Flowers are blooming, the days are longer and, for many, summer "to do" lists are overflowing. Summer is, undoubtedly, in full swing and in all its glory.
The splendor of summer, however, can also bring with it days with extreme heat. Heat related illnesses can be life threatening! As such, taking precautions to keep yourself safe from heat stress during the summer months is extremely important. The Illinois Department of Aging has published common sense tips for beating the heat and keeping yourself, along with your family and friends safe. Regardless of your own age and health status, we encourage you to check out these tips; and when possible, check on persons you know who may be at-risk.
A great way to beat the heat is to incorporate cooling off breaks -- ideally, in air conditioning. Indoor breaks are the perfect time to tackle indoor items on your summer to do list. For example, such a break might be the perfect time to review your estate and life care planning. Is reviewing your planning on your summer to do list? If not, we encourage you to add it to your list. If you have a plan in place, take a few minutes to review it to be certain that your current planning documents continue to accurately reflect your wishes. If your planning no longer accurately reflects your wishes; or, if you have not yet created your estate and life care plan, then make an action plan for getting legal advice and assistance to update (or to create) your estate and life care plan.
This summer, may you and yours stay cool; hydrated and healthy; and, may you take time to smell a rose or two!!
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Is your group in need of a speaker? If so, please do not hesitate to contact our office to discuss topic options and to determine whether one of our presentation topics aligns with the needs of your group.
Should you or someone you know wish to meet with one of our attorneys for assistance with (or to discuss options for): estate, life care, and/or long-term care planning; special needs planning; and/or, other planning matters, please do not hesitate to contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys. It would be our pleasure to meet with you to review your current planning and/or to discuss planning options for your consideration.
Additional Legal Services:
Selling and/or buying a new home; commercial property; and/or other real estate?
Starting a new business; or, need your corporate records updated?
Recently injured, and uncertain of your rights?
If any of the above apply to you, or someone you know, then please visit the website of our parent law firm, Mickey, Wilson, Weiler, Renzi, Lenert, & Julien, P.C., to learn more about the additional legal services we offer.
Reminder: Out of an abundance of caution and to do our continued part in helping to keep our clients, staff, and their respective families as safe as possible, all non-signing appointments for our elder law clients and for our estate and life care planning clients with the following attorneys: Connie Renzi or Katie Lenert, remain "virtual" (via video or telephone conferencing).
Help for those who may be struggling with mental health issues: If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues and is in need of assistance, help is available by calling or texting the recently launched three-digit dialing code – “988”. The new 988 dialing code to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, for mental health crises, is available throughout the United States. Additionally, veterans can now dial 988 and press 1 to reach the Veteran Crisis Line.