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Retirement Planning

Planning is Key 

July 2013

Issue 16            

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Nancy Gould, President Estate Planning Council of Putnam County

Planning is Key


It seems as though we are all encouraged to plan for the various events in life, from our child's higher education to disaster readiness to our own retirement.   


What about planning for the daily care that most aging parents will require to perform the activities of daily living?  


Do you plan to care for a parent?


If your answer is yes, when parents require assistance to live safely, what is the family plan?


Here is an article that provides insights and strategies. 

"Lots of people think of the possibility that their aging parents might need a little help. The parents may be struggling, but don't want anyone coming into their home.  They say "I'm fine" when their children suggest a helper.  So, they all wait."   


Click here to read more.

Staying Safe in Summertime Heat 


Summertime heat can be dangerous for anyone. Some people are at risk of serious health effects - even death - from getting overheated. Here's what you need to know about the effects of hot weather and what you can do to keep cool.   

  • Avoid strenuous activity and exercise. during the hottest part of the day.  Limit these activities to the early morning hours or in the evening.
  • Drink at least 2 -4 glasses of water per hour during extreme heat, even if you do not feel thirsty.  Avoid alcohol or caffeine.


Shared with permission from: Jodi Patrick, Crickett Care