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Learn the Difference Hiring a Member of AFELA Can Make

Are you looking for an elder law attorney for your aging parent, another family member, or close friend? Hiring a member of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA), can make all the difference in providing the necessary legal guidance for your loved one. An elder law attorney should be familiar with many different… Read more »

Help Us Celebrate National Pets for Veterans Day

Reviewed by Kellen Bryant, Esq. Did you know that National Pets for Veterans Day is celebrated on October 21st each year?  It is a day to spread awareness of the emotional needs of veterans and assist them in transitioning back into civilian life.  The organization, Pets for Vets, was founded on October 21, 2009, by… Read more »

Are You Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment in 2020?

Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment period begins October 15th and ends December 7th. This annual event gives Medicare recipients the opportunity to make changes to their existing plans. Considering changes to things such as costs and providers, have you considered making changes this open enrollment period? You should at least consider reevaluating your needs and coverage… Read more »

7 Senior Advocacy Resources to Share with an Aging Parent

Reviewed by Kellen Bryant, Esq. The month of May is dedicated to Older Americans, and deservedly so. It is officially designated both National Elder Law Month and National Older Americans Month. More than just celebrating seniors, however, the legal community and elder care advocacy groups stand ready to provide a wide range of support services… Read more »

Resources for a Loved One with Parkinson’s Disease

Reviewed by Kellen Bryant, Esq. Even as we focus on Covid-19 throughout Florida, and across the nation, we know that you and your Older American loved ones may have additional concerns.  We recently learned that the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of many events usually held during Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. Since it is… Read more »

Retiring Abroad

Authored by David Lillesand, Esq. Reviewed by Patricia Keyes, Esq. Are you considering retiring abroad? Below are some important issues to consider. First issue – if you are receiving SSI elderly or SSI disability, and you are outside the country for 30 days or more, you lose the benefits. However,  for those of us who… Read more »

A Florida Hero’s Story

Submitted by Jill Burzynski Reviewed by Walt Shurden While other Floridians have received the Medal of Honor, Robert R. Ingram is perhaps the only living current Floridian to have achieved this honor.  Robert Roland Ingram (born January 20, 1945 in Clearwater) is a retired United States Navy hospital corpsman third class and a recipient of… Read more »