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2014-04-04 23:02:33

Elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, managing partner of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in White Plains, N.Y., has been elected president of the Westchester County Bar Foundation. For the past 30 years, the Foundation has served as the charitable arm of the Westchester County Bar Association, contributing to the improvement of the administration of justice and encouraging a better public understanding of the law. (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, managing...

2014-03-21 23:26:21

Elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, managing partner of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in White Plains, N.Y., is pleased to announce the launch of the Westchester County Elder Law Blog (http://westchesterelderlawblog.wordpress.com). The new blog offers timely and relevant information for seniors and their loved ones on a variety of legal topics from elder law to estate planning. White Plains, NY (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 Elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, managing partner of Enea,...

2014-03-18 23:33:57

The elder law firm of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, with offices in White Plains and Somers, N.Y., is pleased to announce Samantha A. Lyons has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Ms. Lyons’ practice areas include elder law, Medicaid planning, and home health care. (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The law firm of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, with offices in Somers and White Plains, N.Y., is pleased to announce Katonah resident Samantha A. Lyons has joined the firm as an...

2014-02-05 16:27:07

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caretakers are never allowed to endanger the elderly. When they do so, they are responsible for the harms they caused. Elder abuse involves both physical and financial harm. When family members learn that their loved ones have been abused, they feel shocked. Sometimes they feel guilty. What more could they have done? Neighbors learning of the abuse often share shock and even guilt. We know this can happen again. How do we prevent this...

2014-02-04 23:28:38

Elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, managing partner at Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in White Plains, N.Y., recently addressed the benefits and drawbacks of the revocable living trust at the New York State Bar Association’s 2014 Senior Lawyers Section Annual Meeting. While many default to a last will and testament when planning the future of their estate, Mr. Enea urges seniors to consider the revocable living trust as a potentially preferable option. White Plains, NY (PRWEB)...

2013-12-17 23:03:03

Special Needs Trust Fairness Act Filed as Amendment to Senate Finance Committee Legislation Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 The Senate Finance Committee recently passed the Sustainable Growth Rate Repeal and Medicare Beneficiary Access Improvement Act of 2013, and with it, an amendment to include the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act, a top public policy priority for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). The amendment, which had the same language as S. 1672, was...

2013-12-09 23:24:47

In a study published earlier this year, the RAND Corporation estimated the monetary cost of dementia in the United States to be between $150 billion and $215 billion annually. Elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, managing partner at Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in White Plains and Somers, N.Y., today addressed the implications of the rising costs of dementia for Westchester County, advising seniors to take a proactive role in planning for their future. (PRWEB) December 09, 2013...

2013-12-07 23:04:33

The new Elder-Abuse.net offers help and resources to victims of elder abuse. (PRWEB) December 07, 2013 The statistics regarding the rate of elder abuse in America are astounding. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, there were nearly six million cases of elderly abuse in 2010 in the United States alone. The stats suggest that nearly a whopping 10 percent of the entire American elderly population reported a form of abuse, and many instances of abuse go unreported altogether....

2013-12-02 23:01:49

Medicare Open Enrollment Ends December 7 Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 From now through December 7, seniors across the country can change their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage for 2014, making this a popular time for scam artists to reach out to the unsuspecting elderly with fake offers and giveaways that can lead to identity theft and other forms of financial abuse. According to The Sentinel’s February 2013 article, “Why Are Older Adults Victims of...

2013-11-19 23:28:04

Alzheimer’s Foundation Annual Initiative Promotes Healthy Aging Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) is supporting National Memory Screening Day on November 19, an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) in which qualified health care professionals at local sites nationwide provide free, confidential memory screenings, and educational materials to the public. Screening sites include Alzheimer’s...