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Elder Law Newsletter - March Legal Update

03.02.2017

Chambliss Elder Law Newsletter is a bi-monthly e-newsletter of legal developments and other trends of vital interest to seniors and their advocates. This newsletter is brought to you by Dana Perry and other members of the Elder Law Practice Group of Chambliss Law Firm.

Chambliss Law Firm Monthly Editorial

Top 10 Active Aging Life Hacks
by Amy Boulware, Care Manager (LAP MSW)
 
Recently, I was fortunate enough to be invited to a dear friend's 90th birthday celebration. Living nine decades is a feat for sure, but the number of years isn't my friend's true accomplishment. Over the years, he has quietly acted out of kindness with a desire to put others' needs before his own. While he often deserves recognition for his good deeds, he stays out of the spotlight and focuses on lifting others up.

You wouldn't find him boasting or talking about all of the things he does for the community. He just goes about each day quietly making a difference in the lives of those he touches. As I was sitting at his birthday celebration listening to others talk about how his actions had impacted them and the community, I began to reflect on what makes a life well-lived. Longevity is not really the answer. 

Working in elder care, I have interacted with many people at the end of their lives. Some are surrounded by those who love them, while others are all alone. Some are financially well off with many tangible possessions, while others are living paycheck to paycheck.  These things don't really define a person. 

As we age and care for others who are aging, it's important to reflect on life and how we might improve it by challenging ourselves and trying new things. I came up with my own Top 10 List that you can take and personalize to fit your needs and evolving life goals. [Click to read the Top 10 Active Aging Life Hacks.]

Things to Remember at Tax Time

Tax day is fast approaching, and you want to make sure you're taking advantage of all the deductions you're entitled to. Read more ->

Cost of Some New Long-Term Care Insurance Policies Rise in Latest Survey

A couple who are both age 60 and who purchase new long-term care insurance coverage can expect to pay between 6 and 9 percent more compared to a year ago according to the 2017 Long Term Care Insurance Price Index.  Read more ->

Is It Better to Use Joint Ownership or a Trust to Pass Down a Home?

When leaving a home to your children, you can avoid probate by using either joint ownership or a revocable trust, but which is the better method?  Read more ->