fields serving those in transition. My hope is to help you get a better understanding of the many professions that are at your service and will help you feel less overwhelmed. If you know of a profession...
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As regular readers of this blog know, I spend a lot of time writing about the importance of planning ahead for life’s transitions.  Recently, a client asked me to help develop a strategy for dealing with his adult daughter who simply refused to engage in the transition planning process he was trying so hard to complete....
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A new client was recently referred to me by her friend and neighbor due to concern that her friend’s affairs were not in order.  The client and her husband are in their late 80s.  The husband recently suffered a fall, leading to a series of medical problems from which he was not expected to recover. ...
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Open enrollment season is almost here, a bit earlier than usual! This year, Medicare beneficiaries can enroll or change their selection for Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans between October 15 and December 7. This is a full month earlier than in past years. Don’t wait until the last minute to evaluate your...
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People are living longer these days due to medical and other technological breakthroughs. Because of this, many people wrongly assume that they can put off getting their affairs in order for a few more years. However, exactly the opposite is true. Why? While living in a time with wonderful medical advances means that many of...
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Very often, older adults empower one of their adult children with the responsibility of handling finances when they can no longer do so. In other cases, one of the children will step forward to take over, sometimes without consulting with his or her siblings. What happens if the other siblings don’t agree with how Mom...
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When it comes time to care for an aging relative, especially a parent, it usually works out best for everyone if family members can set aside their differences. When a family first approaches me in search of caregiver coaching and support, I try to get a handle on where each family member is coming from...
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My husband of fifty nine years died recently and I’m feeling overwhelmed by day-to-day decisions. I expected to feel the emotions associated with grief but I never expected to feel helpless. My husband took care of our financial life and I’m really at a loss. I don’t want my children to know how much this...
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We’ve all met that person who carries on about how worried he is about the future or who talks about being afraid of what will happen to her. How often do we find ourselves thinking (or saying), “Why don’t you stop talking about it and DO something?” Why is it so hard to overcome worry...
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