Posted on January 22, 2018 at 6:00 am
Financial planning can be tricky and overwhelming. An abundance of information exists for consideration. Yet planning ahead allows you to outline your wishes, care for your family, and make the best decisions for your future. If you’ve been putting off planning for your senior years—whether already a senior or not—now is the time to dive in with local, professional help.
Elder Law Group PLLC lead the workshop series “Legal Voices for Seniors” at two District libraries, starting February 5 through March 20. Each week, the workshop covers different social, financial, and legal issues that affect seniors and their families.
You’ll get the tools to help make key decisions in advance, including valuable information for individuals, families, and caregivers to plan for life and end-of-life, giving you more control and peace of mind. These workshops are based upon The Handbook for Washington Seniors published by www.legalvoice.org.
Workshop 1: Money & Authority
We discuss managing money for seniors, wills and trusts, powers of attorney, and health care advance directives.
Monday, Feb 5, 4–5pm
Tuesday, Feb 6, 4–5pm
Workshop 2: Home & Long-term Care
We talk about the benefits of home care and paying for long-term care services.
Monday, Feb 12, 4–5pm
Tuesday, Feb 13, 4–5pm
Workshop 3: Downsizing, Moving, & Asset Protection
We take a look at how to downsize a home and moving for seniors and share how a supplemental needs trust can protect assets.
Monday, Feb 26, 4–5pm
Tuesday, Feb 27, 4–5pm
Workshop 4: Probate & Funeral Planning
We go over the pitfalls of funeral planning and help you understand probate.
Monday, Mar 5, 4–5pm
Tuesday, Mar 6, 4–5pm
Workshop 5: Estate Planning & Legal Resources
We review estate planning options and provide legal resources for seniors.
Monday, Mar 12, 4–5pm
Tuesday, Mar 13, 4–5pm
Workshop 6: Medicaid & Long-term Care
We review Medicaid and long-term care strategies.
Monday, Mar 19, 4–5pm
Tuesday, Mar 20, 4–5pm
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