Critter Corner: Making your Own Luck this St. Patrick’s Day!

Dear Hayek, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m feeling very lucky this year. I met the love of my life and I feel like the third time is the charm. We are getting married and blending our families. I do believe in luck, but I also … [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: 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: 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: How Does Medicare Advantage Compare to Traditional Medicare?

Dear Oakley, It is Medicare Open Enrollment season, and I’m deciding whether I need a Medicare Advantage plan or if I want to stick with Traditional Medicare. Do you have any research you can share on the subject to help me … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: New Research Shows How Having Pets Helps Promote Healthy Aging and Prevent Cognitive Decline

Dear Angel, I’ve been living alone for the past five years and I’m thinking of getting a pet to keep me company. I’ve heard about benefits of having a pet, but didn’t realize that there were cognitive benefits as well. What are … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Self-Management Education Programs for Chronic Conditions in Virginia, DC, and Maryland

Dear Hayek, I heard that there is such a thing as self-management for chronic conditions. I want to keep my chronic conditions under control and improve my quality of life and health outcomes, but I don’t know where to begin. … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: It’s Long-Term Care Planning Month!

Dear Angel, I heard somewhere that October is Long-Term Care Planning Month. My husband and I are nowhere near the need for long-term care services, as far as we know. Yet, I heard it’s never too early to plan. How and when do … [Read more...]

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