HOBBIES ARE GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

Do you have a hobby? Hobbies can give meaning and purpose to your life in retirement. As Robert Putnam points out in his book, Bowling Alone, it’s easy to discount the importance of hobbies and social engagements. Putnam details the widespread decline in civic engagement, from PTA memberships to neighborhood potlucks and bowling leagues. Over a couple of generations, Americans have misplaced the concept of free time.

SPECIAL PLANS FOR YOUR SPECIAL PEOPLE

Lily is a beautiful, active and full of personality toddler who happens to have Down syndrome. Lily’s parents and I have been friends for years and I have the continuing pleasure of watching Lily and her siblings grow up. While Lily is becoming a physical therapy rock star and hitting all her milestones in a timely fashion, her parents have started planning for the future.

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WHY WE ENJOY OUR HOBBIES

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a hobby as “a pursuit outside one’s regular occupation, engaged in especially for relaxation.” Hobbies include anything from playing a musical instrument to gardening, bird watching or sewing. A hobby is a way of focusing on something you enjoy just for the sake of that enjoyment. It may also be a way to clear your mental palette. You could be stressed out by a situation at work or the challenges of raising children and need an escape.

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THE NEW NORMAL

those that otherwise would not have been able to receive legal services during the pandemic. Covid-19 forced us to use technology. And now we plan to continue.  Technology enables us to serve clients in communities a great distance from us and clients in medical facility settings. Our clients no longer have to travel for us to interact with them on such a personal level.  Thank goodness for video screens!  


Social Distancing

Because the elderly are at high risk for COVID-19 and other infection diseases, social distancing and the use of face masks or shields are incredibly important. While senior living facilities are beginning to lift visitation restrictions, we must continue to be vigilant. From phone calls, to video chats, to endless personal protective equipment, we are committed to provide safe legal services.


We wipe all relevant surfaces between clients, we seat lawyers and clients at a social distance, and we wear face coverings.


It is everyone’s hope that social distancing is temporary.  For now, we will continue to waive and chat from a distance but look forward to resuming handshakes and hugs.


Let us know how we may assist you and your family.

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COVID-19 HAS CHANGED EVERYDAY LIVES ACROSS THE GLOBE


As elder law attorneys, our clients are severely impacted and directly at risk. We continue to find creative ways to address the needs of our clients in the short term, while implementing policies and procedures to serve our clients in the long term.  


Long-term care

It has been very difficult for families over the past few months with the restricted access to hospitals, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities.  It has been difficult for elder law attorneys as well.  We are utilizing our contacts within those facilities, and technology, and sometimes even snail mail to ensure our clients receive the legal assistance they need.


The hard-working caregivers and medical personnel have made great sacrifices and we want to thank all those dedicated people on the front lines who are helping protect our most vulnerable and the families that support them.


Technology

Whether it is Zoom or FaceTime, the way we interact with others has changed. It may not ever go back to the way it was.  We have enjoyed helping our clients learn new technology.  We are thrilled to reach