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Kerry Peck and Peck Ritchey Partner with WGN Radio for a Monthly Segment

Tuesday, June 29th

Have you heard about the Britney Spears conservatorship drama? Britney Spears addressed the Court just yesterday to speak out against her conservatorship (read more on this below). There's been a lot of discussion and confusion surrounding guardianship/conservatorship as it hits mainstream media with popstar Britney Spears (age 39) and actress Nichelle Nichols (age 89) who played Lt. Uhura on Star Trek. How does the process even work and should my family be concerned about it?

Join WGN's John Williams and Managing Partner Kerry Peck for a discussion on Tuesday at approximately 11:35 a.m. on WGN Radio 720AM.

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Britney Spears' Conservatorship Nightmare

Britney Spears: ‘I Just Want My Life Back’

In a rare public appearance in court, the singer gave an impassioned speech about her treatment under the conservatorship that controls her life, telling the judge she would like it to end.

Peck Ritchey is Now Offering In-Office Appointments!

We will continue to offer Zoom and telephone appointments.

Peck Ritchey is proud to educate residents and professionals in the Chicagoland community on a number of important issues surrounding aging and estate planning. Here's what we're currently up to:
The Other Bucket List
July 14, 2021 at 1:00pm via Zoom
Sponsored by North Shore Place

Death is typically not a comfortable conversation for many to have. However, as a health care or social work professional who works with seniors and their families, you know how important preparation can be. Join us to discover more about the essential documents every individual should have prepared. We’ll cover what documents should be obtained, as well as tips for how to fill them out and organize them, in order to give seniors and their families peace of mind.

1 CE for Nurses and Social Workers Available

Use this link to register: Register for Webinar

Surrogacy, The Decision Makers, and the Lack of Planning
August 9, 2021 at 9:00am via Zoom
Sponsored by Elderwerks Aging Better Expo

What happens when someone doesn't put all of the necessary legal documents together in order to protect their health care decisions and their finances? Families need to know their legal options before a crisis occurs, and if no legal documents are in place, what the next steps would be.

Contact Lauren Muttschall at for live stream information.

If you are interested in having Peck Ritchey speak in your community, please contact Marketing Coordinator, Lauren Muttschall, at

Financial scams have become increasingly popular, especially among seniors. Seniors typically have worked hard to save money and have large sums sitting in accounts which is exactly what the scammers are after.

Below is an excerpt about cons that would ruin your travel plans.

5 Scams to Avoid as Travel Resumes 

by Sari Harrar of AARP

"Patricia Frolander, 78, walked into the Rapid City, S.D., Regional Airport in April with a ticket to St. George, Utah. She was on her way to visit a dear friend — but never got there. “After a year of isolation in my small town in northeast Wyoming, I was ready to travel,” she recalls. But an airline employee broke the bad news: Her $398 ticket was for a nonexistent flight.

"I booked my trip through a travel agency website that looked legitimate,” Frolander says. The only red flag: fine print on page 5 of her ticket saying she couldn't contest the reservation once purchased. “When my granddaughter checked online, she traced the website to a travel agency with a very bad history with the Better Business Bureau,” Frolander says. Her credit card company investigated and has agreed to refund her money.

As more Americans venture out of pandemic isolation after being vaccinated and head for long-awaited vacations and reunions with family and friends, they are whetting the appetite of a class of scam artists who target travelers, says Lois Greisman, director of the Federal Trade Commission's Division of Marketing Practices."

Read the entire article here: 5 Scams to Avoid as Travel Resumes.

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