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Health Benefits of Walking

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Based in Sacramento, Carolyn M. Young provides fiduciary services to clients in six counties throughout the state. Approximately 15-20 percent of the fiduciary services Carolyn M. Young provides to her clients are pro bono. Outside of work, Ms. Young walks approximately 5 miles each day.

Below are three major health benefits of walking.

1. Improves mood and cognitive function: Studies show that walking can help to reduce the symptoms of depression. Women who walk at least 1.5 hours per week have been found to have better cognitive function than those who spend less than 40 minutes per week walking.

2. Prevents type 2 diabetes: Walking at least 150 minutes per week and losing 7 percent of one’s body fat—equivalent to 12-15 pounds—can help to reduce the risk of diabetes by almost 60 percent.

3. Strengthens the heart: Research shows that the mortality rates for men who walk less than a mile each day are higher than those who walk in excess of 2 miles each day. For women who walk more than 3 hours per week, their risk of heart attack is reduced by 35 percent compared to women who do not walk.


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What Is Required of a Professional Fiduciary?

A state licensed fiduciary and charter member of the Professional Fiduciary Association of California, Carolyn Young is the owner of Carolyn M. Young Fiduciary Services, a personal and financial services company based in Sacramento. Carolyn M. Young Fiduciary Services oversees and administers $75 million in assets under court appointments and various trust agreements on behalf of clients.

The role of professional fiduciary is one of personal trust and sacred responsibility. Such an individual works on behalf of his or her clients in a manner that ensures the clients’ best interests and legally expressed wishes are addressed and carried out in the areas of finance, health, and personal care as well as in estate administration and distribution.

Whether a professional fiduciary receives appointment by agreement or by court order, the appointment signifies both a legal obligation and a high degree of personal trust in the professional knowledge, judgment, and capabilities of the fiduciary to act in the client’s best interests. Professional fiduciaries licensed in California must meet education and/or experience requirements specified by the state Professional Fiduciaries Bureau. In addition, licensed fiduciaries must maintain annual continuing education requirements and, in most cases, a surety bond once they begin practice.

Individuals considering hiring a professional fiduciary in California can consult with a professional licensing organization, such as the Professional Fiduciaries Bureau, or membership group, such as the Professional Fiduciary Association of California, to seek out qualified practitioners.

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Carolyn M. Young Fiduciary Services: Acting in the Role of Conservator

Acting in the interest of the elderly, the disabled, and others, Carolyn M. Young Fiduciary Services has been serving the citizens of the Sacramento, California, region for more than 25 years. Fiduciaries, whether court appointed or retained by private clients, can serve in a number of capacities. Among the fiduciary services offered by owner Carolyn M. Young is that of acting in the role of conservator.

When a person is judged by a court to be mentally or physically incapable of managing his or her own affairs, then the court may appoint a conservator to administer the conservatee’s personal or financial matters. For the protection of the conservatee, the court will require the appointed fiduciary to receive advanced approval for many actions and keep the court apprized of their actions on behalf of the conservatee. Some of the specific responsibilities that a conservator may undertake include making application for pensions, receiving income, paying conservatee expenses, and tax preparation.

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A Brief Overview Overview of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, by Carolyn M. Young Fiduciary Services

As a leading force in juvenile diabetes research, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) works to find a cure for the disease while also providing support and knowledge to patients and their families. The organization was founded in 1970 by concerned parents looking to push research efforts and spread hope to those who knew little about the disease. Since that time, the JDRF has grown immensely and enjoyed widespread support from the diabetic and medical communities. Interestingly, the majority of JDRF volunteers also possess first-hand knowledge regarding diabetes and the effect it has on individual lives. This personal connection contributes to the institution’s drive and motivation.

Today, the JDRF conducts research projects in countries across the globe and has managed to raise over $1 billion in research funding.  The organization also labors to advocate for further research efforts and increase government spending to combat diabetes.  The Bag of Hope, School Advisory Kit, and Adult Type 1 Toolkit all represent great efforts by the JDRF to reach out and assist individuals diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. In addition, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation provides a comprehensive online program geared towards patient support.  Individuals may contact the Online Diabetes Support Team and speak one-on-one with diabetes professionals. The JDRF also produces a number of helpful publications, including Countdown Magazine, Life With Diabetes E-Newsletter, and Research Snapshot.

About Carolyn M. Young Fiduciary Services:
As owner of Carolyn M. Young Fiduciary Services, Carolyn M. Young possesses over 25 years of expertise in the financial services industry. Specializing in fiduciary offerings, Carolyn M. Young Fiduciary Services currently oversees more than $75 million in client assets, working continually to help clients gain autonomy and independence. Ms. Young and her family also remain heavily involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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