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Seniors & the Law: A Guide for Maturing Californians
To celebrate Law Day and to launch Older Americans Month, the State Bar of California is releasing its newest public education guide, Seniors & the Law: A Guide for Maturing Californians. The comprehensive guide, the third in a series of consumer education publications, has been printed in both English and Spanish and is being distributed statewide via senior agencies and organizations, legal services and this newspaper. In addition, the State Bar is participating in 14 events around the state to unveil Seniors & the Law and to raise awareness of a host of issues confronting seniors, from making ends meet, to applying for Social Security, to avoiding wily scam artists, to granting power of attorney, to purchasing long-term care insurance, to elder abuse, or even to issues surrounding remarriage or custody of grandchildren.
"This is a great way to reach a growing and vitally important segment of our population," said Nancy Hoffmeier Zamora, chair of the bar's stakeholders committee that has spearheaded the public education projects. "With its publication, Seniors & the Law puts in one comprehensive guide all kinds of relevant information which every Californian needs to know as they face the prospect of their golden years"
The publication - as with Kids & the Law: An A-to-Z Guide for Parents and When You Become 18: A Survival Guide for Teenagers - is funded by a $50,000 grant from the Foundation of the State Bar of California.