This is the season for the annual Senior Law Days, co-sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association. There are a number of events taking place throughout the state, but this post is about the Jefferson County Senior Law Day this Saturday, June 13, 2015. Yours truly will be presenting once again on the topic of Financial Powers of Attorney and Conservatorships. My presentation is one of fourteen different topics on which presentations will be made in three different sessions beginning at 9:30 a.m. and finishing at 12:40 p.m.
This year’s Senior Law Day event is hosted by the Colorado Christian University located in Lakewood. Senior Law Day is a great way for elders, adult children, caregivers and others to get good information about common concerns with aging and preventing financial abuse as well as making important plans about end-of-life health care decisions. There are also a number of vendors who attend these events and several not-for-profits that assist elders. It’s an excellent way for the curious to get some basic information from reliable sources and learn about community resources for elders and their caregivers.
Some of the other topics for presentation include: “A Consumer’s Guide to Choosing Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities;” “Scams and Elder Abuse;” “Probate: Perspective From the Bench;” “Estate Planning Basics: Wills and Trusts;” and “Medicare Update.” Don’t forget that there are also “Ask an Elder Law Attorney” sessions available for questions folks have for the elder law attorneys who volunteer for these sessions.
If you are interested in attending a senior law day, but can’t attend this one, the annual Denver Senior Law Day will be held at the Denver Mart on October 17, 2015. If you’re interested in more information about these kinds of topics, you can check out the pdf version of the 2014 Senior Law Handbook published by the CBA here. Finally, don’t forget that there is an established “ask an elder law attorney” program at the Jefferson County Justice Center, in Golden, Colorado. That’s where I will be Friday morning! Get more information about this service here.
©Barbara Cashman 2015 www.DenverElderLaw.org