Older Americans Month 2012

Volume: 33 Issue: 4

May is Older Americans Month, a perfect opportunity for state and local elder bar sections and committees to show their appreciation for older adults in our communities.

This year’s theme for Older Americans Month is "Never Too Old to Play," which highlights the important role older adults play in sharing their experience, wisdom, and understanding, and in passing on that knowledge to other generations in a variety of significant ways.

Please share with Bifocal news about your elder bar section’s or committee’s plan for an Elder Law Day program in your community. We may include a profile of your event in upcoming issues of Bifocal to inspire other elderbar sections and committees across the country. E-mail aging@americanbar.org.

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) joins Bifocal in celebrating Elder Law Month this May. To learn more about Elder Law Month, visit the Elder Law Month Page on the NAELA Web site. For questions about Elder Law Month, or to receive NAELA’s free Questions and Answers When Looking For An Elder Law Attorney brochure, contact NAELA Communications Specialist Abby Matienzo at 703-942-5711 #230.


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Bifocal, the Commission on Law and Aging's bi-monthly journal, provides timely, valuable legal resources pertaining to older persons, generated through the joint efforts of public and private bar groups and the aging network.



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