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Healthcare Advocacy & Loving The Many Hats I Wear

This year I had the opportunity to help a couple move back to Central Pennsylvania. They had moved out of state when they were both in better health. Unfortunately, things changed drastically for the couple when George developed multiple medical conditions that ended up putting George in a wheelchair without the full use of his [...]

Sue’s Favorite Things: You Get A Gift, You Get A Gift, & You Get A Gift!

Every year Oprah Winfrey announces a list of her favorite things for the holidays. Usually, the items on the list are beautiful super-expensive items that make us all think that we need these things too! In fact, this year’s list has 107 items! Do we really need all of this stuff and would our lives [...]

Death and Taxes!

Benjamin Franklin was famous for saying “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” If we can’t escape death, then why do we cringe when asked if we have planned for our final ending? On Valentine’s Day, 2007, my father passed away during a record-breaking snow and ice storm. [...]

Have you ever considered a retirement community?

A few weeks ago I wrote about meeting with a new client who lived in a continuing care retirement community. She selected this type of living community because her husband had passed away, she doesn’t have any children, and she doesn’t want to be a burden to her remaining nieces and nephews if her health [...]

Are you going home for the holidays?

As we approach the holiday season, many adult children are planning on taking some time to visit their parents. Although these visits usually involve a large family meal and celebration, it is also a good time to see how well your parents are aging. If your mom or dad had a sudden serious illness, life-threatening [...]

Aging Alone: How To Plan For Your Future Medical Care

Ask yourself these questions… do you live alone? Are you among the 22% of people in the US who are 65 and older? If you answered YES, then you just might be in the “elder orphan” category. An elder orphan is described as an older individual without a spouse or children to depend on in [...]

Free Health Event with Sue Severino, November 13th

Is your current health condition, or that of a loved one, weighing heavily on you right now? Ask yourself these questions: > Are you facing the challenges of a new or existing health-related condition? > Trying to navigate the details of your treatment? > Struggling to understand the costs and coverage associated with your insurance? [...]

Women Helping Women: Caring For Your Heart Health

Did you know that women are significantly more likely to survive a heart attack if their emergency physician is a woman? In 1991, Dr. Bernadine Healy, director of the National Institute of Health, wrote about the unequal attention and treatment women receive for multiple health conditions. She called this the “Yentl Syndrome” - after the [...]

Sharing The Love: Tips For Siblings Caring For Aging Parents

Are you overwhelmed with the challenge of caring for your aging parents while raising a family while your younger brother Joe, who happens to be single, hasn’t offered to help? Well, you’re not alone, and here’s why. Cultural norms have lead to the expectation that women should shoulder the majority of caregiving responsibilities. For example, [...]

When Should You Get Your First Mammogram?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every October countries across the world bring attention to the importance of breast cancer awareness, research, and education. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women (excluding skin cancer) with about 246,000 cases per year in the U.S alone. More than 40,000 women die each year from breast [...]