HEALTH CARE AGENTS AND ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATIONS

By Edward H. Adamsky

            The Massachusetts courts have a procedure to deal with people with mental health issues for whom the medical professionals would like to prescribe anti-psychotic medications. Based on the 1983 case of Rogers v. Commissioner of Department of Mental Health, the system provides for a Guardianship proceeding. The Court may appoint a person with authority to consent to extraordinary medical procedures such as anti-psychotic medications to treat the mental health …

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Beneficiary Designation Mistakes to Avoid By Edward H. Adamsky

Remember that your Will or Trust only controls assets that are not controlled in some other way. Many of your assets pass by Beneficiary Designation rather than through the terms or your Will or Trust. The common ones are Life Insurance and Retirement Accounts. You can also name beneficiaries on bank accounts with the ITF designation (a misnomer as it stands for “In Trust For,” but is really just a beneficiary designation) and you can …

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Planning for a Child with a Disability By Edward H. Adamsky

            As a parent of a child with a disability you may be anxious when thinking about your passing. It requires careful thought and planning. The choices available may impact not only your child with a disability but your other children and grandchildren. The needs of the child with a disability must be considered but the needs and desires of the other family members cannot be overlooked.

            You will want to consider the government …

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Elder Law News By Edward H. Adamsky

A major issue for many families is providing care for family members with disabilities. This may be a parent caring for an adult child with a disability or adult children caring for an elderly and frail parent. Most families willingly provide whatever assistance is needed by their loved ones. But our systems, and society in general, don’t usually value that care very well.

Every year AARP does a study of family caregivers and the …

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TYNGSBOROUGH BOARD OF HEALTH ~ Trash/Recycling

REMINDER: Social media posts don’t always make it to our office in a timely manner to be addressed and resolved quickly.  When residents have a compliment or concern, please contact the Board of Health (BOH) office directly by phone: 978-649-2300 x118 or email:  BoardofHealth@tyngsboroughma.gov.   Please leave a message any time, day/night/weekend, and we will respond to you as soon as possible or reach out to Republic Servcies on your behalf.  

Please use this …

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Aging In Place By Edward H. Adamsky, Esq.

Aging in place is the “gold standard” for seniors, at least according to many working in the senior care fields. But, is it really a viable alternative to retirement homes, assisted living, nursing homes and other care options? It is appealing to consider staying in the home you have known and loved for all of your life, but most homes and communities are not designed to provide for the needs of people as they age. …

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NEWHOUSE WILDLIFE RESCUE

Nonprofit Organization   Founded in November 2018

A licensed safe haven for orphaned or injured local wildlife. It is our goal to rehabilitate these animals so they can be released into the wild. Call 978-413-4085

m.me/NewhouseWildlifeRescue janeseeker@gmail.com

http://NewhouseWildlifeRescue.org

https://facebook.com/pg/NewhouseWildlifeRescue
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Town of Tyngsborough Elderly and Disabled Taxation Aid Fund – What is it and how can you contribute? – by the Citizens Taxation Aid Committee

            If you have ever looked at the bottom-third section of your quarterly real estate bill, you would have seen a chance to donate to the Elderly and Disabled Taxation Aid Fund.  This fund was established at a Special Town Meeting back in October 2003 when the voters of Tyngsborough adopted Massachusetts General Law Ch. 60, Sec. 3D which authorizes voluntary contributions to defray a portion of the real estate taxes of the town’s elderly …

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CAREER CENTER OF LOWELL

CAREER CENTER OF LOWELL
107 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852 978-458-2503
Informational Session for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
This information session will detail services offered by the SCSEP. The program is for those individuals 55 years or older and are unemployed.
Program includes:
…Paid-on-the-job training opportunities at minimum wage in your community.
…An opportunity to update your skills and learn new ones.
…Current job experience for your résumé.
…Job search assistance and …

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