2016 Knox Community Law School – Know your rights for FREE!

2016 Knox Community Law School – Know your rights for FREE!

Questions about the law? We’ve got answers! Attend these FREE seminars to make sure you have the information you need to protect yourself and your family. Register for the Knox Community Law School by calling the Knoxville Bar Association at (865) 522-6522 or register online at www.knoxbar.org. For most people, today’s law is a jumble of legal statutes and court rulings, and can lead to much frustration and many
questions for anyone trying to understand it. The Knoxville Bar Association is offering a series of FREE seminars on today’s most important legal topics, presented in plain language by top legal experts. Friday, April 1, 2016 O’Connor Senior Center 611 Winona Street Saturday, April 2, 2016 Fellowship Church 8000 Middlebrook Pike Choose to attend one or both courses!   Wills & Estate Planning for Everyone -9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Where there’s a will – there’s a family provided for by a thoughtful loved one. Learn about changes in the law that have had an impact on estate planning, including changes to conservatorship laws. Topics of discussion include wills and trusts, gift and tax planning, probate options in Tennessee and the importance of living wills and powers of attorney . This session will also address the planning necessary to assure that in case of legal incapacity, your wishes regarding financial and health care decisions will be followed.   Consumer Rights & Responsibilities: Protect Yourself and Your Assets – 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. We’ll discuss the following topics: What should you do to protect your family and try and prevent foreclosure or bankruptcy? Understand your rights if you are trying to pay...
Do you qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Do you qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Written By: Ogle, Elrod & Baril The Social Security disability claims process may feel like an eternity when you are unable to work and earn a living. The Social Security Administration works at their own pace and with an increasing number of Americans filing for disability, the process is continuing to increase. In most situations, an attorney cannot force the Administration to render a quicker decision or increase the speed of the process. However, an attorney can help you avoid common mistakes so that your claim is not unfairly denied. Through our experience representing clients nationwide in their claims for Social Security disability benefits, The Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod and Baril, PLLC, has structured our practice to be centered around each individual client’s needs. We have a group of dedicated lawyers, case managers and staff to ensure that all of our clients obtain the best service possible. The attorneys and staff at Ogle, Elrod and Baril, PLLC, will assist the Administration in gathering the necessary evidence to support your claim; keep you up-to-date with the latest status and information on your claim; make sure you are aware of important deadlines and appointments; submit information as needed to the examiner; attend your disability hearing and coach you through the process; and answer all your questions regarding the process and your claim. Our firm is structured so that we are able to help clients no matter if they are just beginning the process and need to apply for benefits or if they have been denied and need to appeal their decision. From start to finish our office is there to...

Educated Aging Event in Knoxville

Join us for a FREE Night of Educated Aging Sponsored By: East Tennessee Personal Care Services, Senior Financial Group, Sherrill Hills, Alzheimers Association, Courtyards Senior Living,  Pratt’s Country Store, Mac’s Pharmacy, Office on Aging, Smoky Mountain Hospice,  Monica Franklin, NHC, MedInteract, Date:Thursday,June 26th Time: 6-8m Location: Fountain City United Methodist Church Bridging The Gap Key Note Speakers: Andrew Dougherty, MBA, BSM & Jill Beason, RN, MSN This FREE 2-Hour Event will help family members and health care professionals better understand the changes occurring in the brain of someone with dementia, as well as provide tips on how to improve your brain health and delay the onset of Dementia related illnesses. This program was developed in conjunction with Dr. John Dougherty, a Practicing Neurologist in Knoxville who follows 3500 Alzheimer’s patients....
Joan Lunden shares some tips on asking the “hard questions”

Joan Lunden shares some tips on asking the “hard questions”

Joan Lunden talks encourages the importance of “Taking the Trip down Memory Lane” Journalist Joan Lunden considers herself part of the sandwich generation as a working mother of seven and a former caregiver to her 94-year-old mother. Lunden offers advice at Washington Post Live’s Caregiving in America forum on having the conversation with a parent or other relative about end of life care. No one wants to have the conversation and it’s not easy to get started. Especially, since you are transitioning into a role reversal with your parent. Lunden’s advises to start talking now; early, when they are able to make choices for themselves. She also offers a 3-step plan to make it a success, with examples. Start a conversation with your parents about what they want their later decades to look like. Get them to speak about it in their terms. Gather adult siblings together without your parents to discuss so everyone can feel comfortable being about being honest. Make it a business meeting with an agenda. Get them to talk about willingness to help, availability and what level of assistance they can offer. Then, go back to your parents and talk about money. “If you don’t, it will come back to haunt you,” Lunden says. Knowing what they have saved will help you plan your own financial future. East Tennessee Personal Care Services are Available on an Acute or Long Term Basis Anytime Seven Days A Week up to 24 Hours Per Day.“Personalized care for specific needs…”…is our promise to you to develop a customized plan of care for you or your loved one and, provide compassionate caregivers to meet those...

2014 Legal Handbook for Seniors

The 2014 Legal Handbook for Seniors has just been released by the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA), which developed the resource book, and by the TBA’s Education Committee, which updated the book. Legal Aid of East Tennessee and the O’Connor Center will introduce the 2014 Legal Handbook for Seniors, on Thursday, February 27, at 2:00 p.m. at the Center (611 Winona Street). TBA President Cindy Wyrick will be on hand to answer questions, and information will be given on how to obtain copies. Seniors, providers of senior services, and other interested persons are invited to...