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Blog Posts in 2021

  • Asian Food is Common thread in Los Angeles and it is Uniting Generations

    Linda Sivrican opened a small, pop-up Asian supermarket in the heart of Chinatown. She never imagined it would be a source of unity for women of all ages, especially those between 50-75. Follow this link and discover her journey and inspiration.
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  • World Alzheimer's Day 2021: ¿What do we know about this mysterious disease?

    World Alzheimer's Day 2021: ¿What do we know about this mysterious disease? One of the few things that we know about Alzheimer's is the consequences : “It is a neurodegenerative disease that deteriorates memory and cognitive abilities, and also creates difficulty in problem-solving and multitasking”. In this article, we are going to show facts science reveals to us about this disease. 1). ...
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  • Preparedness Month

    Preparedness Month You may not know this but, September is Preparedness Month (yes, that is really a thing). At Goldfarb & Luu, we are experts in being prepared. Throughout the month we will share tips for you to keep yourself and your loved ones ready for all kinds of situations! Let’s begin with our medications! For earthquakes, fires and floods, disaster planning is important, but planning for ...
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  • Women's Equality Day: More than civil rights

    Women's Equality Day: More than civil rights "NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that will commemorate Women’s Equality Day, August 26th, as a national day celebrating the importance of the women’s suffrage movement and the work to secure and expand equal rights today". The 19th Amendment was approved 101 years ago today in the United States. The 19 th Amendment gave women a right that today seems ...
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  • Human Composting: Bringing the Planet to Life After Death

    Human Composting: Bringing the Planet to Life After Death Talking about our own death or what happens to our bodies after we die is an uncomfortable topic for most of us. But the planet is urging us to have this conversation! Each year cremations in the United States release 1.7 billion pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Is human composting the solution? Human compost is just what it ...
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  • Travel Opening Up - UPDATE YOUR ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS

    Here in the US, there seems to be a light at the end of the Coronavirus tunnel. The number of vaccinations increases daily and the call to travel grows louder. As countries open their borders for visitors, there are some things you should remember. This applies to domestic travel too, as there are still many restrictions abroad. Not only should you still be vigilant (yes, it’s exhausting) with ...
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  • Family Summer Fun days FREE - LOS ANGELES

    Explore around L.A. and experience free family fun that everyone can enjoy! Free L.A. Museum Entry Days. Almost every local museum is free to the public one day a month! While others like the Getty museums, Broad and Hammer museums are free all year round. Reference list here . Outdoor Movie Showings! Newport Movies at the Beach on Friday and Saturday evenings. Bring a blanket and watch some great ...
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  • Assisted Living: Where Lifestyle Meets Safety

    Guest: DANIEL SAGAL-Founder of Total Senior Nursing home? ABSOLUTELY NOT. Cruise ship? SIGN ME UP! How about we meet in the middle at an assisted living community? Picture this... you wake up in your apartment, and just a short walk down the hall, your friends are waiting for you in the dining room so you can all order breakfast. You sit down to some hot coffee, put in your order and start ...
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  • Taryn's Tidbits (AKA SNOWIE)

    MUSINGS AND UPDATES This past year has been really different! I loved my school like a second home but we began to homeschool due to Covid. Mama creates lesson plans. Sometimes they are hard but they always include fun stuff like math games and, my favorite, science and engineering experiments! I completed Kindergarten and 1st grade so I’m skipping to 2nd grade. Because of Covid, my big Sissy ...
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  • Charley’s Chatter

    My fellow humans! I hope you are safe and healthy after such a long year. I’m happy my mommy and daddy are healthy. It’s been fabulous to hang out with them ALL THE TIME and I’ve gotten pretty darn good at Zoom meetings! But I really miss meeting all of you and playing with my office humans. Please note that when you do come, I like meat treats, you can leave the biscuits at home. See you soon!
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  • HOLLYWOOD HORROR STORY: PRINCE ROGERS NELSON

    How is it possible that Prince did NOT have an estate plan when he died? The first issue was, who would administer the estate? Prince wasn’t married and didn’t have children but had half-siblings, many of them in fact. And becoming the administrator would allow his half-sibling control over arguably $163M. Surely, this was an expensive battle. Next, the estate became embroiled in an extensive ...
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  • EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

    Meet Jessica, Director of First Impressions Jessica came to G&L after a 14-year career in casting, and we couldn’t be happier! She is often the first person you speak to when you call our firm, and before Covid, the first face you’d see when you walked through our doors. She is also the queen of Rebecca’s calendar and this is no small task! Jessica and her wife, Elena, have been married for 3 ...
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  • Check On Elders

    The pandemic has been difficult for everyone but for some it has been especially devastating. There are those who have lost their lives and our hearts go out to every grieving family. Many elders have been isolated in communities without visitors and social interaction month after month. Thankfully, we can visit our elders again. Many have declined due to the isolation, and now is the time to ...
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  • Recipe: Summer Smoothie

    Summer Smoothie: 1 banana (fresh or frozen) 1 cup yogurt 3 cups of your favorite frozen fruit (strawberries, blueberries, cherries, mangoes, peaches) 1/2 cup OJ or apple juice Optional: add a carrot, coconut water, spinach or top with granola. Blend together and enjoy!
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  • Thank you, Ms. Opal Lee

