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Aging Intelligently

Aging Intelligently

By Aging Intelligently
Welcome to Aging Intelligently, where we walk with you down the path of getting older and together climb those obstacles that seem insurmountable. Information and preparation can change your perception of aging. Certified Elder Law, attorney, Robert W Haley, and his wife, Cricket, a Certified Elder Care Manager, share their journey from fat to fabulous. They discuss their research, personal experience and interview other experts in the fields of Elder Law, Care Management, Finance, Nutrition, Fitness, and even Travel so you too can be holistically well and secure wherever life's path may lead.
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Expert Advice from ISDP Investigations
Terry & Sue Osborne and Melvin Yeamans are paranormal investigators! They came to help us out with the inexplicable occurrences that had been happening in our home since we had moved in 16 years ago! Our 95-year-old home had unexplainable footsteps, disembodied voices, music, orbs of light and sometimes things would move without anyone touching them. It was amazing to have these experts come to investigate! Once and for all, we now know who is living with us that we cannot see, although we have proof they are there. Join us for an unusual conversation among legal professionals!
February 01, 2022
Estate Planning Disasters Pt 1
Robert and Cricket begin a countdown of 10 celebrity estate planning mistakes that can happen to anyone who hasn't properly planned for their death. While things might make perfect sense to us and our family, what the law requires is often different, and preparing your estate plan is often misunderstood or completely ignored. In this episode, we begin the discussion of several prominent people whose mistakes serve as clear examples of what can happen to any of us...and how they can be avoided.
November 17, 2021
Britney Vs Spears
We have all heard of the Britney Spears drama, but did you know she was diagnosed by a retired geriatric psychiatrist with dementia?  In this episode, Cricket and Robert discuss her diagnosis; as well as the court rulings and management of her guardianship and conservatorship. Was this Conservatorship of the Estate and the Body needed? Was Britany railroaded by her own father? What effect has 13 years of Court supervision had on her personally and how would you feel in her place? Join us to learn more about her case and your rights.
October 28, 2021
Our Haunted Home
In honor of Halloween, Robert and Cricket discuss some of the many paranormal experiences they and their friends have had in their haunted house. Lovingly named Ithica Estate, built in approximately 1930, unexplained activity and disembodied voices started the first night they stayed in the home 16 years ago.  Happy Halloween! We would like to thank our newest sponsor, Crunchy Hydration. They have 4 light, refreshing flavors which are matched to each chakra center. Ingredients include amino acids, extracts of green tea, hemp, chamomile, holy basil, and Himalayan salt. Nourishing your body while you rehydrate. I really enjoy my Crunchy Hydration treats not only because it fits easily into my meal plan but matches the Aging Intelligently goal of having a healthy lifestyle with a purpose. Crunchy Hydration, Mindful hydration that fuels the brain and uplifts the soul. For 15% off your order, use the code cricket15 at
October 16, 2021
The Perils of DIY Asset Protection
Asset Protection is a technique is used to save your life's earnings from being spent down when a person needs to enter Long Term Care in a nursing home. This is our specialty and often people come to us for help after attempting to protect assets on their own, needless to say, this isn't often easily done. In this episode, we discuss common pitfalls and what can happen.  Thank you to our sponsor use the code cricket15 for 15% off your order!
October 10, 2021
Nutritional Supplements for Anti-Aging
Organics, Vitamins, Amino Acids, Creatine.... it can all be confusing. In this episode, Robert and Cricket discuss the supplements they use to help them be strong, well, and healthy as they get older and what they specifically used to fight against illnesses they had been diagnosed with and successfully mitigated with nutrition. 
September 24, 2021
Probate Horror Stories
Have you been told you don’t need a Will? In this episode we discuss a few of the serious issues that can arise from poor planning or when you don’t have a Last Will & Testament.
September 10, 2021
Power of Attorney Horror Stories
Not every Power of Attorney document is created equally. What you don't know in this case, can hurt you. Robert and Cricket discuss: Why you need a POA, what happens if you don't have one if you become incapacitated, how your agent is to use the POA, and even why an internet POA may be worse than not having one. Join us for this interesting conversation.
August 30, 2021
Why You May Need a Care Manager
In this episode, Robert interviews Cricket about Care Management. What is a care manager vs a life-care planner? We discuss elder abuse and how to spot and prevent these circumstances if you are alone or feel you are being mistreated by your family or caregivers. We share a few of our worst cases and how it could have been prevented totally had a certified care manager been brought in sooner. Cricket Haley received her Certified Elder Care Coordinator credential from Stockton University. A graduate of the Senior Yoga program from Duke University's Center for Integrative Medicine and has been certified in Brain Longevity Therapy Training by the Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation. 
August 06, 2021
A Weekend in Win City (Winchester VA)
Hear about our adventures in Winchester, VA. We review the historic George Washington Hotel and Spa as well as Old Town and the local attractions and museums. We even had our own paranormal experience! You can read more about our weekend, including our photos and reviews on our website at
August 02, 2021
What You Need to Know about Making a Last Will & Testament
In this episode we discuss five misunderstandings that many people have in regard to estate planning and their Last Will!
July 23, 2021
The Anti-Aging Lifestyle
In this episode, we discuss the anti-aging information in the books, Ageless, The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old, by Andrew Steele published in 2020, and Lifespan, Why We Age and Why We Don't Have To, by David A. Sinclaire Ph.D. with Mathew D. LaPlante, Published in  2019. We go over the actual physical causes of what we have come to associate with "Old Age" as well as the recommended lifestyle practices which can counter the state of being we call aging. While the science is complicated the remedies are easy. It takes dedication and knowledge to educate yourself to live your best life. 
July 14, 2021
"I Care A Lot" Movie Review
Robert and Cricket Haley are your guides to aging intelligently. In this inaugural episode, they review the validity of the Netflix movie "I Care A Lot". This discussion explains guardianships, conservatorships, capacity evaluations, who can serve as a guardian, who is the GAL and so much more. I Care A Lot Health Care Tool Kit by the VA Bar Association as information for your Health Care Power of Attorney: Concerning the Durable Power of Attorney
June 29, 2021