DENVER METRO ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY EDUCATION OFFER FREE SEMINARS, FEATURES SENIOR LIFE CARE SPEAKERS

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Ten Percent Discount Voucher on Estate Plan Offered to All Seminar Attendees

April 12, 2015 (Denver, CO)-- Senior Life Care speakers on retirement and estate planning have joined forces with the Denver Metro Association for Community Education (DMACE) and Lifecare Innovations to offer two new, free Spring Lecture Series on Aging for the growing Colorado Baby Boomer population, seniors, and their family members on:

• Monday, April 27 at Covenant Village, 9153 Yarrow Street, Westminster, and

• Thursday, April 30 at Innovage, 1265 S. Broadway, Denver, both from 6pm-8pm.

Topics will include Long Term Planning and Care, Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Probate), Identity Theft and Aging Research. All attendees will receive discount vouchers for future estate planning packages. Space is limited; for reservation information call (303) 468-2820 or visit seniorlifecare.info.

Jim Brown, a Long Term Care Certified Senior Advisor to Denver County Council on Aging and Skip Reynolds, J.D., MBA, Elder Law specialist, will discuss strategies designed to help protect aging loved ones and solutions to long term care problems. Education about complex new estate planning laws will also be offered.

“We’ve had great demand for these seminars from retirees and families who want to learn about aging and health planning options in retirement,” said Jim Brown. The number one concern of baby boomers is outliving their income resources and health care.”

Studies show that most Americans don’t review their estate plans annually, despite federal changes. In fact, AARP estimates that more than 50% of Americans are living without the essential components of a good estate plan: a will or living trust and advance directives for healthcare and finances. Moreover, 51% of Americans age 55 to 64 don’t have wills, according to a study by Rocket Lawyer. Worse, 62% of those aged 45 to 54 — and 67% of women that age — have not drafted wills.

Skip Reynolds, J.D., MBA, a public speaker on elder law issues, said: “learning what federal law changes affect your family and then how to best protect your family are critical first steps. An annual review of your family’s plan can detect where you have risk; knowledge is key to your empowerment.“ Skip specializes in assisting people to preserve their money from being taken by nursing home costs, avoid probate and achieve their lifetime estate planning goals.

Other speakers/topics at both DMACE events include:

• Mike Roberts- The Need for LTC or How to Set Up a LRP

• Lee McCue - Moving Mom and Dad

• Don Opeka - Reverse Mortgages

• Kristin Schmidt/Nisha - Identity Theft

• Lauren Svoboda - Aging in Place

• David Geras - Alzheimer’s Research

• Emily C. - Managing Hospital ReAdmits or Effects of Social Isolation

Baby boomers are living longer and often have estate plan needs that prior generations did not. According to the Colorado Department of Human Services website, “Colorado has one of the fastest growing aging populations in the U.S. From the years 2011 to 2021, the number of older adults in Colorado will increase 54%.” (Colorado Commission on Aging, 2014.)

“Colorado is home approximately 1.5 million persons over age 50; 820,000 persons over 60; 370,000 over 70; and 140,000 over 80. The proportion of females rises with each age group to 63% of the 80+ group.” (http://www.aoa.gov, June, 2012.)

Senior Life Care speakers offer free workshops along the Front Range that cover planning tips, strategies and laws to avoid the dilemma of spending down the hard-earned nest egg when a medical crisis occurs. Long-term care costs are one of the main reasons that retirees deplete their savings and lose assets. Speakers present alternatives for retirees to purchasing long-term care insurance. No products are endorsed or sold. Solutions offered include insights about 2015 estate plan laws that may help protect families and their aging lives ones. Workshops are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.seniorlifecare.info.

The DMACE holds monthly conferences, combining centuries of diverse expertise to provide ongoing education to Colorado’s adults, their families and the organizations serving them. For more information, email ecunningham@lcius.com.

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