12th Annual Elder Law Fair – Planning for Life after 50

12th Annual Elder Law Fair – Planning for Life after 50

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Onondaga Community College

Elder Law Fair Web copyThe annual free Elder Law Fair is returning to Syracuse on Thursday, May 22, 2014 and will feature a series of 24 educational seminars on legal issues of interest to older adults, their families and anyone planning for life after 50, as well as an opportunity to speak with a volunteer attorney and tables with information of interest. The Elder Law Fair will be from 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Onondaga Community College in Academic Building II, 4585 W. Seneca Tpk. All seminars are free and open to the public. Parking and continental breakfast are provided for free. To register, call AARP-877-926-8300 or register on-line at http://aarp.cvent.com/SyrElderLaw.

The Fair brochure, featuring detailed information, is available here.

The Fair will begin with keynote speaker Eric Kingson, M.P.A., Ph.D., Professor at the School of Social Work in the Falk College at Syracuse University, presenting “Social Security Works for All Generations.” He will address (1) why our Social Security system was built, how it works for all of us in the county, state and nation; (2) why its modest, but vital, earned benefits are fully affordable, now and in the future; (3) why well-funded efforts to cut Social Security protections have failed when the public recognizes the implications of proposed cuts; and (4) why and how it is time to expand Social Security protections, for today’s old and especially because the nation’s retirement income crisis threatens to undermine the financial security of workers in their 50s, 40s and 30s.

The Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Onondaga County, Inc. will provide a free opportunity to talk with a lawyer from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., with volunteer lawyers from a variety of practice areas including trusts and estates and family law.

The Fair will also include tables with information from all of our sponsors, including Onondaga County Office for Aging, AARP and the AARP Onondaga Chapter #243, Hiscock Legal Aid Society, Legal Services of CNY, Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County, Inc., Onondaga County Department of Social Services, Onondaga County Bar Foundation, Syracuse School District Parent University, Estate Planning Council of CNY, M&T Bank, Hancock Estabrook LLP, The Prudential, Empower Federal Credit Union, Alliance Advisory, Alzheimer’s Association, Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC, Bousquet Holstein PLLC, Mackenzie Hughes LLP, Medicare Made Simple, Menter Rudin & Trivelpiece PC, Richard C. Murphy Insurance Concepts, and Wells Fargo Advisors LLC.