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Knowledge is power


LGBT seniors face issues that others don’t

This is something we think about a lot, as many of the seniors in the LGBT community don’t have children […]
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5 Things You Should Never Say to a Person With Alzheimer’s

On a recent afternoon I walked into the spacious room belonging to Mary, a woman who has few visitors and whom […]
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Look! Up Over the Hospital! It’s Super Proxy!

We all entertain fantasies of being someone else, and mine lately is Super Proxy — a combination of Superwoman and […]
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Unequal Lives, Unequal Deaths

In my first year of practice in palliative medicine, I made house calls to patients in South Los Angeles. My […]
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Death Panels: An Obituary

It’s about time this myth was put to rest for good. We all need to be having these conversations, with […]
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The Books that Can Make Caregiving More Manageable

Experts and former caregivers write books and blogs, and create websites to provide information that will help make caregiving easier. […]
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Having “The Talk” – Facing the Needs and Realities of Aging

We need to talk to our loved ones about the practical needs of growing older.
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Older Drivers

How many of us have had to think and act on this reality? I certainly have. Here are some great […]
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To Age Well, Change How You Feel About Aging

The mindset can indeed lead the body. Changing attitudes around aging that include positive images, empowerment and wisdom can help […]
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The New Wisdom on Caregiving and Aging – An Interview With Sharyn Hoffman Fein

Sharyn Hoffman Fein is the President and founder of Ed-U-CARE™ Dallas, a Texas-based non-profit organization dedicated to compassion fatigue awareness […]
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LifeCycles: Resource Management for Lives in Transition

Knowledge is power, peace of mind and the source of sound decision making. It’s that simple. And so is LifeCycles: Resource Management for Lives in Transition. LifeCycles founder, Lisa Horowitz offers personal guidance to individuals, care-givers and family members when life suddenly throws you a curveball, and you realize nothing will be the same again.

There are so many decisions to make. LifeCycles has the medical, legal and institutional knowledge and resources to answer the most complex questions and to provide the most simple and cost-effective solutions to situations regarding: Medicare, Medicaid, long term care, health insurance, social security benefits, after life benefits, life insurance, survivor benefits, annuities, transitions to assisted living , benefits analysis, estate liquidation and more.

In the same way that patient advocates offer assistance navigating the complex new normal of the healthcare landscape, LifeCycles offers a holistic approach to managing and coordinating the details of the broader terrain surrounding difficult medical transitions.

Lisa Horowitz’s extensive professional and practical experience has given her a broad skillset suited to serving both traditional and nontraditional families. Her familiarity with difficult situations and formidable problem solving skills make her ideally suited to work on your behalf when you need help the most.



March’s #VolunteerSpotlight features Wilma, a 70-year-old, first time #DFTAVolunteer. On a rainy Tuesday afternoon, she volunteered her time through a Unique Opportunity with the...



DFTAVRC recognizes BlackHistoryMonth and Nelson Mandela’s commitment and legacy of service. Volunteer Tuesday

The Allen Senior Center


Stylin’ Seniors…The Allen Senior Center, at 166-01 Linden Blvd #1 in Jamaica, Queens, has a celebrity in its midst in Willie L. Goodwin, 81.

Bill, as he likes to be called,...


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