Communities Bring Together People of All Ages

Imagine sharing your land with a community of around 30 other families. You each have your own homes, but the land is cared for by all. Your neighbors range from young families with babies to single retirees, and everyone knows everyone else. You are regularly involved in planning activities with your neighbors, and you have… Read More »

Virtual Reality… It’s Not Just for Kids!

When you hear the words “virtual reality,” you might immediately think of a bulky black headset covering the face of a video game playing teenager. Although virtual reality is often associated with fighting pixelated monsters, these wearable machines can do far more. Putting on the goggles and headphones allows for complete immersion in a panoramic… Read More »

What is Age-Associated Financial Vulnerability?

Difficulty managing one’s own finances is one of the most common struggles encountered during the aging process. Whether it’s falling behind on bills, getting caught up in a questionable marketing scheme, or picking up a gambling habit, these new risky fiscal decisions can be alarming. Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have published a report explaining this… Read More »

The Importance of Accessibility in Public Spaces

As part of their “Contested Spaces” series, The Conversation has pointed out the desire of older adults to have more meaningful interactions with public spaces. Places such as parks and beaches seem like fun for everyone, but when they lack certain amenities, many people miss out on the enjoyment. Some requests mentioned in the article… Read More »

Come out and see us at Village Manor!

Come join us this evening at Village Manor Retirement Community!  Village Manor is holding a “Night of Services”, which allows Village Manor’s residents, their families and the community to learn about Village Manor and about senior services within the community. The people and businesses present to provide information include an elder law and estate planning… Read More »

Part B Premium Will Rise Slightly for Most Medicare Beneficiaries in 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has announced the Medicare premiums, deductibles, and co-insurances for 2017. After holding steady at $104.90 a month for four years, the standard Medicare Part B premium that most recipients pay will rise 4 percent to about $109 a month.  However, approximately 30 percent of beneficiaries will see their Part… Read More »

House Passes Health Package with SNT Fairness Act

Today, the House passed a major health care package that included the Special Needs Trust (SNT) Fairness Act. The SNT Fairness Act would allow individuals with disabilities, who have capacity, to set up their own special needs trust.  In September, the House passed an amended version of the SNT Fairness Act that contained several additional… Read More »

Happy Veterans Day 2016!

Happy Veterans Day to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Thank you for the sacrifices you have made to defend our nation and our freedom. Today I would like to share one of my favorite military songs because it speaks to the the impact of military service not only on our… Read More »

How will you spend your moment in time?

This is a re-print of Glenn’s Livingston Legal Corner article published August 24, 2016. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   “Time has a way of showing us what really matters”  ~ Unknown Author   I sat with Nora in her hospital room, having just finished helping her sign her legal papers.  Her mind was sharp, but her body was… Read More »