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Correct in postponing bridge group

Q: I belong to a bridge card group that meets twice a month. Last week most of the members decided we should hold off on getting together for awhile in consideration of each other’s health. One member thought we were

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Do I really need a colonoscopy

Q: I have a group of friends who have a lot in common. We are all in our mid-seventies, active and in fairly good shape. None of us have any chronic medical conditions other than arthritis. Two of us are

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Legislative Proclamation for Hoarding Disorder Awareness Week Signed for 2020

For a second year in a row, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has signed a legislative proclamation, declaring May 25 – 29, 2020 to be Hoarding Disorder Awareness Week. The legislative Proclamation came into existence due to the diligence of Eileen

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Pets can benefit elder owners

Q: My elderly mother’s dog passed away several months ago. She sometimes forgets the dog is no longer here and she gets very upset when she can’t find him. I think it would be a good idea to get her

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How a Grandchild Can Receive Social Security Disability Benefits Under Their Grandparents’ Benefits

Nationally there are more than 3 million grandparents who are raising and financially supporting their grandchildren, and that number is increasing every year. Grandparents who are receiving either Social Security disability benefits or Social Security retirement benefits may be able

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Dividing assets among siblings

Q: Over the last several years my parents would talk with me and my siblings, asking if there was any specific items in the house we wanted. They met with an attorney and put the house and investments in a