About Renee Eder

Renee Eder is the Director of Public Relations for the Farr Law Firm, and gives the voice to the Critters of Critter Corner. Renee’s poodle, Penny, is an official comfort dog who she and her children bring to visit with seniors who are in the early stages of dementia at a local senior home once a month.

Critter Corner: FTC Urges Research Before Charitable Donations

Dear Hayek, I am thinking about giving charitable donations this month. I want to make sure that the charities I am choosing are legitimate and that most of the money I give goes to those in need. I also want to make sure I’m … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving from The Farr Law Firm!

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My Retirement Plan is You – Adult Children Giving Back to Their Parents in Retirement

Rebecca Danigelis, an immigrant from England, first visited the YWCA on Clarendon Street in Boston in 1978, after she attended rape counseling sessions. Five years later, she moved into a low-income apartment there with her two … [Read more...]

Critter Corner:  What are the Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise?

Dear Angel, I heard that exercise can not only help you stay young and fit, but also has an effect on the brain. Still, I am too lazy to get off the sofa in the cold weather. Can you explain some benefits of exercise that will … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Why Do Many on Medicare Still Struggle to Afford Needed Care?

Dear Oakley, My 70-year old mother, Lucy, is on Medicare, but she still seems to struggle to afford the medical care she needs, and often puts off making appointments. I thought Medicare was supposed to help make healthcare … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: IRS Announces Contribution Limits for IRAs in 2022

Dear Hayek, I heard that the Treasury Department has announced inflation-adjusted figures for retirement account savings for 2022. It seems that contribution limits are up for workplace plans. Are they also up for Individual … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What is the Virginia Auxiliary Grant Program

Dear Oakley, I was looking at your key elder law figures page to see if it had been updated for 2022. I see that there is something on there about Virginia Auxiliary Grants? What are they and how do you qualify? Thanks for … [Read more...]

Are There Universal Rules for Trusts in U.S. States?

Q. Last week, in your article about Power of Attorney documents, you discussed the Uniform Power of Attorney Act, a law that was created to give universal rules for POAs across the states that have adopted it. Is there a similar … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Why Would You Revoke a Revocable Trust?

Dear Hayek, This question is more for curiosity than anything. I know that revocable living trusts can be revoked. How would someone go about doing so and why would they ever want to? Thanks! Reva Cabull --- Dear … [Read more...]

David Hanson’s “Grace” May Be the Answer to Shortage of Senior Health Aides

Ever turn on the TV, scan Facebook, or check out viral news stories online and see Sophia, an extremely life-like humanoid robot? Well, if you haven’t seen her, Sophia is a robot that is designed to look very human that has gotten … [Read more...]

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