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Elder Law Education Program

Assisting seniors in communities across the state

For more than a decade, the MBA has celebrated Law Day by organizing free educational presentations about elder law throughout the commonwealth during the month of May. The Elder Law Education Program is made possible due to the assistance and cooperation of both the MBA's Probate Law Section Council and the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

"Taking Control of Your Future: A Legal Checkup," is the MBA's resource guide on a wide range of legal issues affecting the lives of seniors. A group of attorney assisted in preparing this revised and expanded 2014 edition, which was distributed to all participating senior service related agencies and attorney volunteers last year. Topics include:

  • Twenty commonly asked questions in elder law;
  • Veterans' Aid and Attendance Benefits;
  • Long Term Care Insurance;
  • Reverse mortgages;
  • Medicare Part D/Medicaid;
  • Long-Term Care Regulations and Resident Rights; and
  • Alternatives to nursing home care.

In addition, each May, the Community Services Department responds to requests for presentations about elder law issues. Volunteers from the Probate Law Section visit senior service-related agencies to provide legal information tailored toward seniors' needs.

For more information regarding the Elder Law Education Program, or details about how to volunteer, contact the Community Services Department at (617) 338-0695, or [e-mail communityservices].

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