According to a report from The American College of Emergency Physicians dated in early 2016 a majority of people in the United States do not have the proper type of power of attorney to cover health care or financial issues. In fact, “only about a quarter of Americans currently have an advance directive – like a living will.”… Read More


Time gives the appearance of both standing still and passing quickly. Even as mature adults we envision our parents as parents, not as individuals. Each person has a story to tell. Following generations will value knowing the people who were a part of the formation of their family and identity.… Read More


It is the 6th leading cause of the death in the U.S. and every 66 seconds another person is diagnosed. Knowing the warning signs helps recognize the onset of Dementia. Most people associate Alzheimer’s disease with memory loss, but it is more than just forgetfulness. It is common for people to become forgetful as they… Read More


He grew up milking dairy cows, slopping hogs, gathering eggs and husking corn. He ate homemade bread, meat raised and butchered at home and drank unpasteurized milk. Elmer went to church every Sunday and when Uncle Sam called him to unknown corners of the world during the war he did not hesitate. Elmer married, went… Read More


There are many directions and options to take based on experiences with family or friends. Though your thoughts and circumstances may change over the years, now is the time to discuss with your adult children feelings and preparations previously made. It is best to think ahead and preplan. Keep your loved ones informed. Creating the… Read More