    Today we celebrate Juneteenth as the day it was meant to be; a NATIONAL holiday to honor the emancipation of slaves in the United States. Today we celebrate freedom. We celebrate the tenacity of Ms. Opal Lee, now lovingly donned as the, "The Grandmother of Juneteenth!" Juneteenth became a federal holiday yesterday, when it was signed into law by President Biden. After a year of such heartache and ...
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  • HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

    HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Scrolling through the Washington Post this morning, I came across this article regarding HIPAA and Covid vaccination status. So, I thought what better time to send out this reminder... Part of your estate planning documents SHOULD include a HIPAA waiver. This is critical for the medical community to be able to disclose your ...
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  • What to Give Mom? A Mother's Day Series

    Mother's Day is finally here and you’re probably still looking for the perfect gift. Flowers and cards are always appreciated, but maybe this year, you can get her something different: the peace of mind that comes with an estate plan . Wait, what? We know it’s not pretty or poetic but hear us out. An estate plan can be the perfect gift for mothers of any age or stage of life. In this series we ...
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  • What to Give Mom? A Mother's Day Series

    Mother's Day is nearly here and you’re probably still looking for the perfect gift. Flowers and cards are always appreciated, but maybe this year, you can get her something different: the peace of mind that comes with an estate plan . Wait, what? We know it’s not pretty or poetic but hear us out. An estate plan can be the perfect gift for mothers of any age or stage of life. In this series we will ...
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  • What to Give Mom? A Mother's Day Series

    Mother's Day is here and you’re probably still looking for the perfect gift. Flowers and cards are always appreciated, but maybe this year, you can get her something different: the peace of mind that comes with an estate plan . Wait, what? We know it’s not pretty or poetic but hear us out. An estate plan can be the perfect gift for mothers of any age or stage of life. In this series we will ...
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  • What to Give Mom? A Mother's Day Series

    Mother's Day is nearly here and you’re probably still looking for the perfect gift. Flowers and cards are always appreciated, but maybe this year, you can get her something different: the peace of mind that comes with an estate plan . Wait, what? We know it’s not pretty or poetic but hear us out. An estate plan can be the perfect gift for mothers of any age or stage of life. In this series we will ...
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  • Ready for 70: A Financial Physical for the Aging Baby Boomer

    Rebecca was a guest speaker with Barrett Porter of Abacus Wealth Partners where they discussed financial planning for Baby Boomer's. What an incredible cornucopia of information in under an hour! Check it out and share with the Baby Boomers in your life!
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  • Today is National Healthcare Decision Day

    In honor of NHDD we are reposting this popular article from 2019. Now, more than ever, we are aware that life is unpredictable. Nothing is guaranteed and planning ahead is truly the best way to enjoy the here and now! Celebrate the day by talking to your loved ones about your wishes... National Healthcare Decision Day – Even Young People Have Accidents and Unexpected Illnesses Estate planning is ...
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  • Rebecca and About Senior Solutions FaceBook Live Stream-Visionary Aging: Living and Aging Your Way

    Rebecca had the pleasure of joining Mary Winners of About Senior Solutions for a Facebook live chat about estate planning. Watch and enjoy!
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  • March is Women's History Month. Celebrate and Write Your Own Legacy...

    An Advance Health Care Directive , like other estate planning documents, is like Imodium: by the time you need one, it’s already too late to run out and get it. Planning for the unexpected (and sometimes unpleasant) is important! As women, we are all too often called upon to be the ones to plan ahead. Why should what happens to us when we are no longer able to care for ourselves or after we leave ...
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  • Make Sure Your Family Can Access Your Accounts

    This is a repost from a while back but not an out of date topic! Checkout this recent video for additional details. Imagine what it would be like if you had to find all of the account numbers, passwords and important documents for a loved one without any clues? How long would that take you? How stressful would that be? What if you couldn’t figure it out? “When people are under emotional stress ...
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  • Column: The deaths of Tommy Lasorda and Tom LaBonge leave a hole in the heart of the city

    In the span of several hours, Los Angeles lost two of its biggest personalities, and the city won’t be the same without them. Former L.A. City Councilman and four-decade public servant Tom LaBonge died unexpectedly Thursday night at his home in Silver Lake at age 67. And then we all woke to the news Friday morning that Hall of Fame Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda, a World Series champion, had died at ...
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  • Estate Planning for Blended Families

    Estate Planning for Blended Families Blog Making an estate plan can be complicated. Now imagine a blended family – think Brady Bunch – making an estate plan . This means double the trouble, more opinions than necessary – add a smidge of hurt feelings, a dash of pride, a boatload of drama and voila! The perfect recipe for disaster! But… it doesn’t have to be this way. Discover the common problems ...
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  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: How to make it a day of service even when you're stuck at home

    "Caught between colliding pressures of a pandemic, political unrest and outcries for social justice, this Martin Luther King Day of Service is unlike any other. But despite the limitations of the season, this federal holiday doesn't have to be any less impactful. Now more than ever, MLK Day of Service is enabling everyday people to roll up their sleeves and help their communities -- even while ...
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  • Happy New Year! It's International Walk Your Dog Month

    Welcome to 2021! We are all hopeful that this year brings healing and health, on every level, to our country and our world! What better way to kick off your NEW Year than to walk your furry friend? Walking with a friend is good for you both! Research shows that owning a dog comes with a myriad of health benefits! The list is long and includes things like; lowering your blood pressure, improving ...
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