Navigating the processes to secure property and other assets postmortem seems a daunting task, one for which professional help can be a lifesaver.

Seniors are a rapidly growing segment of the population. With so many people living longer, it’s time to celebrate the perks of getting older …

Marla Luckhardt

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Sunday, I ventured out with Grandpa to one of our favorite restaurants here in Brentwood. We both got all dressed up, which in our case meant something other than sweatpants and an old tee shirt, got into the car and drove the five blocks to Chianti's for dinner. Freedom, if only for a few hours!

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As I write this, it’s Labor Day and I could swear I just heard Drew, the nice weatherman on television say it’s 113 degrees here in East Contra Costa County. No, I am not kidding, that’s one hundred degrees, and thirteen more on top of that!

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Every time I have a doctor’s appointment, which luckily, knock wood, is not that often, it is rare that I get lengthy instructions before the visits. Granted every once in a while, if I am having a blood draw done, they will say whether to fast or not and when I get my bone density tests, I …

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One of the nicest things about writing these articles is the emails I receive from you, my readers. With the current climate of our country, not to mention the current climate of temperatures over 100 degrees here locally, it is wonderful to get mail from folks who have positive and upliftin…

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For the last four months and some-odd days, Grandpa and I have stayed inside about 98% of the time, going out for only the essentials. While we have totally enjoyed each other’s company for the last 39 years, our relationship, like so many others, has been tested a time or two being together…

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At any given time of the day, you can turn on the news and hear about this awful coronavirus also referred to as COVID-19. Whatever you call it, it’s just plain awful. With the recommendation to stay inside as much as possible, lots of seniors are concerned about going to needed doctor appoi…

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Around every corner, there seems to be more and more kindness spreading. Yes, there are those that choose to argue or get their “Brooklyn” up as I like to call it. But for me, searching for these kinds of stories is what I love writing about. Lucky to receive calls and emails about people he…

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This is a whole new world. The pandemic that has literally taken over our regular routines has altered everything we do. “Caution” is the word of the times as we try to navigate the new normal. Grandpa and I have taken every precaution we can, but the underlying fear of catching this relativ…

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