A life changing event such as the death of a spouse can leave you feeling scared, vulnerable and very much alone. As you move into your new life, know that help is available. You may be strong and fiercely independent, but even so, this is not the time to go it alone as the loss of a spouse is one of life’s most stressful events.
At Silverman LeGate Advisory Group, we pride ourselves on assisting widows and widowers through this very difficult time with advocacy, expertise and compassion. We seek to relieve some of your stress by offering a comprehensive array of services to help tackle and organize the myriad of issues you now face, and will coach you every step of the way. Dealing with the emotional aspect of widowhood is rough enough without worrying about financial affairs immediately following the passing of a loved one.
Major decisions do not, and probably should not, be made immediately after the passing of a loved one. We will identify the immediate issues that need to be addressed and create a temporary plan of action for you. Once the dust settles, decisions that can wait can be made to work toward securing your financial future. When you are ready, we will work to provide financial education to empower you to move forward with confidence.
We’ve put together a list of resources you may find helpful.
Resources for Widows/Widowers
GriefNet is an excellent internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss.
Survivors Planner provides information from the Social Security Administration about benefits if you are the widow or widower of the working spouse.
Widows Hope is dedicated to helping men, women and children who have lost a spouse, significant other or parent rebuild their lives by providing resources and programs.
National Widower’s Organization is an online community offering support and helpful suggestions to adjust and move forward after the passing of a spouse.
Widownet is a website that provides articles on topics such as include grief, bereavement, recovery and other information. It is helpful to people of all ages who have suffered from the loss of a spouse or life partner.
The Sisterhood of Widows is a website dedicated to offering online grief support and to empower women to create a new life after the death of a loved one.
The Modern Widows Club is a group striving to empower widows to lean into life, build resilience and make a positive difference in society.
Widowed Young is a website written by a widowed survivor committed to expanding and developing new and better ways to help grieving individuals get through this difficult life-altering event.
Everything Zoomer is an outstanding news source for people over fifty.
Benefits Check-up is confidential site where you can find and enroll in federal and state program for which you are entitled that help pay for utility bills, meals, and assistance with your prescription drugs. Not all benefits are income qualified.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides credible, reliable health information on many topics and has a large aging-related database where you can search “caregiving”.
The National Council on the Aging is a non-profit service and advocacy organization that works to improve the economic security and health and older Americans with online tools to help seniors and their caregivers.
The Eldercare Locator is a valuable website and public service of the Administration on Aging. It directly connects caregivers to the area agency on aging in their local area that has information on services for older persons and their caregivers.
New resources added frequently – please check back!
Companies and sites listed are separate entities from LPL Financial and Silverman LeGate Advisory Group, LLC.
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