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4 Key Questions to Ask if a Senior Family Member Refuses Care

It’s not uncommon for a senior to resist the idea of receiving care, especially from an outside source. Most seniors strongly desire to maintain their independence, and that doesn’t just mean living in their own home.

Elaine discovered this truth when she tried to hire a caregiver for her husband, who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

“I thought it ...

Putting Together a Plan of Care

"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark." Howard Ruff

Perhaps one of the most difficult conversations you'll have as an adult child is talking about end of life preparations with your parent. For many seniors, this conversation is as hard as the one about having to move to a full-time care facility.

But because, a senior's health can fail suddenly and ...

What Is an IRA Rollover?

If you leave a job or retire, you might want to transfer the money you’ve invested in one or more employer-sponsored retirement plans to an individual retirement account (IRA). An IRA rollover is an effective way to keep your money accumulating tax deferred.

Using an IRA rollover, you transfer your retirement savings to an account at a private institution of your choice, and you choose ...

A New Chapter for Retirement

John F. Kennedy once said, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”

This is certainly true of preparing for retirement. If we continue to expect that the ways of the past will see us through to our futures, we will be left behind. The methods that helped prepare us for retirement are quickly disappearing, and we ...

Is Market Timing a Smart Investment Strategy?

You may have heard that timing is everything. And in many walks of life, that may be true – but not necessarily when it comes to investing.

To understand why this is so, let’s look at three common mistakes investors make:

Selling investments and moving to cash when stocks are predicted to drop – If you follow the financial news on cable TV or the internet, ...

Invest in Your Family and Community

Why do you invest? For many people, here’s the answer: “I invest because I want to enjoy a comfortable retirement.” And that’s certainly a great reason, because all of us should regularly put money away for when we’re retired. But you can also benefit by investing in your family and your community.

Let’s start with your family members, particularly the ...

Tune-in to Todd's Podcast Discussing Remote Area Medical with Dr. Glen Goldstein

Click here to listen to this past Sunday’s show on WMTR 1250AM, which featured local Randolph dentist, Dr. Glen Goldstein, who joined us to discuss his involvement with the Remote Area Medical Clinic Volunteer Corps, and assisting in identifying victims in the 9-11 terrorist attack.

This coming Sunday, December 15th, from 8:00AM – 9:00AM, we are honored to have Laura and Chris ...

Governor Discusses Money Money Money

November 21, 2019

Dear Editor,

I am writing in response to the article titled Algae Bloom Powwow Brings Governor to Roxbury by Fred J. Aun published in your newspaper on Nov. 18, 2019.

I am happy to see there are initiatives being taken to help address Lake Hopatcong’s harmful algae. I wish there were more details on what the money is going towards to help these organizations, rather than focusing ...

Roxbury Day Care Center Receives 4-Star Rating

December 11, 2019

State-Administered Program Raises the Standard of Quality Child Care and Early Learning Across New Jersey.

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury Day Care Center, Inc., a private, non-profit organization dedicated to providing full-day care for children ages six weeks through five years, recently received a 4-star rating for its successful completion of the rigorous, research-based Grow NJ ...

Moody’s, S&P again mark Atlantic Health System highly on financial strength

MORRISTOWN, NJ – DECEMBER 2019 – Credit rating agencies Moody’s and Standard &Poor’s (“S&P”) recently reaffirmed Atlantic Health System with some of the agencies’ highest marks for independent health care systems in New Jersey, both agencies highlighting Atlantic Health System’s continued strong financial performance.

For a third year in ...

Park in Roxbury Would Expand 10 Acres Under County Plan

November 13, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - Veterans Memorial Park in Ledgewood will be expanded by more than 10 acres under a funding plan recommended Wednesday by a county panel.

The county Open Space Trust Fund Committee included the project in a list of six open space projects throughout the county it recommended for funding by the county freeholders.

The Veteran's Park expansion is slated to cost $28,000, ...

Roxbury Soldier Among Those Honored by County Freeholders

ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury man was among eight military veterans honored this week by the Morris County freeholders, who presented them with Morris County Distinguished Service Medals in advance of Veteran's Day.

The Roxbury resident, Todd Stawicki, is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, according to the county. He grew up in Bridgewater and went to ...

Hazardous Item Drop-off Next Week

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ – The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority’s free household hazardous waste drop-off event, the last one in 2019, will take place Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pequannock Valley Park, Marvin Road, Pompton Plains, 07444, rain or shine.

County residents are invited, but not businesses.

Don’t bring latex paint because that is not hazardous. Take ...