E-Newsletter of April 29, 2014 | Vol. 7, No. 18
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Submitted by Joel Smith
There are no new cases to report this week.
There are no statutes, regulations, or bulletins to report.
Hamline University School of Law will be offering a condensed "Elder Law" class from June 17-21, 2014. This course earns 2 law school credits or 23.5 CLE credits. To visit the website, click here.
Course Description: This course examines a number of legal, ethical, and social issues raised by our nation's growing elder population. Special attention is given to: (i) elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation; (ii) the licensing, certification, accreditation, and general regulation of health care and housing providers; (iii) end-of-life issues, including senior settlements, health care directives, surrogacy, and physician-assisted suicide; (iv) guardianship and conservatorship; (v) financial planning for retirement; (vi) managing and paying for health care, including Medicaid, Medicare, long-term care insurance, and health care reform issues; (vii) property management, including durable powers of attorney for property, joint ownership and financial accounts, trusts, and estate planning; (viii) age discrimination; (ix) ethical issues in elder representation; and (x) other family issues, including “grandparents as parents,” grandchild visitation, and later marriages and re-marriages.
Submitted by Thaddeus Pope
ArtSage presents the first Midwest Arts & Aging Conference & Showcase at the Union Depot in St. Paul on June 20th, 2014, bringing together teaching artists, senior organization staff members, funders and those interested in learning more about the field of arts & aging.
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This day-long conference features respected leaders in the field of arts & aging, including keynote speaker Gary Glazner, founder of the national Alzheimer's Poetry Project; Maria Genne founder of Kairos Alive!; Jeanie Brindley Barnett, co-founder of MacPhail Center for Music's Music for Life™ Program; Joey Clark, master teaching artist, and others.
Attendees will learn how to develop successful arts programs for older adults with memory loss or physical disabilities, create intergenerational arts programs in the community or within a facility, utilize the resources of arts organizations that offer programs for seniors and learn about new evaluation strategies for arts programming for adults with memory loss.
In the afternoon experience the Teaching Artist Showcase featuring ten minute info sessions in all arts areas presented by ArtSage trained teaching artists or visit our Exhibitor Area.
Network with friends and colleagues during our Happy Hour at Christos and attend a book signing with Gary Glazner.
Submitted by Kim Dayton
NEW LAWYERS COMMITTEE: Meetings will be held the second Thursday of every other month starting November 14, 2013 at noon. The new lawyers committee has set meeting topics for the coming year. The meetings are formatted so that a seasoned elder law attorney will speak for the first half hour, and the second half hour would be questions and answers.
The meeting topics have been set in the following order:
1. General Practice Tips including the initial client interview. Meeting date 3/13/14
2. Billing including software, forms, retainer agreement fee, how to collect payment. Meeting date 5/8/14
3. Probate including general overview, basic steps and forms. Meeting date 7/10/14
4. Guardianship/Conservatorship including general overview, basic steps and forms. Meeting date 9/11/14
5. Veteran's Affairs benefits. Meeting date 11/13/14
Meetings will be held at Chestnut Cambronne PA 17 Washington Ave N #300, Minneapolis, MN, 55401. Please contact Pook Grathwol at firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 336-2919 or Jeanine Johnson at email@example.com (612) 630-3254.
MA COMMITTEE MEETING: The next MA Committee meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The Medical Assistance Committee is a study group to analyze Elder Law Section member questions and case studies and to discuss administrative policies and procedures in relation to Medical Assistance in Minnesota, Pook Grathwol of CHESTNUT CAMBRONNE P.A., is Committee Chair. For directions, or to attend by phone, please contact Bill Lent with CHESTNUT CAMBRONNE, P.A., at 612-336-2948 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.
Topics for the meeting may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org under the subject heading “MA Committee Topic”, or faxed to 612-336-2940. Please be reminded that the meeting location is: Estate & Elder Law Services, Monroe Village, 1900 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418. The meeting takes place in the building’s conference room. There are a few parking spaces behind the building and lots of street parking. People should walk to the back of the building and come to the back door that faces directly into the meeting room.
GOVERNING COUNCIL: The next meeting of the Elder Law Section Governing Council will be on Friday, June 20 at 3:30 pm. Please be reminded that the meeting location is: Estate & Elder Law Services, Monroe Village, 1900 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418. The meeting takes place in the building’s conference room. There are a few parking spaces behind the building and lots of street parking. People should walk to the back of the building and come to the back door that faces directly into the meeting room. For further information, please contact David Rephan, Chair, at: email@example.com.
DON'T FORGET THAT THE ELDER LAW WEBSITE IS A GREAT RESOURCE. Here’s what you can find on the Website: Links to the DHS Health Care Programs Manual, the DHS Bulletin on treatment of uncompensated transfers, the Minnesota Bankers Association Compliance Bulletin on Powers of Attorney, legislative summary; Practice Links to organizations such as NAELA, ABA Commission on Law and Aging, Links to Federal and State Government Agencies, Statutes, and Regulations; Meeting Notices, Listings of Officers and Council Members, Section Bylaws, and more.
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