Seniors At Risk In Some Condo Associations

April 4, 2011
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The grassroots Connecticut Condo Owners Coalition (CCOC), founded in 2010, counts among its members many residents in 55-and-over condos and elderly well over 80 years old. For these members the unresolved problems they have with their condos amount to “elder abuse,” in the words of CCOC member and Stratford resident, Angela Deleon. She points...

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DESTRESS :: “Being Healthy is a Revolutionary Act” :: Practical Wisdom from Experience Life Magazine

April 3, 2011
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DESTRESS :: “Being Healthy is a Revolutionary Act” :: Practical Wisdom from Experience Life Magazine

I recently presented at the American Journal of Health Promotion Conference in Colorado Springs. This journal and conference is devoted to the art and science of health promotion and I presented my metaphors for mindfulness. The conference highlighted some important statistics about health and well-being. It also introduced me to Experience Life Magazine, a...

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Tax Return Deadline 2011: Get 6 Month Automatic Extension

April 3, 2011
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While the deadline is April 18 this year, you can get an automatic six month extension to file your taxes. It used to be four months, now you have until Oct. 18. That does not mean you have six extra months to PAY the IRS if you owe money to Uncle Sam. Obviously if...

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NYTimes Latest To Probe Better Business Bureau’s Shady Behavior & Incompetence

April 3, 2011
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NYTimes Latest To Probe Better Business Bureau’s Shady Behavior & Incompetence

The prestigious New York Times has finally discovered that the Better Business Bureau may be more interested in making more money for its executives from business fees than protecting consumers. The influential publication has carried three The Haggler columns focusing on the BBB’s behavior and incompetence. That is a far cry from the past...

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La-Z-Boy Warwick Store Needs Better Customer Service

April 2, 2011
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After writing out a check for more than $5,000 a year ago for a two love seats and two recliner chairs, Richard Cady of Mystic expected high  quality furniture: La-Z-Boy has a good reputation, classy television ads. But when the special orders from the Warwick, R.I., store arrived last July, Cady and his wife...

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Ct Insurance Commissioner Stops 3 Out-Of-State Health Insurers From Selling

April 1, 2011
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State Insurance Commissioner Thomas B. Leonardi has issued a cease and desist order against three out-of-state companies who have been marketing health insurance products to Connecticut consumers without proper license to do so. The order also names an individual who aided and abetted in the solicitation of those unauthorized plans. “This order serves notice...

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Ct Exports For Fuel Cells & Aerospace Helping The Slow Recovery

April 1, 2011
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Comptroller Kevin Lembo said Connecticut’s economy has a long road to recovery, but there are signs of revival, particularly in the state’s export industries for fuel cells and aerospace. Lembo said these export industries, and other factors, may be partly responsible for slight gains in Connecticut’s financial outlook for fiscal year 2011 over last...

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MOBILE VET, Dr. Saria: Risk Of Anesthesia For Your Pet

April 1, 2011
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MOBILE VET, Dr. Saria: Risk Of Anesthesia For Your Pet

What are the largest risk factors for anesthesia? You are about to put your favorite 14 year old cat, Rotten Tooth, under anesthesia for a dental procedure. You are concerned about the risks of anesthesia and you ask your veterinarian for assurance that Rotten Tooth will come home and not die while undergoing the...

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CT@PRAYER: West Hartford Catholic Retreat Center Brings Religious Diversity

April 1, 2011
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CT@PRAYER: West Hartford Catholic Retreat Center Brings Religious Diversity

Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center has always been a place for Christians to go and quiet their minds, but lately the center has been dipping into Eastern wells, offering workshops and retreats on yoga, centering prayer and Zen meditation.  Perhaps it’s that catholic thinking that’s kept Holy Family fervent and relevant for the past...

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