It’s fitting that Older Americans Month and National Elder Law Month are observed together in May. Senior Citizens are members of society who can’t be valued enough, and their legal issues affect not just them, but other people across generational laws.
Established in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy, Older Americans Month was first observed at a time when only 17 million living Americans reached their 65th birthday. Nearly a third of older Americans were impoverished, and establishing Older Americans Month was a formality intended to drive public interest toward supporting senior citizens and their various needs.
Included among those needs are the legal affairs that uniquely affect senior citizens, which is the focus of National Elder Law Month. These include Medicaid and long-term care planning, estate planning, and addressing elder abuse – particularly when it physically, emotionally, and financially affects senior citizens.
If you are a senior citizen or an older American’s loved one, take a moment to reflect on whether or not the needs a senior requires are being met in your life. Despite much progress since 1963, many seniors aren’t as legally and financially protected as they can be.
We at The Dorcey Law Firm can advise senior citizens and their loved ones on important elder law matters. We can also help them plan for the future to ensure that their needs are met as they continue to progress through life.
For more information about our legal services or to schedule a free initial consultation, please get in touch with us today. Contact us online or call (239) 309-2870 now!