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: Will the Inflation Reduction Act Affect Seniors on Medicare?

Dear Angel, I heard about the Inflation Reduction Act and am hoping it will help Americans during this challenging time. With the rise in cost of everything these days, we can certainly use all the help we can get. What I’m … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Are You Celebrating Life This January?

Dear Raider, As we embark on the first few weeks of the New Year, I decided that 2023 will be my year to make a change and add more positivity and gratitude to my life. I heard that January was Celebration of Life Month. What … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Are Your Retirement Savings Are on Track?

Dear Oakley, My husband and I are hoping to retire in the next five years, but we’re not sure if our retirement savings are on track. Are there any useful benchmarks we can take a look at to give us a sense of how we are doing? … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Social Security Scams Are Linked to New Higher COLA

Dear Angel, It’s 2023, and with the new year comes a new higher cost-of-living adjustment. I can’t say that I am not excited about that. Unfortunately, I heard that there are some scammers out there trying to get their hands on … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Making the Holidays Comfortable for Loved Ones with Disabilities

Dear Oakley, My teenager with ASD and my child with Down Syndrome will be experiencing the holidays with our extended family — cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. We are expecting 25 people this year, for the first time … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Microboards and Self-directed Support Corporations

Dear Raider, I am a single parent of an adult child with severe autism and I am considering all of our options. I heard about Microboards and Self-directed Support Corporations, but don’t know much about them. Can you provide … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: A Urine Test for Alzheimer’s?

Dear Angel, I heard somewhere that there is a urine test for Alzheimer’s that is being tested? What do you know about this? Thanks for your help! Pete Tesst --- Dear Pete, It’s true. There is a urine test being … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: It’s International Fraud Awareness Week— Things to Know!

Dear Oakley, Senior fraud seems to be on the rise. I have had several friends who have been affected by it, unfortunately. I understand that it is International Fraud Awareness Week. What are some common types of fraud I should … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Veteran Caregiver Assistance Programs You Might Not Know About

Dear Raider, Welcome to the Critter Corner team! My father is a Vietnam Veteran, and my husband and I care for him in our home. I am wondering what caregiver assistance programs are available to help with caring for my dad and … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: It’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Month — Get a Free Virtual Screening!

Dear Hayek, I often experience memory loss. I am not sure if it’s just old age or other health issues, such as perhaps vitamin deficiency or lack of sleep. Are there any free virtual screenings that you know of that screen for … [Read more...]

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