Thursday, October 31, 2013

October issue of ABA's "Bifocal" now available

The October issue of Bifocal, e-Journal of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging is now available for pdf download.

The issue is also available online on the Bifocal homepage.

What's inside this issue?

Cover Article
Managing Someone Else’s Money
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau contracted with the Commission on Law and Aging to develop the series of easy-to-understand booklets to help financial caregivers.

The Village Movement
by Candace Baldwin
Over the past 10 years, an innovative aging-in-the-community model to emerge is the Village model, which creates a wide array of supports and facilitates the creation of social networks of older adults in service to each other.

An Introduction to Funding Long-Term Care without Medicaid
by Eileen Walsh and Whitney Wilson
This article will define long-term care and discuss the importance of planning for long-term care funding for ourselves, our families, and our clients. This article will also highlight ways to fund long-term care without Medicaid.

How Seniors Can Protect Themselves from Health Care Scams
by Daniel Joslyn
Tips and resources highlighted at the recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Roundtable event on “Consumer Protection and the Healthcare Marketplace.”

Elder Law Attorneys: First Line of Defense in Financial Elder Abuse
by Stuart D. Zimring
In many cases, an Elder Law attorney can be the first line of defense against fiduciary elder abuse. Proper counseling, planning, and drafting of estate planning documents can build protective mechanisms, safeguards, and checks and balances into the estate plan to protect the elder for years to come.

Book Review: Alzheimer’s and the Law

Book Review: Veterans Appeals Guidebook

Theater Review: The Velocity of Autumn

National Guardianship Network Launches New Website

Brooklyn Law School Launches Elder Rights Clinic

FEMA: Removing Barriers to Alert Accessibility

Inside the Commission
Inside the Commission
Updates on staff speaking engagements and new resources.

ABA Policy Update
On August 13, 2013, at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting, the following two resolutions proposed by the Commission on Law and Aging were adopted by the ABA House of Delegates.

2013-2014 Commission on Law and Aging
A roster of this year's Commission, along with biographies of our four new Commissioners.

The 4th Meeting of the United Nations Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing

Fall Intern Profiles

Event and CLE Update
Event Update
Upcoming events from the Commission and other organizations


To subscribe to Bifocal or to submit news items or a manuscript for consideration, contact editor Andrea Amato.

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