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NAELA Celebrates National Elder Law Month in May

May 1, 2014

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 01, 2014

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) established May as National Elder Law Month as a way to educate older Americans and their families on powers of attorney, elder financial exploitation, living trusts, Medicare, long-term care insurance, and other important issues.

Many NAELA members will be out in their communities in May:

Conducting a Living Will/Health Care Proxy Day;

Presenting a seminar at the local senior or community center;

Providing pro bono services; or

Lecturing at a law school.

"Elder Law attorneys receive calls and emails from the general public with questions about long-term care planning, estate planning, disability planning, Social Security forms, wills, trusts, advance directives, and other related documents and planning issues on a daily basis. National Elder Law Month is an opportunity for NAELA members to meet face-to-face with their neighbors in the community to answer these questions," said NAELA President Howard S. Krooks, CELA, CAP.

To receive a free NAELA brochure: "Questions and Answers When Looking For an Elder or Special Needs Law Attorney," contact Communications Associate Abby Matienzo by email at amatienzo(at)naela(dot)org or phone at 703-942-5711 #230.

Find an Elder and Special Needs Law attorney in your area using NAELA's Online Member Directory.


Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others. The mission of NAELA is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit


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