Page 16 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, January 28, 2022 SNOW | FROM PAGE 7 erly vent out of the home. Make sure smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order. Keep your phones and other valuable electronics charged. Keep driving to a minimum and if you need to be out in the weather, take it slow! Check for accumulated snow on your roof to avoid roof collapses. Be sure to include your pets as part of your safety plan. Check in on your friends, family or neighbors who may need assistance. Looking for more tips like this?Visit the Mass.gov storm safety tips website. Myrna (Cohen) Harris 89, entered MASSHEALTH ISSUES FOR HOME AND VACATION HOME spouse as part of the probate proceedings. If the spouse at home transAs long as one spouse is still living in the home, if the other spouse enters a nursing home, the home will be considered a non-countable asset. Therefore, MassHealth’s estate recovery will not place a lien on the home in order to recoup MassHealth benefits paid on behalf of the institutionalized spouse. Once MassHealth benefits are approved for the institutionalized spouse, it is important to then transfer the home to the spouse at home. If the institutionalized spouse is not mentally competent, an attorney in fact acting under the authority of a durable power of attorney can execute the deed on behalf of the institutionalized spouse. Another reason why durable powers of attorney are so important. Once the home is transferred to the spouse living at home, he or she then has the option of transferring the home to a caretaker child, an irrevocable trust or even a sibling that has an equity interest in the home. The reason for this is to avoid the possibility of the spouse at home actually dying before the institutionalized spouse and having the home vest entirely in the institutionalized spouse. Upon his or her death, MassHealth estate recovery will then be able to recover MassHealth benefits paid once it is notified of the death of the institutionalized fers to an irrevocable trust and five years have gone by, the home would be protected and would not be part of the probate estate upon his or her death. In the case of a single person, so long as the box is checked off on the MassHealth application stating that he or she intends to return home, MassHealth will not place a lien on the home. However, upon that person’s death, MassHealth will be able to recover against the probate estate. MassHealth will also place a lien on the home once it determines there is no reasonable expectation of that person returning home. MassHealth will, however, only be able to recover actual benefits paid for the institutionalized spouse, which will be at the lower monthly Medicaid rates, as opposed to the much higher private pay rates. This might serve to protect much of the equity in the home, depending on how long he or she resides in the nursing home. Vacation homes would be considered a countable asset. A vacation home would have to be sold in order to qualify for MassHealth. If dealing with a married couple, the sales proceeds could be used to purchase a Medicaid annuity for the spouse at home. If the vacation home were to be rented out at a profit, then the vacation home would then be a non-countable asset whether dealing with a single person or married couple. Transferring vacation homes to an irrevocable trust as part of advanced planning may also be a good option to protect the vacation home. Joseph D. Cataldo is an Estate Planning/Elder Law Attorney, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner, AICPA Personal Financial Specialist and holds a Master’s Degree in Taxation. into eternal rest on Sunday, January 23, 2022. She was the wife of the late Arnold P. Harris. Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late David and Rose (Goldstein) Cohen. She was raised and educated in Lynn and Newton and was a graduate of Newton North High School. A longtime Malden resident, Myrna and her late husband resided in Florida for 15 years and she had most recently resided in Middleton. Myrna worked at Jordan Marsh for many years, enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and had a passion for her mahjong games. She should be best remembered for her commitment and service to the OBITUARIES Jewish community and Sisterhood of Temple Tifereth Israel of Malden. She leaves her three children and their spouses, Steven and Bonnie Harris of Nashua, NH, Scott and Sharon Harris of Stamford, CT, and Ilene and Frank Twiss of Middleton, her sister Estelle Sanderson and her husband Joseph, brother-in-law Marvin Harris and his wife Paula, sister-in-law Charlotte Cohen, and seven grandchildren, Dennis and Ryan Willette and their wives Maureen and Katie. William Twiss, Marissa Gillis and her husband Joel, David Harris, Daniel Harris and his wife Blake, and Sarah Mark and her husband Michael. Myrna was blessed with six great-grandchildren, Kyla, Max, Sadie, Remi, Meredith, and Harrison. She was the sister of the late Harold Cohen. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ MALDEN PLANNING BOARD and MALDEN CITY COUNCIL ORDINANCE COMMITTEE PUBLIC HEARING The Malden Planning Board and Malden City Council Ordinance Committee will remotely and jointly hold a virtual public hearing at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, in accordance with Title 12, Chapter 32, Section 050 of the Code of the City of Malden (MCC) on the following petitions for zoning amendments, to further amend the following sections of Title 12, MCC: I. Site Plan Review (Title 12, Chapter 12): To amend by adding regulations to establish a Site Plan Review process in all zoning districts for educational or religious use of a building or structure with a gross floor area exceeding 10,000 square feet, whether the building or structure is existing, extended or new/constructed, and for educational or religious use of an existing, extended or new surface parking area exceeding 10,000 square feet. (City Council Paper 405/2021 as amended) II. Table of Intensity Regulations (Title 12, Chapter 16): To amend by adding requirements for Minimum Usable Open Space for Public or Non-profit Schools (City Council Paper 405/2021 as amended). III. General Regulation, Obstructions (Title 12, Chapter 28, Section 060): To amend the current provision (City Council Paper 452/2021). The full texts of the proposed zoning amendments (City Council Papers #405/2021 and #452/2021) are available for public review on the City of Malden website at https://cityofmalden.legistar.com/Legislation.aspx and with the City Planner, Inspectional Services, 3rd Malden, MA. floor, and the City Clerk, 2nd By: Kenneth Antonucci, Clerk Malden Planning Board Floor, City Hall, 215 Pleasant Street, By: Peg Crowe, Chair Malden City Council Ordinance Committee In accordance with the City of Malden Local Executive Order issued on January 4, 2022 regarding COVID-19, this public hearing shall be conducted remotely via technological means (Zoom webinar), and no in-person attendance by members of the public is allowed. Members of the public who wish to attend virtually and participate remotely may do so using the following information: Zoom Webinar ID: 965 6359 1842 Passcode: 341907 To join the webinar online, click the link below: https://cityofmalden.zoom.us/j/96563591842pwd=Y1IyQ0dEa3dTakxHUW12MzNXMUtEUT09 To join the webinar by telephone, dial number based on your current location: US: +1 646 518 9805 or +1 929 436 2866 January 21 & January 28, 2022 made to the Brookhouse Home, 180 Derby St., Salem, MA 01970. Barbara "Bobbi" (Voigt) Treacy 90, of Danvers, passed away on January 14 at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill. Our sadness is mitigated by knowing that Bobbi is at peace and is reunited with her husband Jack, with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Born on November 4, 1931, to Earle and Victoria Voigt, Bobbi was raised and educated in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School's class of 1949. Following her graduation Bobbi attended modeling school in Boston and subOBITUARIES| SEE PAGE 17

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