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Seniors Fighting Social Isolation

  Riverdale Senior Services (RSS) is a nonprofit agency that champions older adults and their families through their wellness approach and in every aspect of their operations and facilities. Bernie and Julie Dalton, Executive Director of RSS and aging services professional, discuss how senior citizens can fight social isolation and the stigma of getting older with social, physical and education programming, caregiver support, volunteer work and the opportunity to live …

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Bernie speaks with Adam Davis, LMFT and Adam Johns, MA Ed, founders and executive directors of Game To Grow, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded on the belief that games have the power to improve people’s lives. Adam and Adam combined their training and expertise in family therapy, education, and drama therapy with years of experience as gamers and facilitators to harness the power of tabletop role-playing games to improve players’ …

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EPIC Players is a nonprofit, neuro-inclusive theatre company dedicated to creating professional performing arts opportunities and supportive social communities through the arts for people living with developmental disabilities. Through neuro-inclusive mainstage productions and showcases, skills-based classes and career resources, they aim to break down social stigmas surrounding neuro-diverse communities, increase employment opportunities and increased inclusion in the arts. Talia Eapen, Director of Operations, Harrison Gottfried a performer coming back to …

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CaringKind is New York City’s leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia care giving. With over 40 years of experience, they work with community partners to develop the information, tools and training to support individuals and families affected by dementia. On this podcast, Jed Levine, President and CEO of CaringKind, joins Bernard A. Krooks to discuss how Alzheimer’s patients, caregivers, and their families can utilize CaringKind’s program and services including a …

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Should You Write Your Own Will?

New York Long-Term Care Planning Attorneys

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq. Recently, several clients have asked whether they could write their own will.  I am sure that many more have thought about this, but haven’t asked.  I think the better question to ask is:  should you write your own will?  After all, there are several online services available to help and how complicated can it be, right?  Let’s discuss some of the things that can go …

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By:  Bernard A. Krooks, Certified Elder Law Attorney Generally speaking, there are two kinds of special needs trusts. Those set up to handle money owned by the beneficiary (like a personal injury or medical malpractice settlement, for instance) are usually called first party special needs trusts.  Those set up by someone other than the beneficiary, to handle money not belonging to the beneficiary, are usually called third party special needs …

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