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Elder Law Day 2018 brings free legal advice, information on aging for seniors, caregivers


Wed, Apr 11th 2018 07:00 am
Popular free event returns on June 18 with information to assist older adults, caregivers in long-term care decisions
Free parking, refreshments, box lunch available with registration for Elder Law Day
The Erie County Department of Senior Services and the Center for Elder Law and Justice have announced Elder Law Day 2018 will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 18, at the Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo.
Now in its 18th year, Elder Law Day features seminars on legal issues of interest to older adults, caregivers and aging service professionals to assist them in making decisions about their health, long-term care needs and financial well-being. Seminar topics include Medicare and Medicaid, wills and trusts, elder abuse and mistreatment, special needs trusts, LGBT issues, living independently at home and veterans' rights.
"Each year, Elder Law Day provides a great opportunity for seniors and caregivers to learn about their rights, get answers to their questions, and build a plan for the future. Popular and fun, these events have proven to be a good way to get information into the hands of people who need it," Erie County Commissioner of Senior Services Tim Hogues said. "I encourage seniors, caregivers and anyone who needs the latest information on any aspect of senior life to attend and get the help they need right on the spot."
Community agency partners providing aging services will be on hand at the event to provide handout information and talk with attendees between sessions. Elder Law Day is a free event for all, but only registered guests will have access to free parking, morning refreshments and a box lunch.
Attendees at Elder Law Day also have an opportunity to pre-register online for free, 15-minute consultations with an attorney, health insurance counselor, and/or case manager for options counseling. For more information or to register by telephone, call 716-858-6864 or visit erie.gov/ELD.
A voluntary $5 donation will be gratefully appreciated at check-in.
For more information on the Erie County Department of Senior Services, visit http://www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/.

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