New Jersey - Ocean, Monmouth Counties

Ocean & Monmouth


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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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Planning for the Future

Have you created an estate plan for yourself? Estate planning doesnt have to be overwhelming, nerve-wracking or boring. Its simply a method to outline your intentions for your assets and possessions if you are not able to take care of yourself or pass away.  Why do you need an estate plan? It gives you control now over events in the future. It can involve everything from who receives your financial assets and who your possessions are given to. Distributing possessions is often one of the hardest and most emotional parts of a loved ones passing. Having a complete inventory and clear direction makes things go much smoother for the remaining family members.  Another word that you need to know as you step into estate planning is probate. This is the legal process that administers and divides your estate according to your plan or local laws. Probate is the step in the process when any outstanding debts are paid, and other disputes are settled. This is the time when paperwork with the courts or localities is done, and assets are distributed if necessary.  How does WayForth fit in? Having a home inventory is helpful when all involved parties need to understand the value of the estate or decide what to keep and what to pass on or donate. WayForth will create a complete, detailed inventory for large and small estates and can also help with downsizing, coordinating donations, and clear-out and prep for sale services to help with your estate.   For help with your next move, contact WayForth's moving professionals today. Call us at 817-697-4478 or go to our website to learn more! 

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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 patient's 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.Editor's 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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How to Avoid Getting Emotionally Drained While Moving

If youve ever moved, you know its a huge job. Sorting, packing, organizing and dealing with a mover and other vendors takes large amounts of time and energy. But, what about the emotional challenge of moving?  To help you make the most of your experience and lower your stress levels, check out some of our most valuable tips for coping with emotions associated with moving: Acknowledge your feelings and emotions Allow yourself to feel your emotions, to avoid a breakdown. Ask for help Moving is a big deal. Ask friends and family to help you pack and deal with the emotionality of moving. Be thoughtful as you go through your possessions Take the time upfront to sort your items and determine whether to save, donate, or toss to avoid any frustrations later. Take time to really see your surroundings Your home is full of memories. Take time from your organizing and moving to remember all the important things that happened there.  Look ahead Take a trip to your new neighborhood or community and visit local spots. Your move is a new opportunity for discovery and growth.  Speak up During a move, its easy to feel overwhelmed and be swayed by others opinions. Remember to communicate your needs clearly.  Reserve some time for yourself Make sure that you schedule some down time. Breaks can keep your emotional and physical energy going through the moving process.   If youd like to learn how the professionals at WayForth can help with all the aspects of moving such as floor planning, packing and unpacking, downsizing, storage solutions, and more. Contact our experts at 817-697-4478 or go to our website to get started! 

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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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