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Leann Sherman, MSW, LGSW

Leann Sherman, MSW, LGSW

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Leann's Story

Posted by Leann Sherman, MSW, LGSW on Aug 2, 2017 1:57:44 PM

I never imagined becoming widowed in my mid 50s - my husband, Neal, stricken by a rare cancer and dying in 2011 - and then, a year later, my packing up his Subaru and moving from a small Connecticut town to bustling Rockville, MD to be near family. It was quite the overwhelming adjustment learning the roads and finding a job and an apartment. - as well as new doctors, a new mechanic, new dry cleaner, new hairdresser - and new friends. All of this took considerable time and emotional energy - leaving little time or energy at the end of each day to sort through paperwork.

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