Check Out These Programs in July: Identity Theft, Elder Law, and Advanced Life Planning

Check Out These Programs in July: Identity Theft, Elder Law, and Advanced Life Planning

The Library is hosting three programs in July — on preventing identity theft, protecting your assets, and advanced life planning — that will help make you a savvier citizen. While the latter two are mainly for older adults and their caregivers, the identity theft workshop is open to teens and up. Registration is recommended by calling the Library at (914) 738-1234, but walk-ins are welcome. Details below:

Identity Theft: What’s in Your Wallet?
Thursday, July 11, 7 – 8 p.m.
Worried about identity theft? In this program led by Janet Palazzolo, VP of Residential Services at The Wartburg, you’ll learn new tools to guard your personal information and protect you and your family from identity theft. The session includes tips on what NOT to carry in your wallet and how not to get scammed in today’s fast-paced world. This program is open to teens and up; registration is not required.

Elder Law: Protecting Your Assets
Saturday, July 13, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Elder law attorney Pat Micek returns to the Library to give an important presentation on how to protect your assets so that you can leave them for your children. In addition to learning how to protect assets from nursing home costs, attendees will also learn the three most important legal documents for protecting an estate, how to qualify for government-paid aides, and which Trust is ideal for second marriages and blended families. Registration is suggested, but walk-ins are welcome.

Advanced Life Planning: Be Prepared
Thursday, July 18, 7 – 8 p.m.
Janet Palazzolo, VP of Residential Services at The Wartburg will lead this session on advanced life planning. Attendees will learn why a health care proxy is important, how to choose the right health care proxy, and how to effectively communicate their values and wishes. They will also receive a “Be Prepared Kit” to help effectively compile information for their families. Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.