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A workshop on "Legal and Financial Planning for LGBT Caregivers” will be presented on Thursday, February 5 from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King Jr./State Street, Ithaca.
Mariette Geldenhuys, a local attorney, will address issues that become increasingly important when someone is incapacitated and needs someone to act on their behalf. The workshop will focus in particular on how a couple’s legal status (married or unmarried) affects the responsibility to provide care and to make decisions on another’s behalf as well as how it impacts eligibility for Medicaid coverage of long-term care expense.
The workshop is free and open to anyone interested in the topic. Pre-register by calling David Stoyell at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 274-5492, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.