Most readers of this update are aware that the Village Green Community Center, Village Green Park, the pavilion and tennis…
Advances in science and technology suggest that we don’t necessarily have to resign ourselves to the awful choice between either being an increased hazard on the road or giving up driving altogether.
Recently I learned that two friends my age passed away suddenly, with little advance warning, and I wondered how readily the surviving spouses were able to sift through financial and legal details.
In the course of following up on personal medical matters, it came to my attention that I’d been taking a narrow look at depression. Readers may recall having read about the topic in previous columns. A trusted medical adviser offered a new perspective on what we call depression, and it seemed worthy of being shared here.
Search as I might, I couldn’t find an Aging Matters column on advance directives, though it seemed there had been one. The topic is a natural continuation of June’s column on powers of attorney.
What it is: An advance directive provides instructions about future medical care in the event one becomes incapable of stating one’s own wishes.