I once consulted with a company to evaluate the health of people over 80 who had applied for long-term care insurance. The goal: to ensure they were healthy enough not to use their insurance benefits right away.
Be afraid, but don’t be too afraid, and above all – be prepared. That is essentially the message that Brendan Cowan of the San Juan County’s Department of Emergency Management wants to get out to island residents.
Yes we live on an island. Many of us moved here for the temperate climates. The founding American pioneers came here to escape the grueling snowstorms and freezing temperatures in the east and the extra inches of rainfall on the mainland.