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Senior Law Day

Due to the ongoing health emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Senior Law Day event scheduled for June 1st at the Will Library will not be held. But that doesn’t mean all of the valuable legal, financial, and medical information from Senior Law Day programming isn’t still available to you!  To help everyone—especially seniors—stay safe and well-informed, that same expert and authoritative guidance from the Senior Law Day Collaborative is now being offered for free on their web site in the form of live Webinars.

What is the Senior Law Day Collaborative? For those of you haven’t attended one of their events in the past, the Senior Law Day Collaborative is a project to connect the knowledge and energy of attorneys, financial planners, and geriatric care managers from the public and private sectors with anyone looking for advice on important (and sometimes not easy to discuss) topics, such as housing options, wills vs. trusts, ways to pay for long-term care, or how to put your estate in order.

Their next free Webinar is coming up on Thursday, April 30th; you can register now for Elder Law 101: Everything Families Need to Know about Planning to Preserve Your Assets. The program will provide an overview of necessary legal documents, advanced directives, types of trusts, assets preservation techniques, Medicaid planning, long-term care and incapacity planning, and methods to avoid or minimize estate and gift taxes. It will also address the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on aspects of elder law.

Some of the other Webinars they have coming up include:

  • ARE YOU LOOKING TO SELL YOUR HOME IN THE MIDST OF COVID-19? CHALLENGES AND ALTERNATIVES | Tuesday, May 5, 10:00 AM
  • MEDICAID REDESIGN: HOW TO PROTECT YOUR ASSETS AND STILL APPLY FOR CARE | Tuesday, May 12, 10:00 AM 
  • SCAMMERS FOLLOW THE HEADLINES: WHAT TO KNOW, WHAT TO BEWARE | Tuesday, May 19, 10:00 AM
  • ESSENTIAL ONLINE HEALTH INFORMATION FOR OLDER ADULTS | Tuesday, May 26, 10:00 AM

You can find more information about all of these programs on the Senior Law Day Web site, as well as recordings of past Webinars (click on 2020 Webinars). You will also find a copy of their annual publication, Elder Law Q&A: An Introduction to Aging Issues and Planning for the Future. And you can always ask a question by clicking on the Ask Me button that appears on each page.