Up front, I confess, I’m a dog lady. I have had dogs my entire life. They are a joy to me.
How do dogs relate to aging and estate planning? Studies show there are health benefits resulting from willingness and an ability to care for dogs. These benefits include:
- Fewer doctor visits.
- Less depression, less loneliness and isolation.
- More exercise. It is not an option; the dog needs to go for a walk at least once daily.
- Minimize heart problems. This probably relates to the exercise.
- Slows down dementia. You have to keep a schedule, you get the company and someone to love and care for if you have a dog.
If you are thinking about getting a dog, consider adopting an older one. They are over the puppy stage of chewing on everything and needing to learn dog manners. Talk to your veterinarian for help.
If you have dogs, cats or other pets remember to include them in your estate plan should they outlive you. Who will care for them? Do you want to provide some funds to pay for vetinariaan, food and other expenses? It does cost money to have pets.
P.S. We are having a “Pepper Party” to celebrate my dog, Pepper’s 18th birthday and to show our appreciation for you, our clients and friends. The date is Thursday, August 18, from 3-5:30 p.m. at 1009 West Fort Street, Boise, Idaho 83702. Please come celebrate with us! – Susan, Terri and Marie
******************** UPCOMING SEMINAR ********************
Free public seminar – Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
** NOTE THE EVENING SESSION! **
Join us for this informative seminar, sponsored by Susan M. Graham, to help you understand ways to create your Estate Plan and at the same time increase your retirement security – bring a friend or two!
For more information and to register, Click Here or call 344-0375.