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Senior Law Day In White Plains Offers Free Workshops On Taxes, Wills

Westchester County Executive Rob Astornio encourages all seniors to attend the upcoming Senior Law Day.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astornio encourages all seniors to attend the upcoming Senior Law Day. Photo Credit: File

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Seniors who would like to know more about the law and planning for the future can receive that information and more during the 17th annual Senior Law Day on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.

The free event, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., will feature 20 workshops on elder law topics, plus free 15-minute, one-on-one consultations with some of the county’s leading legal, financial and geriatric care experts.

“Successful aging is a lifelong process that requires thoughtful planning,” County Executive Rob Astorino said. “It’s never too early to get yourself on the right path, and even if you’ve delayed putting together a plan, then now’s the time to start. Senior Law Day offers direct access to the professionals, free of charge.”

Senior Law Day will provide useful information and resources, including:

  • Workshops covering everything from estate and financial planning to health care and affordable housing, taxes, wills, trusts, and much more, including two workshops in Spanish.
  • A free copy of “MAP: My Aging Plan,” a booklet that details what individuals and families can do from their 20s through their 80s and beyond to age successfully.
  • A review of long-term care policies (participants should bring a copy of their policy to the event).
  • Updated copies (upon request) of the “Elder Law Q&A: An Introduction to Aging Issues and Planning for the Future” in both English and Spanish.

“An estimated 7,000 seniors, family members and caregivers have benefited from this program since Senior Law Day began in 1999,” said Mae Carpenter, commissioner of the county’s Department of Senior Programs and Services. “I get many questions from seniors and families, like: ‘When do I get started with estate planning?’ and ‘Should I continue to pay premiums for long-term care insurance?’ Senior Law Day is a great resource where seniors and their families can begin and continue planning their journey into aging.”

Registration for Senior Law Day is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Visit www.westchestergov.com/seniors or call 914-813-6300 to sign up. Seniors can register for the one-on-one consultations on the day of the event.

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