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Holiday Family Gatherings: A Time to Assess

Holiday family gatherings are not just good for catching-up; they are an opportunity to assess your aging loved one’s status and needs. Certain clues can reveal a decline in mental or physical abilities. Below are some red flags to watch out for: Mom, None of Your Clothes Fit: Changes in physical appearance can often be a […]

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Open Enrollment and Medicare Basics

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016 – 3:00pm to 5:00pmThursday, October 27, 2016 – 3:00pm to 5:00pmThursday, November 3, 2016 – 3:00pm to 5:00pmThursday, November 10, 2016 – 3:00pm to 5:00pmThursday, November 17, 2016 – 3:00pm to 5:00pmThursday, December 1, 2016 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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Making Sense of THE MAZE

​After You’ve Enrolled, Plans Can Drop Your Medication March 18, 2006 By Jennifer B. Cona, Esq. You finally found a Medicaid drug plan that you believe is the best one for you. So now you’re covered and there’s nothing else to worry about, right? Maybe not. Beginning March 1, the company that operates your Medicare Part D plan was allowed […]

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Beware of Tax Scams

Tax season is well upon us. In addition to the stress and strain of tax return filings and deadlines, we must all be aware of the scams associated with tax season. Phone calls allegedly from the IRS:  The latest phone scam involves a phone call from an alleged IRS agent/New York State agent advising that you […]

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Costly Mistakes – Why Clients Need an Elder Law Attorney

​Melissa Negrin-Wiener, Esq. Elder Law is rooted in an intricate and detailed set of statutes and regulations. Unlike most areas of practice, the field of Elder Law is constantly changing. In the Medicaid arena, the Department of Health regularly directs the local Departments of Social Services to re-interpret the Medicaid regulations. These directives are often followed […]

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Columbiettes – The Affiliated Auxilaries of the Knights of Columbus

​Melissa Negrin-Wiener, Esq. to present on Senior Dreams Come TrueDate: Thursday, September 17, 2015 – 7:00pm to 8:00pmLocation: Knights of Columbus Hall9 Hewett SquareEast Northport, New York  11731Topic: The Columbiettes, an international service organization that makes charitable contributions and performs many services for the community, are searching for worthy local charitable organizations to support.  Melissa Negrin-Wiener, Esq., will be […]

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Cona Elder Law PLLC and Ameriprise Financial invite you to join us for a special seminar Maximizing Social Security Benefits: What CPAs Need to Know

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 – 8:00am to 9:30amLocation: Hamlet Golf & Country Club 1 Clubhouse Drive, Commack  Cost: This free seminar has been approved for 1 CPE creditRSVP: Space is limited: RSVP by Friday, December 4, 2016 to:  Liz Cappa-Saitta:  631.770.0335 Ext. 131;  elizabeth.saitta@ampf.com  Join Paul Hyl, Esq., Partner, Cona Elder Law  and Evan S. Branfman, Financial Advisor, Kuttin Wealth Management Join us for breakfast […]

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Elder Abuse Workshop

Sponsored by Cona Elder Law PLLCDate: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 – 3:00pm to 5:00pmTopic: Hofstra Law, Tuesday May 19th  3 PM to 5 PMclick here to RSVP************************************************** Cona Elder Law is recognized as a leading elder law and estate planning firm on Long Island.  The firm was ranked the #1 Elder Law firm by Long Island Business News for […]

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Property Transfers and the STAR Exemption

You’ve taken the important step of protecting a valuable asset – your house – by transferring title to an irrevocable trust.  As you may need to complete the STAR Exemption application, here are some useful tips: What You Need to KnowYou will still be entitled to the STAR exemption (as well as enhanced STAR and Veterans […]

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How to find a financial planner if you’re not wealthy

by Janet Kidd StewartBody: Q.  I am a 72-year-old senior, and a lot of my friends have financial planners. They don’t live in my area and have more money than I do, but they seem to think it’s very wise to have a planner. How do you go about finding one you can trust? I am […]

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