Opinion Archive

Would a reverse mortgage the work to your financial benefit?

With all the news about home foreclosures, is it a safe time for older adults to consider a reverse mortgage? This question was posed to me by an older person recently. The answer is yes, if you do your homework and know your lender.

Adult abuse and neglect often go unreported

The social worker tapped on the door several times. He held a file in his left hand containing an Adult Protective Services referral that said a neighbor had called concerned about Mr. Dahlberg. The door opened just a crack, enough for the social worker to see the gaunt expression of a frail old man, stooped by age and poor nutrition.

One woman

Last week I wrote about becoming


When I was 30 and began wearing a suit to work, I was surprised when people would sometimes call me Mr. Brown. Not surprisingly, the inclination for people to do so has increased over the years, but today I tell them the same thing I did when I was 30,

The deadline to file for the Homestead Exemption is Oct. 1

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Many people feel their actions have little or no impact on the Tri-State region’s air quality. However, through simple changes in daily routines, every person can help reduce ozone and particulate matter pollution. The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) asks that everyone do their share for cleaner air.

AARP program could help you drive safer and save money

My dad is 89 and still drives. On a rainy night not long ago he backed into another car in a parking lot. A friend, age 86, while driving in a construction zone slipped off the edge of the road and struck a safety cone. Another friend, age 76, recently pulled in front of another car that was approaching faster than he realized.

Seniors will enjoy a reunion of the 50/50 Club performers

The day is always hot and sometimes it rains, but the weather doesn

Good friends, fishing, and food – it doesn

A soft fog drifted over the still green water of East Fork Lake as George and Ruth Ann Rooks slipped their pontoon quietly into the water last Friday morning. Their destination was a cove a few minutes around the bend that has come to be known by the locals as Rooks Hollow.

The water still flows past the family homestead in Cornett

I spent this past weekend in southeastern Kentucky at the home of Yvonne

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