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ShelleyKennedy

Be alert to significant changes in retirement plans

By Shelley Kennedy It might not have made the headlines but a recently passed piece of legislation could affect the individual retirement accounts and 401(k)s of millions of Americans beginning in 2020. So, if you have either of these accounts or if you run a business, you’ll want to learn more. The new laws, collectively…

Kennewick chiropractor Bob Tollison, 65, plans to retire later this year and pursue an encore career as a welder. (Courtesy Bob Tollison)

Chiropractor moving to metal manipulation

Practitioner to retire, return to first career as welder When Bob Tollison, a Tri-City chiropractor, wants a workout, he doesn’t head to the gym.  Instead, his preferred fitness routine is a visit to the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 598 in Pasco, where he dons his gear and perfects his welding skills. The skills needed…

Todd Halterman speaks at the Benton-Franklin Humane Society’s Feel the Love event about Our Forever Friends, a pet protection plan that enables pet owners to allocate money in their estate to pay for their pets’ long-term care after their death. (Photo by Laura Kostad)

Investment advisor offers pet care plan

Forever Friends plan aids pets after their owners die Many seniors’ wills include provisions for who gets their dog, cat, horse, guinea pig or other furry or feathered friend when they die. But what if the appointed guardian for the surviving pets can’t or won’t take them? What if the pets unintentionally end up at…

Planning key to independence in retirement

By Eileen L. Griffin A recent Wall Street Journal column attempted to dispel the myth of an impending retirement crisis in the United States. It said most private sector employees are well prepared for retirement, having saved and invested for many years with both employer-sponsored plans and Individual Retirement Accounts. Recent data indicates 61 percent…

Tender Care Village volunteers Susan Anfinson, left, walks with Marie Duncan. The nonprofit’s mission is designed to assist residents age 50 and older by offering help with chores, check-ins and transportation. (Courtesy Tender Village)

Tender Care Village needs volunteers before it can add new members

Marie Duncan has been living alone for 45 years and she’d like to continue to enjoy her “little view of the river” from her Kennewick home for as long as she can. The 92-year-old credits the Tender Care Village for enabling her to remain independent at her own home. “It’s just wonderful. I just can’t…

Attorney Beau Ruff works for Cornerstone Wealth Strategies in Kennewick.

Estate planning too important to ignore

By Beau Ruff Property owned by a spouse does not automatically transfer to the surviving spouse at death. Instead, something more is needed in the estate plan to accomplish this feat. In all the complexity of the estate plan, the community property agreement is one document in particular that offers simplicity, and yet still is…

With an increase in patient volume from last year, Grace Clinic is seeing a greater need to expand its dental services. It hopes to adopt a new volunteer model to offer dental services more days of the week. (Courtesy Andrea Starr, PNNL)

Tri-City’s only free medical clinic sees rise in patient volumes, visits

Grace Clinic — the only free medical clinic in the Tri-Cities — is seeing a greater volume of patients, pointing to a greater need for volunteers and services. In 2018, patient volume increased by 35 percent and there was a 25 percent increase in new patients over the previous year. Last year, the Kennewick clinic…

D. Patrick Jones

Tri-City health care sector ranks as region’s second largest work force

By D. Patrick Jones Despite recent challenges faced by local hospitals, health care here is acquiring all the features of a major medical center. Benton-Franklin Trends data makes this quite clear, tracking the share of the work force employed in the five highest-employing sectors. Health care is the second from the bottom in the graph.…

Prosser Memorial Health opened a new clinic in Grandview on Jan. 7. The clinic at 1003 Wallace Way will be open daily to provide family medicine, pediatrics, women’s and mental health services, and urgent care. (Courtesy Prosser Memorial Health)

Prosser hospital district opens new clinic in Grandview

By TCAJOB  and Sunnyside Sun Prosser Memorial Health has opened a new clinic in Grandview. The clinic at 1003 Wallace Way, just south of Interstate 82, will be open daily to provide family medicine, pediatrics, women’s health and mental health services as well as urgent care. Walk-ins are also welcome. Prosser Memorial Health has been…

Greens

2019: The year of greens, grasshoppers and gut health

By Marilou Shea Unlike the Pantone color of the year that’s selected annually by a chosen few, the food trends I’m about to share — most falling into a “healthy” category — are ultimately based on the masses — yes, that’s you, me, us. As if you didn’t know, keto, kale and gluten-free diets were…

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