Marian LaSalle

Welcome to the Senior Estate Concierge Show. Today we are joined by our special guest Estate Planning, Probate, and Medicaid Attorney Caroline Ortego from Ortego & Urech, PLLC.. We will be discussing a very important topic - Meeting the Special Needs of Older Adults and their Families. Preparing for your future, so you can Focus on your Present. Live Interview
 
Interviewed by Marian LaSalle
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Caroline Ortego
Website - ortego-urech.com
Phone
281-712-7350
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We take great pleasure in inviting you to our show covering topics of concern to seniors, with resources and special guests. We share opportunities for education and information. We also introduce you to our special guests who will add to the experience.

Come join us and find that support and service you’ve been looking for!
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Questions or concerns - contact Bill Graff or Marian LaSalle 713-401-9750, or email info@seniorestateconcierge.com ~ SeniorEstateConcierge.com
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Caroline Ortego Elderlaw Attorney
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Helping Families Prepare for the Future with Elderlaw Attorney Caroline Ortego

Marian LaSalle

Senior Estate Concierge all groups meeting at Belmont Village Hunters creek. Our speaker was fantastic and we were all so happy to be able to be together to share with each other on how to best serve the Seniors in our lives AND the caregivers too! Our Speaker was from Care Partners in Houston. We meet in person and on Zoom.

Senior Estate Concierge Meeting 6-28-22

We were very pleased to have Andrea Williams present the wonderful programs that Care Partners offers our Houston community. Thanks to all the wonderful service providers caring for our seniors!

Senior Estate Concierge All Groups Meeting
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June All Groups Meeting at Belmont Village Hunters Creek

Marian LaSalle

Welcome to the Senior Estate Concierge Show. Today we are joined by our special guest Michael Wingfield from Wingfield Insurance Solutions. We are discussing a very important topic - Medicare and YOU! 
Interviewed by Lady Lou Dewey 936-447-4747 TexasLadyLou1@gmail.com
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Michael works with the senior community to be their personal consultant for making decisions about Medicare. Many have expressed they are overwhelmed by the number of choices and find themselves confused by a complex system. Michael can clear up any questions you might have. Facebook - facebook.com/wingfieldinsurace 281-665-9511 mike@mikecaninsureyou.com LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/michael-wingfield-958777128 
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LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/the-senior-estate-concierge, and
YouTube youtube.com/channel/UCeR8-anBAEsUMEUa.

We take great pleasure in inviting you to our show covering topics of concern to seniors, with resources and special guests. We share opportunities for education and information. We will also introduce you to our special guests who will add to the experience. Come join us and find that support and service you’ve been looking for!

Medicare and YOU

Questions or concerns - contact Bill Graff or Marian LaSalle 713-401-9750, or email info@seniorestateconcierge.com ~ SeniorEstateConcierge.com
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 We air ‘live’ on Facebook & YouTube ~ Replays are available 24/7. You can also find us on all the popular Podcast platforms.

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Medicare and You with Michael Windfield

Marian LaSalle

Everyone should be on alert for credit card skimmers

The most common ones occur on the card readers at gas stations and ATM machines.  Thieves place them on or above the card readers to copy and steal your credit card information. This scam has spread from bigger cities into rural areas, so we should all be on alert for these devices.

How to protect yourself

  • One of the best ways is to pay inside, the scammers are getting better at hiding the skimming machines that sit on top of the machines

ATMs at banks are typically more secure and better maintained. Non-bank locations account for most ATM compromises

  • Choose the pump closest to the building or outside attendant
  • Avoid using a debit card, or run it as a credit card so you don’t have to enter your PIN
  • Set up alerts to see if your debit or credit cards are used for a 'card not present' transactions of $100 or more
  • Check your statement often, especially if you use high traffic airports and stores
  • Avoid the PIN pad, instead use the chip or the Apple Pay–type payment system. It's safer than swiping your credit card
  • Purchase gas-station gift cards. There’s no personal information connected to them, and since they have a limited value, your potential losses would be minimal
  • Use gas apps, which offer a safer way to pay at the pump
Scam Alert

If you want more information about this type of scam, you can go to the AARP website https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2016/atm-skimmer-scams-to-dodge.html

Contact the Senior Estate Concierge to find out more information about how we bridge the gaps in the senior services industry and provide a highly compassionate, trusted and caring team of professional solution providers and resources for seniors and families dealing with life changes and challenges. 713-401-9750 https://seniorestateconcierge.com

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Scam Alert

Marian LaSalle

‘National Renewal Day’ reminds us that we can embrace change and it can inspire us to better ourselves. Taking time to look at our behaviors, our habits, and our overall lifestyle every year, can give us the restorative boost we need to change. Self-awareness is the KEY.

We can start with ourselves and influence those around us as well.

Whether it’s remembering to get back on the healthy lifestyle path, falling back in love with an old hobby or rekindling old friendships, ‘National Renewal Day’ is the remedy we can use to improve our life and the lives of those people we love and care for.

We love to support seniors, caregivers and those who care about providing services to the seniors and their families. Please contact us to learn more. 713-401-9750 or SeniorEstateConcierge.com

National Renewal Day
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National Renewal Day

Marian LaSalle



A new study links higher levels of oxytocin to greater life satisfaction as we age.
Thanks to the scientists who research the chemistry in our brains, we now know WHY some people are nicer than others!!

People that release more of the neurochemical oxytocin are kinder to others and tend to be more satisfied with their lives. In addition, oxytocin release increases with age, showing why, on average, people are more caring as they get older.

Oxytocin

Oxytocin
Oxytocin is a neurochemical widely known for its role in social attachment, interpersonal trust, and generosity. Zak and his colleagues wanted to understand if the release of oxytocin changed with age, as is found with some other neurochemicals that influence feelings and behaviors.
“We have previously shown a link between how kind and generous people are, known as prosocial behaviors, and the release of oxytocin,” said Zak.

“Seniors spend more time volunteering and donate a larger proportion of their income to charity than do younger people, so we wanted to see if there was a neurochemical basis for these behaviors.”

The researchers recruited more than 100 people for the study, ranging between the ages of 18 and 99. They were each shown a video about a little boy with cancer, which previous work had confirmed to induce oxytocin release in the brain. Blood was taken before and after the video to measure the change in oxytocin.

 “Participants had the option to donate some of their earnings from the study to a childhood cancer charity, and this was used to measure their immediate prosocial behavior. We also collected data on their emotional states, to provide information on their overall satisfaction with life,” explained Zak.

Be kind, love life
“People who released the most oxytocin in the experiment were not only more generous to charity, but also performed many other helping behaviors. This is the first time a distinct change in oxytocin has been related to past prosocial behaviors,” reported Zak.

“We also found that the release of oxytocin increased with age and was positively associated with life satisfaction.”
The finding that helping behaviors improve the quality of life is consistent with many faith traditions and philosophies. Serving others appears to prime the brain to release more oxytocin in a positive feedback loop of increased empathy and gratitude.

Zak would like to repeat this study in a more ethnically and geographically diverse sample of people to see if the findings hold for different cultures.

“We would also like to conduct a longer-term measurement of neurophysiology using noninvasive wearable technologies to see what specific activities raise people’s satisfaction with life,” he concluded.

Author: Suzanna Burgelman
Source: Frontiers
Original Research: Open access.
“Oxytocin Release Increases With Age and Is Associated With Life Satisfaction and Prosocial Behaviors” by Paul J Zak et al. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience

#Oxytocin #kindness #seniors #empathy

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Higher levels of oxytocin leads to a greater life satisfaction as we age