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The Elder Law Center’s Third Annual Guardianship Appreciation Party

October 17, 2013 in News

It’s that time again! October is Guardianship Appreciation month. We here at the Elder Law Center want to show our appreciation to the hard working Guardians by hosting our Third Annual Guardianship Appreciation Party. On Thursday, October 17th from 4:00-6:00pm we will be serving  hors d’oeurves and drinks to express our appreciation for all of our Guardian’s hard work and dedication.

BEST BUDDIES CENTRAL FLORIDA HOSTS BET ON FRIENDSHIPS EVENT

October 17, 2013 in News

ORLANDO, Fla. (October 10, 2013) – People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) will enjoy greater opportunities thanks to Best Buddies Central Florida’s Annual Bet on Friendships fundraising event, on November 16th from 7 to 10:00 p.m. at the Citrus Club, 255 S. Orange Ave in Orlando, FL. The event will be emceed by News 13 Anchor Marla Weech. Guests are invited to play casino games and bid in the silent auction while enjoying complimentary beer and wine and hors d’oeuvres. Feeling Lucky? You can compete in a poker tournament against World Series of Poker star Dewey Tomko and up and coming star poker players Natasha Barbour and Mike Raimon. Grand prize includes a 2 night stay at the Golden Nugget paired with spending money for your trip. The revenue raised from this event will directly benefit program-development for Best Buddies Central Florida.  Tickets prices are $125 for an individual, $200 for a couple and can be purchased online at www.bestbuddiesflorida.org/cfbof.  Best Buddies introduces socialization opportunities, providing the necessary tools for people with IDD to become more independent and proactive in the community. Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Forum

September 9, 2013 in News

Ivy Court, Madison House, VITAS and Visiting Angels invite you to an important series of lectures on the issues affecting Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers. Learn from the experts and mingle with others who understand what you face. It’s a great opportunity to get acquainted with the associates who are ready to partner with you to provide solutions to your senior care needs.

Concerned About Growing Older? Elder Care Lawyers Can Help

September 9, 2013 in News

As we grow older, many questions arise that we never had to think about before. Issues such as where to live if we can no longer maintain our own homes, how to write a will, and even if and when to make advance funeral arrangements can be tricky issues to sort out by ourselves. Luckily, there are resources available to help us plan our twilight years. Elder law is a specific field of law that is designed to help senior citizens and their families navigate the myriad of legal issues that come with growing older.

How to pay for Long Term Care: Medicaid & VA Benefits

August 21, 2013 in News

Join us for one of our FREE seminars to learn about legal issues facing seniors. Florida Bar Board Certified Attorneys  Heather C. Kirson and Patricia T. Fuller from The Elder Law Center of Kirson & Fuller will discuss Estate Planning, Medicare, Medicaid along with VA benefits that can help pay for long term care. Make plans now to attend. This month’s seminars are being held on the following dates: -September 19th at 6:00pm at the Marks Street Senior Center (99 E. Marks Street, Orlando, FL 32803). -September 24th at 6:00pm at the Winter Park Community Center (721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789) Please call (407) 422-3017 for reservations.

Can Life Insurance Affect Your Medicaid Eligibility?

August 21, 2013 in News

Article provided by ElderLawAnswers

In order to qualify for Medicaid, you can’t have more than $2,000 in assets (in most states). Many people forget about life insurance when calculating their assets, but depending on the type of life insurance and the value of the policy, it can count as an asset. Life insurance policies are usually either “term” life insurance or “whole” life insurance. If a Medicaid applicant has term life insurance, it doesn’t count as an asset and won’t affect Medicaid eligibility because this form of life insurance does not have an accumulated cash value.

Medicaid & VA Benefits to Help Pay for Long Term Care seminar

June 30, 2013 in News

Join us for one of our FREE seminars to learn about legal issues facing seniors. Attorney Heather C. Kirson and Florida Bar Board Certified Attorney Patricia T. Fuller from The Elder Law Center of Kirson & Fuller will discuss Estate Planning, Medicare, Medicaid along with VA benefits that can help pay for long term care. Make plans now to attend. This month’s seminars are being held on the following dates: -August 15th at 4:00pm at the Marks Street Senior Center (99 E. Marks Street, Orlando, FL 32803). -August 20th at 4:00pm at the Winter Park Community Center (721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789) Please call (407) 422-3017 for reservations.

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