New Elder Law Guide and Podcast Feature COVID-19 Checklist

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020
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The 2020 edition of the Elder Law Education Guide ("Guide"), the Massachusetts Bar Association’s 11th Annual resource guide on a wide range of legal issues affecting the lives of older adults, is now available online. The Guide was produced with the generous assistance and continued collaboration of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

New to the Guide this year is the inclusion of a COVID-19 Checklist, which offers important recommendations on the forms and decisions older adults should have ready in light of COVID-19. The Guide also covers important legal issues, such as MassHealth (Medicaid), Medicare, reverse mortgages, veterans benefits, long-term care insurance and other relevant topics for older adults.

While the MBA’s Elder Law Advisory Committee was unable to send volunteer attorneys to conduct their annual on-site presentations at councils on aging and senior centers due to the pandemic, the 2020 Guide will be distributed online to all participating organizations in the commonwealth. It is also available to all members of the public to read or download for free online at www.massbar.org/elderlaw.

If you would like information on this or other volunteer opportunities at the MBA, please email us at communityservices@massbar.org.

Companion MassBar Beat Episode

The Guide’s COVID-19 Checklist is the main topic of discussion on the newest MassBar Beat podcast episode, “COVID-19 Checklist for Older Adults,” released in conjunction with the Guide. In this episode, host Jordan Rich talks with two members of the MBA's Elder Law Advisory Committee, attorneys Alex L. Moschella (chair) and Josephine Babiarz, about the COVID-19-related recommendations included in the Guide, as well as other highlights.

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