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Avow offers free lunch and learn sessions on estate planning and eldercare coordination in August

As part of its 59 Minutes educational series, Avow offers two free lunch and learn sessions on Aug. 30 and 31.

On Aug. 30, George A. Wilson of Wilson & Johnson, a Naples law firm focused on estate and tax planning, charitable giving, and trust and estate administration, presents “How to Avoid a Probate Administration & Keep Life Simple for Your Family.” The presentation will include a discussion about revocable trusts, transfer on death forms, ladybird deeds, joint tenancy, adjusting the cost basis for assets, and recent changes in the federal estate tax system.

On Aug. 31, Carolyn Moore, who has more than 20 years of management experience in workers’ compensation and healthcare, as well as serving as an ombudsman for the Department of Elder Affairs and as board chair of the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators, will present “Understanding Eldercaring Coordination.”

The session is designed for attorneys, healthcare professionals, guardians, case managers, and family members on the Eldercaring Coordination Program available to resolve family conflict, with the elderly person being the focus of the discussion. The session will define eldercaring coordination, explain the difference between elder mediation and eldercaring, the role and qualifications of the eldercaring coordinator, issues for an appropriate referral for coordination, ethical issues and how eldercaring coordination fees are paid. Two continuing education units (CEU) are available to nursing home and assisted living facility administrators for $10 per certificate.

The sessions on Aug. 30 and 31 are offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to noon at the Dick Lee & Mary Martha Tonra Waterview room at Avow’s Ispiri Community Center 1205 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples.

Reservations are required. For the session on Aug. 30, contact foundation@avocares.org or call 239-649-3683. For the session on Aug. 31, contact 239-285-9300 or mark.beland@avowcares.org.

Avow’s 59 Minute Series offers occasional information sessions with experts for the community in a free lunch and learn format about topics relating to hospice care, estate planning, end of life, and grief.

About Avow:

Avow was founded in 1983 as Collier County’s original, nonprofit hospice. Today, Avow’s nonprofit companies provide palliative care consultations for adults facing chronic or serious illness and hospice care and bereavement support services for children and adults. To learn more about the scope of services provided by Avow, call 239-261-4404 or visit www.avowcares.org

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