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For Caregivers: When to Contact Protective Services?

by: Margie Johnson Ware, Aging and Health Specialist. If you look at any website that discusses issues of aging, caregiving or preparing financially for anticipated Medicaid services, you probably see a number of questions like this: My mother lives across the country, and seems to have a new “friend” who has inserted herself into Mom’s Read more »

Is It Time to Talk? A Guide to End-of-Life Discussions

by: Margie Johnson Ware, Aging and Health Specialist Former Boston Globe columnist Ellen Goodman developed a program a number of years ago called “The Conversation Project.”  Because of her experiences with her own family, she realized that many people were reluctant to bring up the subject of end-of-life choices.  In some cases, parents said “I’d like Read more »

Were you Born in 1952? A Complete Guide to Enrolling in Medicare

by: Margie Johnson Ware, Aging and Health Specialist You know you’re getting old when your so-called “baby brother” is suddenly eligible for Medicare. And in the mold of big sisters everywhere, I decided to write up a checklist of all the things he needs to keep in mind as he considers his options and enrolls. Are Read more »