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Medical and Legal Experts Team Up to Present Free Workshop in Wilton to Improve Communication about Elder Care Issues

  • September 29, 2009

    Local medical and legal experts will present an interactive workshop for area residents on how to communicate with loved ones about difficult issues such as finances, long term care, advance directives, and medical choices.

    "Getting the Information You Need: Communicating about Legal, Medical & Lifestyle Issues for Elders," will be held on Wednesday October 7 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Wilton Library. The event is offered at no charge to the public.

    Because elder care issues often involve issues such as finances, long term care, and medical choices, communication can be difficult. At the workshop, presenters will focus on how to become a better advocate for yourself or your loved ones by improving communication with professionals and family members.

    Advance registration is encouraged. For more information or, to register, interested parties should call or visit www.wiltonlibrary.org/events.

    The four professionals on the panel are:

    Nancy R. Gade, MD - a board certified internist serving the community of Wilton since 1996. Dr. Gade graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1993 and completed her internship and residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Gade is a member of the Society for Innovative Medical Practice Design, the American College of Preventive Medicine, and the American Medical Association.

    Varshapriya (Priya) A. Iyer, MD - a board certified internist with deep roots in Wilton and the surrounding area. Dr. Iyer began her practice in Stratford in 1997, moving to Wilton in 2000. She received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degrees from the University of Delhi in 1992. Dr. Iyer completed her internship and residency at the Westchester Medical Center of the New York Medical College. Dr. Iyer is a member of the Society for Innovative Medical Practice Design, the American Medical Association and the Connecticut State Medical Society.

    Attorney Greta E. Solomon - Principal at the law firm of Cohen and Wolf, P.C. and chair of the firm's Trusts & Estates, Elder Law, and Tax Law Groups. Ms. Solomon has been assisting clients in the areas of estate planning, elder law, and probate administration (including estates, trusts, conservatorships, guardianships, etc.) for more than 30 years. Ms. Solomon is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Ms. Solomon is admitted to practice in Connecticut; New York; Florida; the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; and the U.S. Tax Court. She earned her A.B. in 1973 from Smith College and her J.D. with honors in 1976 from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She received an LL.M. (in Taxation) from New York University in 1977.

    Phyllis F. Boyton, RN, MPH, CCM - Director of Constellation Geriatric Care Management, which provides a variety of services to elders, chronically ill adults and their families. Ms. Boynton received her BS in nursing from Skidmore College and her Master of Public Health degree from Yale University. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers and the Case Manager Society of America.

    Cohen and Wolf, P.C. For nearly 60 years, Cohen and Wolf has been providing personal attention and practical advice for its clients, successfully represented businesses, individuals and municipalities in matters involving litigation, corporate and securities law, real estate, land use and zoning, tax, employment and labor, municipal law, personal injury, family law, estate planning, elder law and asset protection planning. The firm's team of 48 experienced lawyers is based in its four Connecticut offices: Bridgeport, Danbury, Westport and Orange. For more information please visit: http://www.cohenandwolf.com/.

Medical and Legal Experts Team Up to Present Free Workshop in Wilton to Improve Communication about Elder Care Issues

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