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Independent Living

Most of our parents and loved ones hope to live out their days as independently as possible. These wishes, however, need to be articulated. Discussing the lifestyle and health-related wishes of parents and older loved ones can be a somber experience, which is why many avoid the conversation for as long as possible. But as Elinor Ginzler, Director of Livable Communities, explains, having these conversations at a time when everyone is in good health, mentally and physically, will help to ensure the wishes of your loved one are met and carried out the way they intended. Seeking the input of your loved one will help them to live out the life they planned.

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