A very big “THANK YOU” to everyone who contributed and/or walked for “Michael’s Marchers” benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association on Saturday, October 1st. The walk has now raised over $1 Million and had over 4,600 participants. To see the pictures of some of our walk team, click here. A special thanks to Don Crawford and KAAM 770 AM whose generous contributions made us one of the leading individual fundraising teams to help find a cure for this terrible disease. It is not too late to contribute by clicking here. To sign up for the Alzheimer’s Association newsletter, please go to: http://www.alz.org/apps/email_signup.asp.
Michael B. Cohen spoke on “The 10 steps to Avoid Elder Abuse” on Monday, October 17th to the Elderly Safety Awareness Committee, a part of the Senior Affairs Commission at Dallas City Hall. He also spoke to residents and the children of the residents at the Bentley Senior Living facility on Tuesday, October 25th regarding “Estate Planning for Your Family”. Michael B. Cohen will also be speaking to Dallas Jewish Historical Society members and their guests on Estate Planning and Long-Term Care Planning on Sunday, November 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. If interested in attending this free event, you may call (214) 239-7120.
Our next free "Estate Planning Essentials" Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, November 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. To sign up for the November Workshop or any Bonus Workshops (described below), you may call us at (214) 720-0102 or sign up online at www.dallaselderlawyer.com or click here to register online. There has been a waiting list for the last several Workshops. So, if interested (or you know someone interested), it is probably best to sign up sooner rather than later.
We are having a Bonus Workshop on Thursday, November 10th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on “Retirement Income Strategies Using a Reverse Mortgage” that will be presented by Norman Williams, who also has a radio show on KAAM 770 AM and who has spent the last 21 years working in the financial services industry.
We are also having a Bonus Workshop on Thursday, December 8th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on “How Do I Protect Myself from Identity Theft” that will be presented by Jay Kaplan. Mr. Kaplan is Regional Vice President for AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC.
Social Security expert Tom Clark will speak on how to get the most out of Social Security at Abuelo’s restaurant in Plano on Tuesday, December 5th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is designed for those approaching retirement or the age when Social Security is to be elected. To register for this you can call Jennifer at (214) 720-0102 or click here to register online. This presentation is hosted by Ricker Retirement Specialists.
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 AM. 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.
Neither Ricker Retirement Specialists nor their representatives nor Tom Clark, Jay Kaplan nor Norman Williams are associated or affiliated with Michael B. Cohen & Associates.
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