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Health Care Surrogate: A Legislative Update

This is the first part of a series of blog posts about the changes in elder law during this year’s legislative session with many of these laws going into effect on or before October 1, 2015.  The update presents changes in the law regarding designation of Health Care Surrogate. Background Information about Advance Directives by the Florida Bar: The Florida Legislature has recognized that every competent adult has the fundamental right of self-determination regarding decisions pertaining to his or her own health, including...

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015

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Cognitive Health: An Important Part of Healthy Aging

September is Healthy Aging Month and we are highlighting several important issues for senior health.  We wanted to share a national initiative for cognitive health. The Healthy Brain Initiative by the Centers for Disease Control “Productivity, independence, and quality of life for millions of Americans depend on the nation’s collective ability to prevent and treat cognitive impairment and dementia, and to promote cognitive functioning for individuals living in our communities. To accelerate efforts to meet these goals and...

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015

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End Of Life: A Legislative Update in California

      California Legislature Passes Historic End Of Life Bill We would like to present a legislative update on the end of life option in California.  Although Florida has not introduced such a bill, we want you to know about issues impacting aging adults.  Special thanks to Compassion and Choices, a non-profit organization committed to having the best death possible, for providing the following update. Sacramento, Calif. – Sept. 11, 2015.  For the first time in five tries since 1995, the California...

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015

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September is Healthy Aging ® Month

How To Celebrate Healthy Aging — Official News Release From Healthy Aging Magazine www.healthyaging.net Think it’s too late to “re-invent” yourself? Think again. According to Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging® Magazine and executive director of Healthy Aging®, it’s never too late to find a new career, a new sport, passion or hobby. Worthington is the creator of September is Healthy Aging® Month, an annual health observance designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of...

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015

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