Estate of Denial news clips (6/12/17)

We Unplugged My Father from Everything, as He Wished, but I Wasn’t Ready to Let Go

The Washington Post

June 4, 2017

After my father died, I retreated to a place in California I’ve long cherished for its peacefulness. On a hike, I took a wrong turn and got caught in an endless thicket of branches and brambles. But I couldn’t go back. I could readily see the trailhead below through the thorns. There’s only one way to go, I told myself, and that was forward.

It could hardly be a coincidence that just three weeks earlier, when my father was dying, I had spoken those same words: The only way is the way forward. Like that wrong turn while hiking, my father’s last illness thrust my family and me down a painful path, and we had no choice but to keep going.

 

NRP trying to ID suspect in St. Catharines elder fraud (CAN)

Niagarathisweek.com

June 6, 2017

ST. CATHARINES – Niagara Regional Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a case of financial elder abuse.

On Feb. 17, an elderly man received a phone call from a woman claiming to be his niece and asking for financial help. When the man told the woman he couldn’t help her, the woman began to cry, and the victim agreed to get her the money.

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