Elder Care Firm September 2018

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I’d love to be able to tell you that when I wasn’t learning, I was exploring Chicago in search of the best hot dogs and deep-dish pizza, but I think I was in bed by 8 every night. As it turns out, when you spend your days learning and you don’t have the kids keeping you energized when you get home, it’s very easy to knock out early. Now that I’m back in Michigan, I’ll devote most of my spare time to fundraising and organizing the Brighton edition of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. As I’m writing this, our team is just over the halfway line of our goal to raise $10,000 for this year’s walk. We were the top contributing team last year, and the competitive side of me wants to make sure we don’t have to hand the championship belt off to another team. Much more important than that, though, is raising as much as we can to lend a hand to the Alzheimer’s Association, which is devoted to furthering Alzheimer’s research and providing care and support for those diagnosed with the disease. As somebody who works with families planning for later-life issues, Alzheimer’s and dementia are concerns that are very close to my heart. That’s how I became involved in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s initially. I’m proud to be a board member for the Brighton edition of the event, and I strive to make every year better than the last.

of $137,000. To do that, we need your help. Whatever you can contribute, whether it be a few dollars or your time, every little bit helps. Last year, I was humbled to see so many clients, friends, and family members come out to show their support for this great cause. We are very lucky to service a community of wonderful folks who never balk at the chance to do a little good.

Chris and IRA Expert Ed Slott

School students feel the back-to-school season most keenly as their summer vacation comes to an end, but education doesn’t stop when we receive our last degrees. I’ve always believed that bettering myself as a professional requires me to constantly learn and seek out the knowledge of industry leaders. In that spirit, I recently traveled to Chicago for two days of intensive seminar with IRA expert Ed Slott. It was an incredibly informative couple of days, which ended with all of the guests receiving the required certification to join Mr. Slott’s Elite Advisors group. The seminar felt like cramming at least half a semester’s worth of learning into two seven-hour sessions. The first day focused on the nitty-gritty of IRAs while the second was centered on Roth conversions and other retirement distribution topics.

This year’s walk will be held on Sept. 29 . Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Brighton Mill Pond. You can go to AlzElderCare.com to join our team. All ages and fitness levels are welcome, and every little bit helps. Thank you so much to everybody who contributed to previous years’ walks, as well as everyone who signed up for this year. We’re entering the home stretch, and I’m grateful for all of your energy and enthusiasm. It means more to me than I could ever express. – Christopher J. Berry

Our goal for the walk this year is to sign up over 1,000 walkers and top our donation total

This year’s walk will be held on Sept. 29. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Brighton Mill Pond. You can go to AlzElderCare.com to join our team. All ages and fitness levels are welcome, and every little bit helps.

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