October 19, 2018

Medicare, advance directives, guardianship reform hot topics at ABA National Aging and Law meeting

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2018 — Law and Aging experts from across the country will address critical issues facing older Americans during the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging, National Aging and Law Conference, Oct. 25-26 in Alexandria Va..

National Aging and Law Conference
Presented by the ABA Commission on Law and Aging

Thursday-Friday, Oct. 25-26

Crowne Plaza
Old Towne Alexandria
901 N. Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Featured speakers include: Mary Lazare, principal deputy administrator, Administration for Community Living at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Lois Greisman, associate director, Federal Trade Commission; Joanne Newsome, national certifying officer, Senior Corps, Corporation for National and Community Service; Gustav Eyler, deputy assistant attorney general, Department of Justice; and Nicole Davis, assistant inspector in charge, Criminal Investigations Group, U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Program topics will include:

  • Updates and broad overview of the Medicare and Medicaid programs
  • Trends involving cybercrime and older adults
  • Health Care Decision Making
  • Civil remedies to stop elder abuse
  • Public benefits for older immigrants
  • Serving the needs of older veterans
  • Updates on aging services in Puerto Rico a year after Hurricane Maria
  • Standards on evictions from nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • Identifying financial exploitation
  • Guardianship Reform

A complete agenda can be found online.

There is no charge for media covering this event. To register, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at 202-662-1039 or Betsy.Adeboyejo@americanbar.org.

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