Estate and Medicaid Planning: here’s what you need to know
Are you prepared?
Friends Life Care recently held a webinar with Intervention Associates on-staff attorney E. Nego Pile Esquire, to review everything you need to know about estate and Medicaid planning. This post shows a high-level overview of Nego’s presentation, however you can view the entire webinar at the end for more detailed planning information.
Planning your estate
One of the most important reasons to appropriately plan your estate is to ensure that you are leaving the legacy that you want to leave….

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Enjoying a Purposeful, Long, & Healthy Life
How does moving to Sardinia sound?
What if the move promises you a purposeful, long, & healthy life? Five communities in the world, Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Loma Linda, California and the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, have the lowest rates of middle age mortality, dementia, longest- lived women, highest concentration of centenarian men and some residents who live ten more healthy years than the average American.  These areas have been identified as the “Blue Zones”.
The Nine Lessons of Blue …

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Every August, teens leave home for college and embark on a new and exciting chapter in life, but they are not the only people facing a new beginning. Parents left with a suddenly empty nest must also begin again and live a life without kids residing in their home. Managing this transition is tricky for kids and adults.
Some parents must deal with the sadness of children leaving the nest, while at the same time, handling an aging parent. While one family member is preparing for life on his own, another is slowly becoming more dependent on adult children for support. These s…

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Forget Me Knot Walk & Run
Friends Life Care Partners participated in a fundraiser last weekend.   Carol Barbour, CEO, helped to introduce the event welcoming over 150 participants. She was joined by other Friends Life Care Partners team members to support the second annual Forget Me Knot 5K and 1 Mile Walk & Run at Foulkeways’ community in Gwynedd .  Donations were raised for the Foulkeways’ community Music and Memory program.  The Music and Memory program brings the joy of music and music-triggered memories to individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s…

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In the classic children’s book, A Light In the Attic, author Shel Silverstein proclaimed:

“There are no happy endings.

Endings are the saddest part, so just give me a happy middle, and a very happy start.”

Silverstein was right. There’s often nothing happy about the end of anything, especially the passing of a spouse, parent or beloved pet. But ending and loss are moments every human will experience.

Of course, loss is not just death. Loss can include life changes that are positive ones such as a child moving away to college or out of the country for…

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