Five Biggest Mistakes Seniors Make With Their Legal Documents

On Monday, May 16th at 1:30PM at Shelter Rock Public Library, Pfeifer will speak about avoiding the five most common mistakes seniors make with their elder law, long-term care planning legal documents and advance directives. This program will explain: (1) common misunderstandings about Living Wills and Last Wills; (2) why advance directives are needed in a medical crisis to protect a senior’s home and life savings; (3) what can happen to a senior without a health care proxy and a power of attorney and how they differ; (4) why some seniors have wills while others have trusts; and (5) why some seniors and families fear probate. Questions and answers will follow the presentation. As a service to the local community, educational booklets on advance care planning, senior government benefits, health care proxy forms and emergency wallet cards provided by the New York State Bar Association’s Mitchell Rabbino National Healthcare Decisions Program will be given to all Shelter Rock Public Library patrons, attendees and guests, free of charge.

Arranged by the Nassau County Bar Association’s Speaker’s Bureau and co-sponsored by the New York State Bar Association Elder Law Section’s Mitchell-Rabbino National Healthcare Decisions Program.