When someone brings up a possibility of an accident, you might scoff and think that there’s really nothing much that can be done about it. After all, an accident is something that’s out of our control. You can reduce the chances of it occurring, but when it happens, it happens.
This article is written by Adel, who is a lawyer by training, and was a litigation lawyer in her previous life. She's now an over-indulgent mum to two little girls. She currently works part time at CaregiverAsia as General Counsel. Aside from entertaining her kids, Adel spends her spare time scouring for good eats in Singapore and beyond. She especially enjoys documenting her obsession for good food in the form of photos on Instagram. Always thinking of what and where to eat next...
A Will is a legal document in which a person declares what he or she wants done with his or her property at the time of their death. A Will does not take effect until the person who wrote it, known as the testator, passes on. The testator can also revoke a Will at any time before his or her death.
Singapore has an increasing aging population and we are all going to be a part of it. So, what happens when we become mentally incapacitated? We would want to ensure that our affairs will be taken care of by someone we trust. This can be done through a legal document called the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).
And so... I discovered this week that I probably have a receeding gumline too.
This discovery is part of a long line of signs that I have noticed over the past 18 months, that is signalling to me that, well, I'm growing old. I am about to hit my big 4-0 this year, and indeed, while in spirit I don't feel middle-aged (OMG, did I even use this word on myself?), my body is certainly showing me signs of wear and tear.
2015 would probably be the year that I would look back and marvel about how new chapters in life are often invitations you have sent out long ago and had forgotten about; and that these chapters bring with them unexpected but welcomed adventures to inspire and prepare you for the unread chapters that have yet to come. Yes, in 2015, I did something magical. I answered a knock on my door from the universe, and started a company, with care as its core, innovation as its engine and determination as its roar. This company was created to to help people deal with aging and giving the best care they could for their loved ones.