DURABLE HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY AND HEALTH CARE PROXY

One of the most important estate planning tools in Rhode Island is the Durable Health Care Power of Attorney under Rhode Island General Laws 23-4.10 and in Massachusetts the Health Care Proxy under Massachusetts General Laws, Ch. 210D.  In both states these allow a person to designate a family member or friend to act on […]

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE FOR AN ESTATE PLAN

Having practiced for nearly 30 years I have had the pleasure to assist many clients with estate planning.  Often I am asked the question of whether it’s to late to set up an effective, asset protecting estate plan.  The simple answer is no it is never too late.  In fact, as we grow older it […]

Audette makes giving top priority

You see him everywhere. Like the “energizer bunny,” sporting gray whiskers and a plump belly, semi-retired Pawtucket businessman Paul Audette has always been an advocate for the “voiceless” in the City of Pawtucket and surrounding communities. Watching out for the elderly, he became a volunteer ombudsman for the Alliance for Better Long-Term Care. He even served […]

Serving children & families

Rhode Island Family Court Chief Judge Haiganush R. Bedrosian accepts her Salute to Seniors citation from “Senior Digest” Publisher and Editor Paul V. Palange during a presentation at the J. Joseph Garrahy Judicial Complex in Providence. Judge Bedrosian was the subject of the Salute to Seniors feature in the September issue of “Senior Digest” for […]

Bedrosian loves solving problems

When Haiganush R. Bedrosian graduated from Brown University in Providence in 1965 with a political science degree, she wanted to further her education to become a lawyer. She was told, however, that “women don’t go to law school,” so she went into teaching. Bedrosian’s desire to become a lawyer didn’t diminish while she instructed fifth-graders at […]

On a mission with x-ray vision

Kathy Moore accepts her Salute to Seniors citation from “Senior Digest” Publisher and Editor Paul V. Palange during a presentation in Slater Memorial Park in Pawtucket. Moore, 63, of Pawtucket was the subject of the Salute to Seniors feature in the August issue of “Senior Digest.” With her own money, the retired medical imaging technician […]

Music Hall of Famer

Michael “Duke” Robillard, left, accepts his Salute to Seniors citation from Bankers Life and Casualty Assistant Regional Director Gregory Gelineau during a recent presentation at the firm’s office in Warwick. Robillard, 65, a Rhode Island native, was the subject of the Salute to Seniors feature in the July issue of “Senior Digest” for his many […]

Creating waves of change

Walter V. Burke, right, accepts his Salute to Seniors citation from Bankers Life and Casualty Branch Office Coordinator JT Buco during a recent presentation at the firm’s office in Warwick. Burke, 63, was the subject of the Salute to Seniors feature in the June issue of “Senior Digest” for all the work he has done […]

He’s got the beat

Thomas A. Bosco, right, accepts his Salute to Seniors citation from Bankers Life and Casualty Assistant Regional Director Gregory Gelineau during a recent presentation at the firm’s office in Warwick. Bosco, 70, was the subject of the Salute to Seniors feature in the May issue of “Senior Digest” for his efforts to produce a 55th anniversary […]

It’s time to dance

Thomas A. Bosco says he has been in a nursing home a dozen times in the past 15 years, recuperating from operations. “I have had every part replaced,” he said, “my shoulders, my hips, my knees, my ankles… I have osteoritis.” The operations have failed to slow down the 70-year-old businessman, who is on a […]