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Helpful Tips for Seniors When Talking to the Doctor

Do you get as much face-to-face time with your physician as you’d like? If the answer is no, you aren’t alone. In a 2017 national survey commissioned by The Physicians Foundation, just 11% o...
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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Ten Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving More Meaningful

Although Thanksgiving is often reduced to food and football, there’s much more to consider at this special time of year. Gratitude has so much to offer—not just you, but also to everyone ...
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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thanksgiving at the Pavilion

An event dedicated to serving families in need in and around Baltimore County. Please see details below:  
By VGFS
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Top Resources for What Medicare Doesn’t Cover

While Medicare covers most health care services, there are some important things it excludes. If you’re new to Medicare or will soon be a participant, it’s wise to get to know what&n...
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Friday, November 8, 2019

Five Creative Ideas for Military Funerals

When a military service member or veteran passes away, a meaningful final salute is in order. These brave men and women made tremendous sacrifices for our country and ...
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Cyber Grieving: Dealing with Death on Social Media

Social media has the power to simultaneously reach a vast network. When a death occurs, it can be a helpful tool for announcing the loss to friends and family, as well as for sharing plans for the ...
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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Music to Your Ears: Choosing the Perfect Music for a Funeral

My grandfather, Pappy, was a huge lover of jazz. In his younger years, he played the sax in a jazz band that was immensely popular throughout the Chicago area. He even met Dizzy Gillespie and Louis...
By VGFS
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Sunday, October 6, 2019

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