DOROT Announces Life Planning Workshop: Elder Justice: What Savvy New Yorkers Need to Know + Why Almost Everyone Needs a Last Will and Testament


On Wednesday, May 9, join DOROT for a Life Planning Workshop, offered in partnership with the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG). Through an informational presentation and one-on-one appointments, this event promises to raise awareness about avoiding financial scams and identity fraud aimed at older adults, as well as provide insight into determining the necessity of a Will. Attendees will receive helpful guidance on these topics through education, information sharing, document preparation, and hands-on support, all free of charge as a service to the community. Hand-outs will be provided at the program.

The event consists of two discrete sessions. From 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM, NYLAG staff attorneys Tina Janssen-Spinosa, Esq. and Jahna Locke, Esq. will lead a presentation, including strategies and resources attendees should keep in mind to protect their independence and safeguard their rights. Time will be allowed for Q&A.

In the afternoon, NYLAG elder law attorneys Tina Janssen-Spinosa and Kseniya Shetrit will be available to meet privately from 1:00 to 5:00 PM for one-on-one consultations on a range of topics related to life planning options and various government benefits available to older adults.* DOROT’s team of social workers will also be on hand to discuss and help prepare advance medical documents and answer questions.

“We are pleased to partner once again with the attorneys at NYLAG to provide our community with legal expertise and life planning guidance free of charge,” says Wendy Handler, Director of DOROT’s Lasting Impressions program. “These Life Planning Workshops support our mission of improving the lives of older adults while giving them the tools to live independently.”

Registration is a must! Those who wish to meet privately in the afternoon with an attorney or social worker must register in advance by contacting Wendy Handler at or 917-441-3724. Due to space limitations, we ask all those planning to attend the morning session also to register. This event is made possible by UJA-Federation of New York.

* Please note: NYLAG is chartered to serve low income/asset New Yorkers. You will be asked to provide income/asset information when you call to schedule an appointment with an attorney.

About DOROT:

DOROT is a social service agency dedicated to alleviating social isolation among older adults by providing services to help them live independently as valued members of the community. For more than four decades, DOROT has been an innovative leader in the fields of aging services and volunteerism. Recently, DOROT received the 2017 Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence which recognized DOROT as a pioneer in uniting the generations and making communities better places to live.

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