At the beginning of 2019, one of our clients came to us with this story:
Bill and Elaine were preparing to take a trip to visit their grandchildren in Ontario when Bill unexpectedly became ill. After Bill spent weeks in the hospital, Elaine was forced to make a choice: to fund Bill’s care with all of their life savings until their economic standing was critical enough to qualify for government assistance, or to continue her search for other options. Devastated at the thought of losing her husband and the life they built together, Elaine decided to keep looking for more options to save her husband, home, and life savings. Ultimately she decided that selling her life insurance policy would give her the funds she needed to help her ailing husband without sacrificing quality of life.
As the CEO of Abacus Life, we focus on education and choices. This idea guides everything we do. We offer financial choices for a range of unexpected circumstances, from illness to estate planning. Something that we hear time and time again from our clients is that they had no idea that the options we are offering even existed. In looking for ways to change that, we found that this lack of awareness was prevalent throughout so many important areas of aging and the circumstances that aging people might encounter. We are hoping to help change that.
I’m writing to you today to
formally introduce the first newsletter focused on seniors and healthy aging
from a personal, financial and scientific perspective. The goal of the AgingIQ
newsletter is to help seniors understand all of their options as they progress into
their golden years. With articles about topics ranging from senior livability
and connections, to op-eds on the newest advancements in neurological care for
seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia, the AgingIQ newsletter offers a
little bit of everything.
This newsletter is designed to provide you with the most useful content that we take the time to vet for quality and then aggregate on your behalf. Our goal is to ensure that the only source for relevant senior news you need is AgingIQ.
We encourage you to share your favorite articles and comments with your friends and family. I look forward to sharing more stories with you.
Jay Jackson, CEO