Lawyers Journal

Volunteers needed for Elder Law Education Program on Law Day

This May, in celebration of Law Day, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys will once again present the Elder Law Education Program.

This year, we are excited to announce a new direction in the Elder Law Education Program. With the assistance of a group of volunteers form the MBA’s Probate Law Section Council, we have prepared “Taking Control of Your Future: A Legal Checkup,” a resource guide which will be distributed to all participating agencies. The guide will contain information on a wide range of legal issues affecting the lives of seniors and will allow participating agencies to select to have a presentation on any of the topics included in the guide.

Examples of presentation topics could include:
• How to protect your home and assets;
• Power of attorney & health care proxies;
• Reverse mortgages;
• Medicare/Medicaid changes; and • Alternatives to nursing home care.

During the month of May, MBA members throughout the state will volunteertheir time to speak at their local senior center or council on aging. Last year, more than 140 centers participated in the program, providing attorneys with many opportunities to connect to their communities, while providing seniors with valuable information on legal issues affecting theirlives.

We are currently seeking elder law attorneys to volunteer to make presentations in their communities. If you are interested in volunteering, please call (617) 338-0695 or e-mail [e-mail communityservices].

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