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Apr 29, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Internet Safety and Avoiding Online Scams - Senior Tech Support Online Workshop

Learn how to stay safe online, increase your awareness of different types of scams, and how to avoid getting involved in one.Registration Required - Click Link Below to Register During this workshop attendees will learn about and get questions answered regarding the following topics:1. The Basics of Internet and Online Safety2. SPAM vs. Scams. What's the Difference?3. Device Privacy Settings4. How to Create a Strong Password5. Types of Internet Scams6. How to Spot an Online Scam7. What to do if you are a Victim of a Scam Attendees will also receive a link to a recording of the presentation.

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ComForcare Home Care

Non-Medical 277 Fairfield Rd, S311, Fairfield, New Jersey, 07004

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Sunrise of Summit

Assisted Living 26 River Road, Summit, New Jersey, 07901

At Sunrise of Summit, residents like you enjoy highly personalized assisted living and memory care services, delivered by talented team members who will empower you to live every day to its fullest. In your new community, you will find relaxing common areas and a lovely private suite that has been designed for comfort and safety. We also hope you will explore our gardens, patios, and walking pathsall adding character to our community. Days here can be spent as you like, engaging in one of the many activities or enjoying quiet conversations

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Sunrise of Westfield

Assisted Living 240 Springfield Avenue, Westfield, New Jersey, 07090

Often described as a cozy bed and breakfast, Sunrise of Westfield, allows you to enjoy active days filled with activities and socializing. Close to superb shopping, dining, and recreational activitiesincluding the well-known Paper Mill Playhouseour wonderful community offers something for everyone. We are resident-centric, aligning our programs and services with the wants, needs, and preferences of those who call our community home. Our dedicated caregivers find reward in providing excellent care.

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Sunrise of Lynnfield

Assisted Living 55 Salem St, Lynnfield, Massachusetts, 01940

In our beautiful community with gorgeous landscaping, you will be busy in the best way. We pay close attention to your passionsaligning them with programs on our activities calendar. We will develop a customized plan that meets your needs, aligns with your preferences, and can evolve as your needs and preferences change. The combination of this scalable plan with the higher levels of care and support we offer, including around-the-clock care and services often required by those with memory loss, makes us your ideal community to call home.

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Special Needs Trusts

Special needs trusts (also known as supplemental needs trusts) allow a disabled beneficiary to receive gifts, lawsuit settlements, or other funds without jeopardizing the disabled beneficiarys eligibility for certain government programs. These trusts are drafted so that the funds will not be considered to belong to the beneficiary in determining the beneficiarys eligibility for public benefits.Special needs trusts are designed not to provide basic support, but instead to pay for comforts and luxuries that could not be paid for by public assistance funds. These trusts typically pay for things like education, recreation, counseling, and medical attention beyond the simple necessities of life. Special needs can include medical and dental expenses, annual independent check-ups, necessary or desirable equipment (such as specially equipped vans), training and education, insurance, transportation, and essential dietary needs. If the trust is sufficiently funded, the disabled person can also receive electronic equipment and appliances, computers, vacations, movies, payments for a companion, and other self-esteem and quality-of-life enhancing expenses.Special needs trusts may be stand-alone documents or may be incorporated into a Last Will and Testament. Either way, these trusts may be a valuable vehicle for making transfers for the benefit of a disabled person.Donald D. Vanarelli, Esq., with offices in Westfield NJ, is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (by NAELA, accredited by the ABA), an Accredited Professional Mediator and an Accredited VA Attorney. Mr. Vanarelli, was selected as a Superlawyer in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and is a founding member of the New Jersey Elder Mediation Center. For more information, contact the Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli, 908-232-7400 or visit his web site at

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Discount Dental Plans

A discount dental plan is a program that allows anyone to go to a board-certified dentist in their own neighborhood and pay a reduced rate (usually half) for any work they need done. Discount dental services are fortunately available to everyone. You don't have to be part of a company or a group.There are literally thousands of dentists in the tri-state area that are willing to offer significant discounts on all services, including braces.These discounts can go as high as 60%. Coverage in these programs begin immediately without any kind of pre-existing condition clause and they have no annual maximum.Editor's Note: This exact program is also available in Health Discounts. To find out more about either plan call Mark Heller toll free at 888-866-8451.Author: Mark Heller 

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Pilonidal Treatment Center of New Jersey

As a leading provider of pilonidal treatments, the Pilonidal Treatment Center of New Jersey (PTCNJ) is a unique medical practice with pilonidal surgeons solely focused on the treatment and cure of pilonidal disease. Our pilonidal treatments include antibiotic management, emergency surgical drainage, surgical removal, laser ablation, and more. PTCNJ is the only center in the state dedicated to the treatment and cure of pilonidal disease. We treat our patients with an emphasis on compassion, competence, and professionalism. Contact us today to find out what a pilonidal cyst doctor can do for you.Our pilonidal surgeons are specialized in pilonidal cyst surgery, simple pilonidal cystectomy, antibiotic management for pilonidal disease, emergency surgical drainage and pit picking. Visit our website to learn more about pilonidal diseases, symptoms and treatments.More information!Business email: info@ptcnj.comPhone number: (862) 267-0388Hours operation:Monday-Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM ; Thursday - Friday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PMSocial media:Facebook | Blog

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Hospice Can Help:Evaluating End-of-Life Care Options

If you or a loved one were facing a terminal illness, would you know where to turn for information about end-of-life care?Every year, half of the American population will be touched by the death of a friend, family member or colleague. Hospice providers across the country are united in urging all adults, regardless of age or circumstance, to learn more about end-of-life care options that can transform dying into the final act of living well.There are four general questions that should be explored before one is touched by the unsettling reality of a terminal prognosis, explains Ann Klein, RN, VITAS patient care administrator in New Jersey North. They are: 1. How will pain be managed? 2. If the patient prefers to remain at home, what kind of assistance and in-home care will be available? 3. What role can family members have in patient care? 4. How will the spiritual and emotional support necessary for quality end-of-life care be administered?Hospice is an end-of-life care option that answers all four questions, Klein says. Tailored to the needs of each patient and family, hospice provides care to patients diagnosed with a terminal illness. It includes expert pain management, but also goes beyond medical care, providing emotional and spiritual support that most Americans believe is an important aspect of end-of-life care.Hospice care is provided by a multi-disciplinary care team comprised of doctors, nurses, home health aides, social workers, clergy, and trained volunteers. Hospice care typically is provided in the home, allowing the patient to stay in a familiar setting surrounded by family and friends. Home is loosely defined, so terminally ill residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities can receive hospice care without having to consider moving.Medicare, Medicaid and most private health insurance plans provide coverage for hospice services. The Medicare Hospice Benefit is an all-inclusive benefit and includes coverage for physician services, nursing care, home medical equipment and medical supplies, prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications related to the patients terminal illness, counseling, spiritual support and bereavement support for the patients loved ones. Patients and their families receive all benefits without any additional co-pays or ancillary payments.Editors Note: This article was submitted by Robin Marshall, General Manager of VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of New Jersey North. For more information about hospice, visit the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization,, or call VITAS at 973-994-4738.

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