The Erie County Department of Senior Services recently announced the date for its 17th annual Elder Law Day event. The program will take place from 2pm to 8pm on Thursday, June 22, at the Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo, New York. The event helps educates seniors and the greater public about many health, safety, and legal issues many of our beloved elders face in these modern times.
The free event will touch on such topics as Medicare, Medicare Supplemental and Managed Care plans, HMO’s, PPO’s, Part D coverage and long term care insurance to help seniors and their families make informed decisions about elder health care needs. Event Goers can also sit down with sponsors to discuss topics like Medicaid planning, estates, trusts, wills, housing, consumer, health insurance and much more.
“Elder Law Day is full of valuable information and is a great opportunity for seniors and caregivers to learn about their rights, get answers to their questions, and build a plan for the future. These events have been tremendously popular in the past and have proven to be a good way to get information into the hands of people who need it,” said Tim Hogues, Erie County Commissioner of Senior Services. “Elder Law Day brings together professionals from all around the aging spectrum to share their knowledge and actually help seniors right on the spot. I encourage seniors, caregivers, and anyone who needs the latest information on any aspect of senior life to attend.”
Event sponsors include AARP-NY; the Bar Association of Erie County; Network in Aging; the New York State Bar Association, Elder Law Section; and SUNY Buffalo Law School. An additional 40 community agency partners in aging services will be on hand to provide handout information to event goers.
Free parking, morning refreshments, and a boxed lunch will also be provided. Event planners ask only for a voluntary $5 donation to help support the event to help seniors and the public take charge of important aspects of their lives. Often times, the first step to ensuring seniors do not suffer an unfortunate event is self education about health, safety, and finances. When something does go wrong, it may be necessary to involve a dedicated and experienced elder law attorney to aggressively advocate for the victim.
For more information on Elder Law Day 2017 presented by the Erie County Department of Senior Services and how to register for the event, visit the department’s website. The site also provides information on other upcoming events sponsored by the department, as well as resources for those in need.