Welcome to the April issue of the Texas Elder Law E-letter
Due to the request of many, we are having a rare Saturday "Estate Planning Essentials" workshop which is free and to be held on April 16 at 10:00 a.m. Seating is limited and there are only a few seats left. Our next "Estate Planning Essentials" workshop is scheduled for May 17 at 1:00 p.m. Michael B. Cohen will also be speaking on Medicaid planning issues to registered nurses and discharge planners of HealthSouth on April 18. Also, our clients are welcome to attend a bonus workshop on "Retirement Planning" given by Chris Scarborough on April 21 at 10:00 a.m. and a bonus workshop on "The 10 Signs of Recognizing Alzheimer's" presented by the Greater Dallas Alzheimer's Association on May 19 at 2:00 p.m. A Social Security workshop will be held on May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Abuelo's restaurant in Plano. To sign up for any of these workshops (other than the one for HealthSouth), you may call us at (214) 720-0102 or sign up online at www.dallaselderlawyer.com. Michael B. Cohen will also be speaking on May 24 on Elder Law and Medicaid Issues in connection with the Guardianship at the Annual Ad Litem Certification course sponsored by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program and the Dallas Bar Association's Probate, Trust and Estates Section.
Also don’t forget Michael B. Cohen can be heard on his radio show "Know Your Legal Rights" which is every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. and every Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on KAAM 770. Podcasts of the shows are available on our website. If you want a question to be addressed on a future show, please mention the same on our website, and we’ll discuss the relevant topics.
Also, if you wish to be a part of our walk team, "Michael's Marchers" (whether you walk or not), for the benefit of the Alzheimer's Association, you may also sign up for that on our website at www.dallaselderlawyer.com. The 2016 Alzheimer's Walk is scheduled for October 1.
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