Celebrating National Elder Law Month in May
By: Kate L. Wakeman, Esq.
In 1963, President Kennedy announced that the month of May was dedicated as “Senior Citizens Month” to honor Americans aged 65 and older. Since then, every President has made a similar proclamation. In 1980, President Carter changed the name to “Older Americans Month.” More recently, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has designated May as National Elder Law Month.
The purpose of designating May as National Elder Law Month is to raise awareness of issues older Americans and their families face and educate the public on these issues. Elder Law is the umbrella of legal topics relating to seniors, people with disabilities, and their families. These issues include estate planning, long term care planning, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, guardianship, elder abuse and other important topics.
To celebrate National Elder Law Month while maintaining social distance, The Elder Law Center of Kirson & Fuller is hosting a free Zoom seminar on May 12, 2020 at 6:00 PM. Managing Partner, Heather C. Kirson, a Florida Bar Certified Elder Law Attorney and VA Accredited Attorney, will speak on how to pay for long term care planning, Medicaid asset protection, and other important issues facing elders and their families. Please contact our office at 407-422-3017 to RSVP for the program and receive the link to our presentation.
The Elder Law Center of Kirson & Fuller practices exclusively in the area of elder law. We can assist you and your families with issues including estate planning, Medicaid asset protection planning, VA benefits, guardianship, probate, and special needs planning. Please contact our office at 407-422-3017 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced elder law attorneys. We look forward to the opportunity to get to know you and assist you with your elder law needs.