2017 Elder Law Resource Guide now available

Thursday, May. 25, 2017
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The Massachusetts Bar Association's 2017 "Taking Control of Your Future: A Legal Checkup," a resource guide on a wide range of legal issues affecting the lives of seniors, is now available.

ince 1988, the MBA has celebrated Law Day by organizing free educational presentations about elder law throughout the commonwealth during the month of May and summer months. The Elder Law Education Program 2017 guide is made possible due to the participation, generous assistance and continued collaboration of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
This year, an advisory committee and contributing authors revised and expanded the guide's 2017 edition, which was distributed to all participating councils on aging, senior centers and attorney volunteers. Some of the topics included in the guide are:
• Commonly Asked Questions in Elder Law
• Veterans Affairs Financial Benefits
• Medicaid (MassHealth)
• Reverse Mortgages
• Medicare: What You Need to Know
• Long-term Care Insurance
• Protecting the home: Homestead and Tax Exemptions

Since 1988, the MBA has celebrated Law Day by organizing free educational presentations about elder law throughout the commonwealth during the month of May and summer months. The 2017 Elder Law Education Program guide is made possible due to the participation, generous assistance and continued collaboration of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

This year, an advisory committee and contributing authors revised and expanded the guide's 2017 edition, which was distributed to all participating councils on aging, senior centers and attorney volunteers. Some of the topics included in the guide are:

  • Commonly Asked Questions in Elder Law
  • Veterans Affairs Financial Benefits
  • Medicaid (MassHealth)
  • Reverse Mortgages
  • Medicare: What You Need to Know
  • Long-term Care Insurance
  • Protecting the home: Homestead and Tax Exemptions

You can download this informative resource here. For more information regarding this volunteer opportunity, please contact the MBA's Community Service Department at (617) 338-0695.