6/11/15: EC Senior Services, Partners Present Elder Law Day 2015

Modified: June 11, 2015 3:49pm

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Event Provides Information to Assist Older Adults, Caregivers in Long-Term Care Decisions

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced that Elder Law Day 2015 will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 beginning at 9 AM at the Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church Street, Buffalo. Now in its fifteenth 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 long-term care needs. Seminar topics include Medicare; Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning; Elder Abuse & Mistreatment; Special Needs Trusts; LGBT Legal Issues; Housing & Aging in Place; Medicaid & Long Term Care; Veterans’ Rights; and more.

“This event will be full of valuable information. Older adults and their caregivers need to know their rights when it comes to legal and care issues,” said Erie County Commissioner of Senior Services Randy Hoak. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to get the latest information on senior issues.”

Elder Law Day 2015 will begin with opening remarks from Erie County Commissioner of Senior Services Randy Hoak at 9:00 AM with seminars beginning at 9:30. Over 40 community agencies will be on hand to provide valuable information, and attorneys from the Erie County Bar Association will hold pre-registered, private, 15-minute consultations throughout the morning. The Erie County Department of Senior Services is a co-sponsor of Elder Law Day 2015 along with the Network in Aging of WNY, Inc.; Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled, or Disadvantaged of WNY, Inc.; The Bar Association of Erie County; University at Buffalo Law School; New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section; and AARP-NY.

The event is free and open to the public but a voluntary donation will be gratefully accepted at the door. Pre-registration is strongly recommended at (716) 858-7532. Parking for the event is free in the Adam’s Mark Hotel ramp.

For more information, visit http://www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/