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Are You Ready for Life?

An end of year planning opportunity: Donor-Advised Funds A donor-advised fund (“DAF”) is a separately funded or account that is maintained and operated by a §501(c)(3) organization, which is referred to as a sponsoring organization; consider it a charitable investment account. Once a donor makes a contribution, the sponsoring organization has legal control over it. However, you, as the donor (or your representative) retains advisory privileges with respect to the distribution of funds and the investment of assets ...

AtlantiCast

On this week’s AtlantiCast, find out why it’s easier than ever to receive care at Atlantic Health System, the Morristown Medical Center’s Heart Success program reaches a milestone in the fight against heart failure, quality healthcare that protects the environment and kicking off the holiday season with the Festival of Lights.  

Atlantic View

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has become the first hospital to implement the BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System, a unique tissue-sparing, CO2 laser-driven system which enables physicians to conduct complex surgeries in space-restricted areas of the body with greater accuracy and precision than ever before. While flexible fiber-based CO2 surgery has long been a method of safe and precise laser treatment for complex head and neck surgeries at Morristown Medical Center, the new BEACON Laser System from ...

At Your Library

Call for Donations:  Are You Replacing Your TV? If you are getting a great new TV this holiday season and are not sure what to do with the old one, we have a solution for you!  We could use a few flat-screen TVs for our Arcade Weekends.  This popular event still uses old bulky TV sets.  They may be of historic interest, but take up too much storage space and are hard to carry for each gaming weekend.  We are looking for TVs that are in the 30 to 40-inch size range.  If you would like to donate, please ...

Chatham Holiday Gift Guide

Shop local this holiday season, and support the locally owned and operated small businesses.  Below are some special offers and holiday messages from the business community. Check back as new deals/promotions and businesses will be added daily. The Village Play Cafe is offering 20 percent off Open Play Memberships and 20 percent off the first month for those who register in the month of December. Located at 17 Watchung Avenue in Chatham, The Village Play Cafe offers: Explore, drop-in indoor play space; Inspire, classes in a ...

Dad in the Box

As part of my continuing education series on things I know nothing about but will explain anyway, I think it is time to tackle dryer repair. As we all know, a dryer is a big heavy metal thing with buttons and knobs that dries clothes.  This is not to be confused with a washing machine which is also a big heavy metal thing with buttons and knobs that washes clothes.  It is easy to confuse the two. They look alike. Anyway, let's say one day you fill your dryer with damp clothes, turn it on, and nothing happens.  It is ...

Kevin's Corner

With everyone home for the holidays, the extra bodies, shower use, and cooking power in your home can really bring up the heat. While that’s nice for your heating bill, it may cause unwanted ventilation issues in your home. Kitchen Remember a few tips for keeping smoke out of your eyes and steam from coming out your ears while your kitchen works overtime: Use the hood fan to reduce all the steam rolling off your boiling stovetop items.  Open windows to create a freshening airflow. If you need more draft ...

Point View WealthPoints

Want to terrify yourself? Read statistics about aging and long term care. Today, about 6.3 million Americans need long term care.  That number is expected to increase to 15 million by 2050. Scarier still is that few individuals have the resources to pay for the necessary care. That’s why 83 percent of all care is provided by family members or friends. Unsurprisingly, 75 percent of caregivers are women. Setting the Parameters. It’s important to understand what long term care is—and isn’t. A person needs ...

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