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Happy New Year From

The Jordan Balkema Elder Law Center

If you haven't been in to see us in a few years, now is the time to make your free Estate Plan review appointment to verify everything is still the way you need it. Have you had a marriage, death, divorce, new children or grandchildren or other major change? Call today to review your plan.

In The News

Have Private Insurance and Are Turning 65? You Need Sign Up for Medicare Part B
If you are paying for your own insurance, you may think you do not need to sign up for Medicare when you turn 65. However, not signing up for Medicare Part B right away can cost you down the road. 
Why Not Just Use an Off-the-Shelf Power of Attorney Form?
A durable power of attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents you can have. It is important to get it right, so you shouldn't use a do-it-yourself form. 

The Best and Worst States for Protection Against Elder Abuse
The older the population gets, the greater the potential for elder abuse. States have laws in place designed to combat elder abuse, but some states are doing a better job than others.

Local Events and Announcements


Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (R.S.V.P.) needs volunteers who crochet & knit to continue to keep Mecosta, Osceola and Lake Counties warm.  R.S.V.P will supply the needles, yarn and some simple patterns hats, mittens, scarves and blankets throughout the year for Preschool and Headstart ages for all 3 counties.

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