Category Archives: Legal

Elder Care and Assisted Living: Consumer Reports Overview

Sooner or later, for ourselves or our loved ones, it’s going to come up.  What is the difference between assisted living and nursing home care? What are the options for paying for it?  Here’s a good discussion from a source we have learned to trust – Consumer Reports.  Source: Elder Care and Assisted Living: Who Will Care for You? – Consumer Reports

Community Resource Directory

Here’s a great online resource to connect you with local services, opportunities, community events, and much more.  Well worth a bookmark!  Source: Community Resource Directory – Help Topics, Volunteering, and Things to Do

How to Prepare to Age Alone

A growing number of us have no kids, no spouse, and no logical caregiver.  Yet as always, our generation is rewriting the script, finding creative ways to age with dignity and support.  If you or someone you know is an “elder orphan”, this article could save you some sleepless nights! Source: No Spouse, No Kids, No Caregiver: How to Prepare to Age Alone | Wellness | US News

Why Are More Unmarried Older Couples Shacking Up?

Yes, it’s happening more and more.  Why? And could this be right for you and your partner?Source: Why Are More Unmarried Older Couples Shacking Up?

How Social Security Disability Benefits Work

Are you, or is someone you love, wondering about how Social Security benefits a actually work?  It’s a fairly complicated program, but can literally be a lifesaver for folks facing an uncertain future due to a disability.  This article explains it well – and gives you links to learn more.  Source: How Social Security Disability Benefits Work | GOBankingRates

Volunteer Spokane

Are you thinking about getting more involved in your community, or wanting to find some purposeful work to give shape to your days?  Here’s a great way to browse  volunteer opportunities that are available right now.  Source: Volunteer Spokane

Reverse mortgages: A few benefits, but use caution

Have you been thinking about a reverse mortgage? The commercials and ads sure make it seem easy and attractive, but as always there are caveats to consider before taking the plunge.  It’s a growing trend, but please educate yourself first!  Here is a good, objective start from our own Spokesman-Review:  Source: Reverse mortgages: A few benefits, but use caution | The Spokesman-Review