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Forest Hills Forum to Focus on 'Elder Law'

Link-Age-to-Age will offer the first in a series of forums Wednesday evening at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church.

For older adults and their children who need help making sense of challenging legal issues about care and coping, Link-Age-to-Age will offer a series of open forums on “Elder Law.”

The first forum will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, Ardmore Boulevard, Forest Hills.

Attorney Jeanne Marquette will address financial concerns of many such folks—especially asset protection and the criteria for Medicare/Medicaid. Marquette, a Forest Hills resident and graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, specializes in counseling families on legal issues that accompany aging.  

“Elder Law: What YOU Need to Know About Finances” is an opportunity to get answers to help make informed decisions.        

Link-Age-to-Age, which is sponsoring the free program, is a new service in Forest Hills. It was introduced this year to help adults age more comfortably in their own homes, and offers lists of reputable home repair providers, outdoor helpers and other resources.        

Its Neighbor-to-Neighbor campaign encourages residents of all ages to share emergency contact information. By providing names and phone numbers on four yellow postcards, participants can assist police officers, firefighters, even EMTs in getting help to borough residents more quickly.

The cards are available at the Forest Hills Borough Building and at Forest Hills Senior Center on Avenue D. For more about Link-Age-to-Age services, stop by the senior center or call 412-824-5610.

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