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Elder law seminar planned

Published: Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 11:19 a.m. CDT

DES MOINES — Iowa Legal Aid’s Legal Hotline for Older Iowans and the Iowa Department on Aging are presenting a free elder law seminar Nov. 14. The seminar will be 12:30 to 3:45 p.m. and broadcast over the Iowa Communications Network at Gibson Memorial Library, 200 W. Howard St.

The seminar will provide older Iowans and their caregivers with information to protect their rights and limited resources.

Preregistration by Nov. 7 is requested to ensure that everybody receives the written seminar materials.

The seminar will teach people about avoiding financial exploitation and elder abuse, Medicaid eligibility for paying nursing home and other expenses, and health care options and benefits under the new Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace.

The seminar is funded in part with grants from Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino and the Iowa Lawyers Trust Account Commission.

To register for the seminar, or for more information, call the Legal Hotline for Older Iowans at 1-800-992-8161, or email btharp@iowalaw.org.

The mission of the Iowa Department on Aging is to provide advocacy, educational and prevention services to older Iowans so they can find Iowa a healthy, safe, productive and enjoyable place to live and work.

The Legal Hotline for Older Iowans provides free legal advice and other legal services to Iowans who are 60 or older. The legal hotline also conducts free educational presentations to organizations and community groups about legal issues of interest to older Iowans. The legal hotline is a special project of Iowa Legal Aid.

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