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Guardianship and Power of Attorney

December 13 @ 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Join the team of the ElderSAFE™ Center as we welcome representatives from  AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly

For more than 45 years, the staff of dedicated attorneys and social workers at AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) have been committed to bridging the justice gap for vulnerable D.C. elders. LCE’s mission is to help D.C’s elders live with dignity and the assurance that they are not alone.

AARP LCE helps to prevent evictions and foreclosures; obtains Social Security, Medicaid and Veterans benefits due to their clients; advocates for nursing home residents, prepares wills and powers of attorney, and much more.

The program will focus on decision-making tools:
1. Introduction of LCE and its services
2. Brief Overview of decision-making tools available
3. Financial Powers of Attorney
4. Healthcare Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives
5. Guardianships and conservatorships

Speakers:
Catherine Yourougou, Esq., Staff Attorney, AARP Project HELP Economic and Healthcare Security Practice

Ms. Yourougou works exclusively with homebound seniors on a variety of legal issues as the only attorney for the Homebound Elderly Legal Project (Project HELP). Prior to joining LCE, Catherine was a legal fellow at the National Women’s Law Center.

Tina Smith Nelson, Esq., Managing Attorney, AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE)

Ms. Smith manages civil litigation on behalf of D.C. seniors within the Economic and Healthcare Security Practice, which encompasses five projects – Public Benefits, Veterans Advocacy Project, Homebound Elderly Legal Project, Probate and Estate Planning, and Self-Help Offices. Nelson served in past leadership roles with the DC Consortium of Legal Services Providers.

Prior to joining LCE, Ms. Nelson’s previous employment included Investigative Counsel with the Office of Inspector General, Legal Services Corporation, and Supervising Attorney with the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.