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Planning Ahead is Planning for Life

Posts by Deborah Blum-Shore

LEARNING ESTATE PLANNING FROM CELEBRITIES

Celebrities as role models.  That concept drives the sales of billions of dollars of print, television, movies, and online media.  For better or worse, we keep an eye on what celebrities do … and then (depending on what they do) either try to do the same or tell ourselves “I would NEVER do that!”  When…

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HEALTHCARE DECISIONS DAY EVENT

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Where: Attleboro Council on Aging, 25 South Main Street, Attleboro Who: Local seniors What: An educational event, followed by the opportunity to create a Health Care Proxy Cost: Free To register: Contact the Attleboro COA at 508-223-2222

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5th SENIOR SPECTACULAR

When: Thursday, April 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Where: North Attleboro Middle School, 564 Landry Ave., North Attleboro Who: Open to the Public What: A senior resource event including continental breakfast and lunch, health screenings, vendors, raffles, a celebrity fashion show, and educational programs Cost: Free To register: Pre-registration is preferred but not…

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ESTATE PLANNING ESSENTIALS FOR SENIORS

When: Friday, April 25, 2016, exact time TBD Where:  North Attleboro Middle School, 564 Landry Ave., North Attleboro Who: Open to the Public What: Part of the 5th Senior Spectacular, this panel presentation by Deborah Blum-Shore and two other local elder law attorneys will review the important documents that should be part of every estate…

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ADVANCE PLANNING FOR OLDER CLIENTS

When: Friday, May 3, 2019 Where: Taunton Holiday Inn Who: Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) What: Panel presentation at full day estate planning program for legal professionals titled “Turbocharged: Estate Planning Practice Upgrade 2019” To register: see www.MCLE.org

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MTA RETIRED MEMBERS GATHERING

When: Tuesday/Wednesday, September 24-25, 2019 Where: Westborough Doubletree Inn Who: Massachusetts Teachers Association Retired Members Annual Gathering What: Three educational sessions:  “Nuts & Bolts of Estate Planning, “ “Life Care Planning,” and “Understanding and Using Trusts” To register:  Registration not yet open

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THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL

No one wants to think about a time when we might not be here.  And that is especially true for those of us who have minor children.  There is no one in the world who can take care of our children as well as we can (right?), and the thought that our kids might have…

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IN THIS SEASON OF THANKSGIVING: THANK YOU!

Thank you from The Shore Elder Law Firm

Part of my job as an elder law and estate planning attorney is to help my clients make important decisions about what will happen to their assets, and who in their lives will accept the challenges of helping my clients with their finances and health care matters, both while they are living and after they…

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TRUST PLANNING: IF NOT A CURE ALL, WHY DO IT?

In the past few weeks, I have had two trustee-clients ask me the same question:  “What was the point of all of the planning if I still have to deal with all of this drama from my sibling [or child] now that my parent has passed away?  Wasn’t Mom/Dad’s Trust supposed to avoid all of…

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MASSHEALTH MIRACLES: HOW CAN YOU GET ONE OF YOUR OWN?

A large part of our practice is educating our clients and their families about long term care opportunities, helping them access the care most appropriate for their needs, and then helping them figure out how to pay for that care.  For many clients, the answer to “how do I pay?” is the Medicaid program, known…

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