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Pati Rader
Senior Spirit Newsletter
August, 2014      
Medical News
Medical News
Write Your Living Will Now to Ease Burdens Later
A living will is a legal document that indicates what medical treatments and life-sustaining measures you want or don't want. If the time comes when you canít make your own decisions, a living will can be valuable for your family and doctor and help ensure your preferences are honored. Click here to view article. 
Your Money
Lifestyle Trends
Passing on Your Passwords as Part of Your Estate
In an increasingly digital world, experts advise that your legacy should include your passwords, not just to your bank and financial accounts, but to Facebook, your website, frequent flier miles or anything else that might have value to your loved ones. Click here to view article.
Lifestyle Trends
Lifestyle Trends
Finding the Right Words at a Bad Time
In difficult situations, where we encounter a friend who lost a spouse or the neighbor who has cancer, we often donít know what to say. Experts and cancer patients provide advice and wisdom for those times when we want to offer comfort but arenít sure exactly how to do so. Click here to view article.
Senior Spotlight
Senior Spotlight
94-year-old Finds Success With Second Career as Painter
Thelma Frame is an inspiration to those who feel it is too late to learn creative arts in their advanced years. The 94-year-old took up painting after 40 years of teaching grade school. Last winter, her paintings were the subject of a retrospective at the Richmond Art Museum in Richmond, Ind. Click here to view article.
Coffee Break
Coffee Break
Tracking Your Medications
As we get older, many of us begin to take multiple medications, which can increase our risk for potentially dangerous drug interactions. To help us avoid mistakes, the Food and Drug Administration offers a ďMy MedicinesĒ brochure, which can help consumers track the medications they use. Click here to read more.
CSA Blog
CSA Blog
Headed for the Future: A Boomer's Guide to Returning to College
Itís never too late to return to academic life, and the wave of baby boomers flooding college campuses proves it. They are pursuing new and advanced degrees for encore careers, updating professional skills, and indulging their love of learning. Going back to school has never been more exciting. Click here to read more.
Famous & 65
Famous and 65
Famous and 65
View the celebrities turning 65 this month.
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  Certified Senior Advisors (CSAs) are professionals who come from a multitude of industries including  senior care, estate planning, transition services, insurance and real estate, as well as other professions that  work with older adults. CSAs are valuable sources of knowledge about the health, social, legal and  financial  aspects of aging and know where to find the necessary resources needed for older adults and their families. Located around the U.S., CSAs can be found by using the CSA Locator at http://www.csa.us/freeresources/csa-locator/.


Pati Rader, CSA
Certified Senior Advisor
Emaial: pati@patirader.com



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