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      Better Don’t Ask

      By Judith Levy                                     caught short and suddenly you’re revealing something you really   pictures of my grandchildren so I could torment them as well.
                                                         didn’t want to share. Your age perhaps, how much you paid for      Here comes the coffee and dessert so I am saved from the
         I was brought up to believe                     your apartment, is this your first marriage, how old are your   balance of their pictures and wondering what we’ll talk about
      that you don’t ask questions.                      children, and on and on the nosey folks go as they consider these   the next time we go out, or will we? I already know how old
      If someone wants you to                            rude questions just normal everyday conversation.   she is, which she revealed, but her weight she didn’t tell. Good
      know something, they will                             I grant you it’s difficult to get a topic that works today in as   I didn’t ask that. That question could be lethal.
      tell you. But, I’m finding that                    much as religion and politics are volatile subjects better to avoid,      So, what do you think? Are questions rude? How many
      people ask the most personal                       especially if there are guns in the house. That leaves restaurants   none of your business questions have you asked? None, I hope.
      questions, many of which,                          and menus and little else. How about what books have you read   When it comes to your own family, remember, questions cost
      in fact probably all, are none                     recently? Well, seniors are having trouble reading, eye problems   money. Just ask how much your offspring will have to pay for
      of their business. And, many                       and all, and what’s your favorite TV program has been beaten   something and you’re in. If you want to contribute, that’s fine,
      times you answer what you don’t want to answer because you’re   to death and you don’t want to gossip about other people so you   but if you don’t, better don’t ask.
                                                         are now rendered mute.
                                                            Well, it’s not good manners to talk when your mouth is full,      Judith Levy is the New York Times best-selling author of
       From The Desk Of from page 1                      so take heart, when you’re out to eat and food comes to the table   GRANDMOTHER REMEMBERS, which has sold over four
                                                         all contention will cease. So then I’ve been bombarded with   million copies and the mega best-seller GRANDFATHER
          For more information, call (561)-688-3970 or email   pictures of their grandchildren, not one but many and I’ve had   REMEMBERS, published by HarperCollins. Both books are                                   to ooh and aah when I couldn’t care less and wish I’d brought   available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. 

       Homeless Resource Center 2                         Uninsured Motorist Coverage: Get It Now!

          Palm Beach County recently broke ground on its
       second Homeless Resource Center (HRC2) on Lake
       Worth Road in Palm Springs.                        By Martin Zevin, Attorney                          During my forty years of handling personal injury cases,
          The 20,000-square-foot center, due to open in 14 months,                                         I have often had to turn people away who were seriously
       will feature over 70 beds, a sheriff substation, health care     Yogi Berra used to say in          injured through no fault of their own but did not have U.M.
       services, laundry, pantry and community room.      a commercial: “That’s the                        coverage and where the negligent party did not have bodily
          Additionally, HRC2 will offer supportive services   insurance when you don’t have                injury liability coverage. Trying to go after an individual
       including housing placement and job training to restore   it, that’s when you need it.”             driver in Florida is an exercise in futility since it will be
       individuals to self-sufficiency.                   He was definitely right when it                  virtually impossible to collect even if you go to trial and get
          The county currently has other homeless resource   comes to uninsured motorist car               a judgment against that person. If you do make an uninsured
       facilities including the Philip D. Lewis Homeless Resource   insurance coverage.                    motorist claim with your own company, this should not affect
       Center, Belle Glade Intake Center, Lake Village at the Glades                                       your premium since you were not at fault.
       and Lewis Center Annex (South Florida Fairgrounds).     In Florida, only two types of coverage are required: personal
       Additionally, groundbreakings will soon take place for 17   injury protection (PIP) and property damage liability. It is     Your uninsured motorist coverage follows you wherever
       cottage homes for homeless families.               estimated that one out of three drivers in Florida only have the   you go. You can make an uninsured motorist claim if you are
          Addressing our homeless population remains a top priority   minimum required coverage. It is important that you be fully   driving a rental car, driving someone else’s car, a passenger,
       for the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.  protected in the event one of those drivers injures you due to   a pedestrian, a bicyclist, or injured in another state. This
                                                          a rear-end collision or other accident which is not your fault.  coverage provides you the maximum protection to insure that
       Hurricane Resources                                  Therefore, it is extremely important that you properly   you will be compensated fully for your injuries if someone
                                                                                                           else is at fault.
          Colorado  State  University’s  hurricane  forecast   protect yourself by carrying a maximum amount of uninsured
       projected 19 named storms, with nine of those storms   motorist coverage (U.M.). I recommend at least $100,000     Please feel free to call me for a free personal or phone
       predicted as major hurricanes.                     per person/$300,000 per occurrence for each vehicle in your   consultation regarding any issues pertaining to personal
          While county emergency officials are prepared, we   household. If you have more than one vehicle, I strongly   injury claims or car insurance coverage. I am also available
       urge everyone to take the necessary steps in preparing   recommend “stacking,” which allows you to combine your   for free consultation regarding Wills, Trusts, Estates and
       for a potential active hurricane season.           coverage on each of your cars. Stacking is well worth the   Probate. Call me at 954-569-HURT (4878). My address
          Emergency officials advise that residents should be   small additional premium.                  is 3275 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Suite 204, Deerfield Beach,
       prepared to survive on their own for at least 72 hours.                                             Florida. My website is and my
       Supplies sell out fast once a storm has been forecast, so     Your U.M. coverage also stands for underinsured motorist   e-mail address is
       it is imperative to plan ahead.                    coverage. This means that you can make a claim against the
          Please take some time to prepare and access the   other driver’s insurance and get the total amount available
       resources below.                                   under that policy and still make an additional claim under
          • PBC DART (app) for vital information such as storm   your U.M. coverage if your injury justifies it.  Paid Advertisement
       surge evacuation areas, flood zones, shelter locations, and
       locations with emergency generators.
          • AlertPBC is the county’s Emergency Alert &
       Notification System that notifies users of imminent threats
       via text messages, email, or telephone calls. To sign up,

       Nonprofit Spotlight: Special

                                                           Do you know a family member,
          Special Spaces is a local nonprofit dedicated to
       creating dream bedrooms for children ages 2-19 in south   friend or a neighbor in need of
       Palm Beach County who have cancer.
          Through the child’s imagination and at no cost to the   Home Health Care?
       family, volunteers transform the child’s existing bedroom
       into a magical place of hope, a place not only to sleep but
       also to recover and spend time away from the challenges
       of their illness. Most importantly, it is a space where they
       can just be a kid.                                 Home Health Aides / Certified Nursing Assistants / Registered Nurses  to assist you with:
          The Boca Raton chapter started in 2016 and will be
       transforming its 38th bedroom in June.                  • Personal Care      • Companionship     • Respite Care      • Alzheimers & Dementia Care
          For more information, visit        • Medication Management     • Transportation     • Meal Preparation
       our-chapters/florida/.                                            • Light Housekeeping      • Grocery Shopping      • Post Surgery Care
          If you require assistance, please contact our office
       at 561-355-2204 or email 
                                                                                       Complimentary In-Home Consultation
                                                                           Care provided in the comfort of your Home, Hospital, or Facility
         On behalf of The Club at Boca Pointe we would like to
       remind our residents that NO walking, running, bicycle    We accept All Long Term Care Insurance Policies and Private Pay – Affordable Rates
       riding or dog walking is permitted on the golf
       course or golf cart paths. For safety reasons,           Family owned and operated. Boca Resident for 30+ years and Boca Pointe Members.
       the paths are for golf carts only.
                                                                              CALL TODAY:  561.740.8667
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       Club's policy.                                                               
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