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April 2017 Newsletter

I can't believe spring break is right around the corner for our kids.  I know I am middle of planning right now with school schedules, activities, and quick vacations - not to mention working!

For those of us who can't get away, there's so much to do right here in Corning!  Did you know the Arts in Bloom event is coming up?  The 5th annual Arts in Bloom Art Trail is taking place on Saturday, April 29th from 10 AM till 7 PM and Sunday, April 30th, from Noon until 5 PM.  Scattered throughout Steuben County, there are 15 locations on the trail representing over 100 local artists.  You can experience live demonstrations at most locations throughout the weekend, and best of all, Arts in Bloom is a family-friendly free event.  You can find more information or download a program on the website by clicking this link

I hope to see you soon!


Shirts, pants, pajamas, toothbrush, phone charger, healthcare…check! You are packed and ready to jet set off on vacation. When planning vacation, many people typically focus on where they’re staying and making dinner reservations at the city's best  restaurants. When planning your next overseas vacation, however, should the first thing you look into be getting healthcare in your overseas destination? 

The answer is yes! First off, check your current medical coverage. Traditional Medicare doesn’t cover most issues you will face while abroad. Private plans, however, will provide coverage and supplement your Medicare Supplemental Policy (if you have one). Will you be traveling alone or in a group? If you’re traveling in a group, ask provider for information on group travel insurance. Be sure ask what is covered? Also, don’t forget to bring along your insurance identity. Travel medical insurance typically covers medical emergencies abroad. It will often reimburse unexpected medical costs or even help you locate local medical facilities. 

Do you have a special medical condition? If this is the case then travel insurance in the country you are traveling to may be critical for you. Extra preparation is necessary to be sure that you are covered if extra medical care is required, especially based on a preexisting condition. Be sure, when you travel, to take a detailed letter from a physician describing your medical conditions and any medication you take. Going to a country where English isn’t spoken? You may want to have that letter translated or provided to the company, if you are traveling with one.

In most cases, after purchasing overseas travel insurance you have ten to fifteen days to review your plan and get a better understanding of it. Be sure to check trip dates and details. If you realize that your plan will not cover your needs then you can cancel it. Read your plan details to figure out the time period in which you have to cancel your plan. 

Do your research and bon voyage! 

Don't forget, this is Part 4 of our Travel Safe! series. If you missed our previous installments, not to worry, you can read them by going over to our blog using this link

The week of April 16th through April 22nd marks the beginning of National Healthcare Decision Day. This week of awareness aims to get people to act on making decisions about their healthcare rather than wait.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement shares the mission of National Healthcare Decision Day (NHDD) is “to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. NHDD is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be.”

Do you have the capacity to make healthcare decisions? If so, now is the time to make them! National Health Care Decision Day calls for those that can have an input on the future of their health decisions to do so right now. This means taking the time to make the legal planning documents that both will give your selected decision maker the authority to act and serve as a guide for your wishes should you be unable to make decisions in the future. Specifically, you want to take three key steps:

Choose the right agent for you. In a healthcare crisis, you want to have selected a decision maker who will be there to make good decisions on your behalf. You need to select a person who can make the right choices based on your needs and wants.

Talk to your decision makers so they know what your wishes in the event of a crisis. Let them know what they are in charge of and how you want key healthcare decisions handled.

Make the legal documents. Your healthcare decision maker won’t be able to protect you if you don’t plan ahead. Take the time now to meet with your attorney and get the documents in place to protect you.

Communicating and documenting your wishes will protect your healthcare decisions and wishes in the case that you were no longer able to make them for yourself. This dramatically improves the quality of life should the time come and reduces the stress and uncertainty your decision maker will face. 


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We hope to see you at the upcoming community events where Patrick will be speaking:
5 Critical Estate Planning Documents
Monday, April 24th at 1:00 pm (ET) at The Corning Library

What to Expect After a Loved One Passes Away
Wednesday, May 3rd at 1:00 pm (ET) at The Corning Senior Center
Easter Eggs

1 dozen eggs
Assorted Food Colors and Egg Dye

In a large saucepan, layer the eggs. Add enough water to cover eggs by at least one and half inches and cover the saucepan.

Bring the water in the pot to a boil. Remove the pot from the heat and let stand for 12 minutes.

Pour out hot water and add cold water to eggs to cool them. Run water until eggs are cooled.

Prepare the egg dye according to the package directions. Dip cooled eggs for at least 5 minutes using a slotted spoon to remove. Allow eggs to dry on wire rack. Hide and enjoy!
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