Time-sensitive to-do’s when loved one dies

Other Side of 50

Gallagher is president of Senior Concerns, a nonprofit agency serving Ventura and western Los Angeles counties. For more information, visit seniorconcerns.org, or email agallagher@seniorconcerns.org.

I have a dear friend, Nancy, whose husband died unexpectedly several years ago. She was recounting the situation to me and how another friend of hers, who was a physician, wanted to give her some medication to calm her during the experience.

Nancy’s response: “I have too much to do. I can’t be...

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