By Rachel Baer, Partner at the Family First Law Group PLLC
Alexandria, VA – It is difficult to speak about the past year without invoking a myriad of cliches: unprecedented, historic, tragic. We have all experienced separation and suffering, but this has been acutely true for our senior community members.
The past year has also been a time of growth and change. Changes like virtual doctor appointments and grocery delivery were mundane and practical. Other changes have been personal. We have taken stock and reconsidered our priorities and plans, including where we want to live, what quality of life means, and our end-of-life wishes.
As the days become brighter, warmer, and more hopeful, we can honor the past year by incorporating our reevaluated priorities and the lessons we have learned into our lives.
The Alexandria Bar Association and Senior Services of Alexandria invite you to learn about changes in the law and available services during the virtual 2021 Senior Law Day. “Estate Planning and Life Choices from a COVID-19 Perspective” will be three one-hour webinars on Fridays, June 4, 11, and 18, at 10:00 am. The webinars are free and open to all.
Presenters will include local attorneys, healthcare professionals, and care managers, including representatives from the Alexandria Bar Association, INOVA Alexandria Hospital, Goodwin House, and Legal Services of Alexandria. We will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on seniors and the larger health care community, and the broad lessons learned. We will also explore housing options and how continuing care communities have changed and responded to the pandemic; practical ways to improve our quality of life and access to care by using technology; changes in the law regarding housing, personal finances, and bankruptcy; and the importance of intentionally planning for the future, including the basic estate planning documents. To get more information and register, go to www.seniorservicesalex.org.