Submitted by the Hawaii State Public Library System:
Four Legal Tools to Protect Yourself from Elder Abuse, Long-Term Care Expenses and Taxes," a free program for adults, will be presented by attorney Scott Suzuki at four Oahu libraries from January 10 – 28, 2012.
Suzuki, volunteer community services attorney for the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Elder Law Program, assists senior and disabled clients with a wide range of legal concerns including estate planning, guardianships, public benefits, and elder abuse. In addition, Suzuki has worked as a gerontologist for more than a decade, including employment with the Scripps Gerontology Center, the Center on Aging of Southwestern Ohio, and the Hawaii Executive Office of Aging.
Suzuki will discuss power of attorney, advanced health care directives, the differences between wills and trusts, and options for financing long-term care, including insurance and Medicaid. This program will include a question-and-answer session.
Suzuki's presentations will be conducted at these libraries:
* January 10 (Tuesday), 6:30 p.m. at Kahuku Public & School Library (telephone: 293-8935)
* January 12 (Thursday), 10 a.m. at Pearl City Public Library (telephone: 453-6566); registration is requested: call the Library's Adult Reference Desk to register.
* January 17 (Tuesday), 12:30 p.m. at Salt Lake-Moanalua Public Library (telephone: 831-6831)
* January 28 (Saturday), 11 a.m. at Mililani Public Library (telephone: 627-7470)
Call the hosting library two weeks in advance if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.
For more information, please call the hosting library.