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Meet your fellow Veterans! Offer ideas about Veteran-related activities & presentations.
Refreshments will be served.
1:00 – 2:00 P.M.
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Would you like to learn more about care options, financial benefits needed for care and assistance with legal document, asset protection and other legal issues?
Or do you have questions for an Elder Law Attorney?
As part of an ongoing workshop series for FAMILY CAREGIVERS, College of the Canyons and the SCV Senior Center are offering a workshop designed to help Caregivers learn to better care for themselves, and those receiving their care. These workshops are free.
In this workshop, participants will explore LEGAL EMPOWERMENT OF THE ADVOCATE.
The focus of the workshop will be How to Legally be an Effective Advocate, and Avoid the Court.
Elder Law Attorney Jane McNamara will focus on the tools necessary to be a legal, effective, and empowered advocate for the senior or disabled loved-one. An advocate must have, by law, proper documents in place, and understand how, when, and why to use those documents. There are many issues involved, and the advocate must understand the “do’s and don’ts” of their position as advocate and caregiver, and the important laws that apply. Her Santa Clarita Elder Law Firm helps seniors and their families evaluate care options, obtain financial benefits to help pay for the needed care (Medi-Cal, VA Benefits, etc.), assists with legal documents and asset protection, other legal issues.
WORKSHOP is SATURDAY, 10/21 @ 9am at the SCV Senior Center
• Session One (9-10am)
- Durable Power of Attorney – what they are and how to use them.
- Advance Health Care Directive – your ticket to advocacy.
- HIPAA Release (for medical information) – avoid the “lock down” of nformation.
- POLST (Physician’s Order for Life Sustaining Treatment) – the new “DNR”
- Trusts – managing finances during illness and incapacity
- Conservatorships – A Failure to Plan: the Court gets involved.
• Session Two (10:10am-11:30am)
- Common hurdles to overcome when acting as an Advocate.
- Stay out of Hot Water: Your legal duties and requirements as an Advocate.
- Financial and Tax Traps for the unwary Advocate
- Questions And Answers

REGISTRATION: or call 661-362-3118.
Jane McNamara: Instructor/ Speaker Bio:
Jane McNamara is an Elder Law attorney in Santa Clarita California. Her Law Firm focuses on legal areas which affect seniors, the disabled, and their families. These areas include dementia and incapacity issues, finding and getting the right long-term care, obtaining benefits to help pay for that care, asset protection for the elder, trusts, wills, and related areas. She is a board member of Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, which is a national association of Elder Law Firms that utilize Elder Care Coordinators and Advocates on their legal team, to ensure the Senior client gets the best possible care, and guide the family. Ms. McNamara is an Accredited Attorney with the Veterans Administration, and assists elderly veterans and their spouses obtain VA financial benefits to help pay for their care.
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Health & Wellness Lecture

The ABC’s of Breast Imaging

Presented by: Dr. Jane Dascalos,
Diagnostic Radiologist Specialist,
UCLA Health

Wednesday, October 18th
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Room A1, A2

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women in the United States. Dr. Jane Dascalos discusses the very latest in breast imaging, diagnostics, and treatment.
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Purposeful Aging

Purposeful Aging Los Angeles Launches Landmark Age-Friendly Survey Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA) – an Age-Friendly Initiative – launched a landmark survey today to gather feedback from County and City of Los Angeles residents that will guide the... Read More

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