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Live well. Age well.

SUPPORT WOMEN'S HEALTH ON NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY (2/3/17)

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 -- Let’s brighten up this gray Capital Region winter – and save some lives – on Friday, Feb. 3, National Wear Red Day.

The American Heart Association is uniting with companies, community organizations, families and friends to “Go Red” on Friday, Feb. 3 to spread the message that heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined.

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SELLING YOUR HOME: TIPS FOR SENIORS

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 -- When you are ready to retire, your home could be one of your most valuable assets. Therefore, selling your house at retirement age presents a different set of considerations than when you were younger. Whether you’re downsizing, buying in a new community or moving in with family, it takes careful planning to get the most out of your equity.

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SAFETY TIPS AND CONSIDERATIONS FOR OLDER DRIVERS

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 -- As we age, it's normal for our driving abilities to change. By reducing risk factors and incorporating safe driving practices, many of us can continue driving safely long into our senior years. But we do have to pay attention to any warning signs that age is interfering with our driving safety and make appropriate adjustments. Even if you find that you need to reduce your driving or give up the keys, it doesn't mean the end of your independence. Seeking alternative methods of transportation can offer health and social benefits, as well as a welcome change of pace to life.

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5 STEPS TO GETTING ORGANIZED IN 2017

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 -- The good news? You will be permitted to eat all the chocolate that you would like! The bad news? You will be de-cluttering! (Maybe while eating some of that chocolate!)

It’s that time of year when we make our resolutions and vow to stick with them. Really, really stick with them!

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LEGAL AND FINANCIAL PLANNING: A GIFT FOR OTHERS

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 -- Not long ago I was sorting through boxes of slide transparencies of photos my parents took when I was young in order to scan them and store them on a DVD. Not surprisingly, many of the pictures were taken during the holiday season. As I sorted through them, I recalled different gifts my parents gave me: the American Flyer train set, my first bicycle, my first “adult” watch, etc. Of all the gifts my parents gave to my siblings and me, none were more appreciated than the legal and financial planning they did later in their life.

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HOME VALUES DECODED

Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 -- If you're thinking about downsizing anytime soon, you may be wondering: What’s my home worth right now, and which home value is the one I need? There’s actually more than one answer, according to Scott Halliwell, a certified financial planner at USAA. He says your home has three potentially very different price tags based on:

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NO HOLIDAY TRAUMA HERE!

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 -- Have you ever noticed in yourself, or someone else, the internal tension growing as the holidays approach?  I’m talking about tension to the extent that sleep is lost, jaws are sore from grinding teeth, and the inability to put a cohesive thought together.  Growing up in my house this was referred to as “Turkey Trauma,” and I am here to tell you that the trauma is real.  The good news is that it does not have to be!

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TIPS FOR SAVORING THE FESTIVE SEASON

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 -- As we approach the holidays in this special election year, most of us are under unusual pressure due to the state of the nation and state of “mind.”  The recent political debates have suggested that the morale fabric of our national values is unraveling.  Never in the history of election debates has such slander, mud and accusations been hurled.  

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WORLD STROKE DAY

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 -- Join the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Colonie Center, in front of Boscov’s, to mark World Stroke Day.

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DOWNSIZING AND ORGANIZING: TRICK OR TREAT

Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 -- This month, as a nod to Halloween, we have compiled our top “tricks” and the “treats” of organizing and downsizing. Take a good look at the list of “tricks.” These are some common tips that we use to assist in the process. The “treats” will encourage you to get started on the journey!

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