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For the 17th year in a row, Senior Law Day in Westchester County will provide seniors, their loved ones, and caregivers with information and access to professionals in the health care system, the financial system and the legal system. Seniors need to be educated and up to date on developments in all these fields. This free event will offer 20 workshops on Elder Law, financial, estate planning and health-related topics, and will take place from 8:30 am to 2 pm. In addition, there will be free 15-minute, one-on-one consultations with some of the county’s leading Attorneys, Certified Financial Planners and Geriatric Care Managers, as well as free consultations to have your Long Term Care Insurance Policy Reviewed.

Lamson & Cutner partner David Cutner has been asked to give a presentation at Senior Law Day along with Jennifer Katz, an attorney with Life, Inc. Pooled Trust Services. Their presentation is titled “Do You Need Home Care? How to Obtain Benefits from a Medicaid Personal Care Program.” It will provide an overview of the eligibility rules to qualify for Medicaid Home Care.

David and Jennifer will discuss how to protect your assets and income by using a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust and a Pooled Trust. They will also discuss how to advocate during a Conflict-Free Evaluation, and enroll in Medicaid Long Term Care (MLTC). David will also explain programs and benefits available from Medicaid. This program will be presented from 9:45 – 10:45 am in Room F of the County Center, on the second floor.

The Westchester County Center is next door to the White Plains Metro North Railroad Station – there is a path from the station to the County Center – so it is easily accessible to seniors or others who may wish to come to the event from Manhattan or the Bronx.

Senior Law Day is a public/private program developed by Westchester’s Department of Senior Programs and Services, in conjunction with legal and financial advisors, health care providers and others from the private sector. It is free and open to the public, and parking is also free. The program was developed to help seniors, as the issues they face have become ever more complex and confusing. For more information, visit http://seniorcitizens.westchestergov.com/money-and-legal/senior-law-day-program.

Representatives from many of the county’s legal, financial and health care providers will be attending Senior Law Day, and each year it draws close to 2,000 people. It has become so popular that a second Senior Law Day more accessible to those in Northern Westchester was added last May, in Yorktown Heights. That event proved to be extremely popular as well, and will very likely be offered again next spring. The partnership has developed several workshops in Spanish, due to the county’s growing latino population.

Workshops at the upcoming event will be similar to those offered at the May 2016 Senior Law Day in Yorktown Heights, and will include:

– Estate Planning/Elder Law 101: Nuts and bolts of estate planning to preserve your assets

– Legal and Financial Planning for the Newly Diagnosed Dementia Patient

– Smart Seniors/Smart Investors: Don’t Get Scammed

– Planning to Make Your Assets Last Through Retirement

– How Do I Pay for Long-Term Care?

– Should I Use a Will or a Trust? (Who’s Afraid of Probate?)

– Avoid the 10 Greatest Gaffes in Estate Planning and Retirement Planning

– Planificacion de Bienes: Testamentos, Cuidados Medicos y Finanzas

– Take Charge: Planning in Advance for your Health Care

In addition to workshops and free consultations, there will be numerous exhibitors from the various fields, as well as exhibitors from various Westchester County departments related to health, finances, and aging.

If you have other questions regarding Senior Law Day or other Elder Law issues, do not hesitate to contact us, by phone at (212) 447-8690 or by clicking here.

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