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Cona Elder Law News and Events July 2017


Paid Family Leave:
What Does it Mean for Employers & Employees?
July 12, 2017 at 8:00AM

Cona Elder Law Partner Melissa Negrin-Wiener will serve as a panelist at this important SHRM-LI seminar covering the legal, financial and insurance components of the NYS Paid Family Leave  law set to go into effect in January 2018.  The law applies to all New York State businesses, regardless of size. 
The panel will address compliance, risk mitigation, financial impact and workforce solutions.  An open floor Q and A session will follow. Open to SHRM-LI members only. 

Need Help with Your iPad or iPhone?
Join Us for a Senior Tech Workshop July 27, 2017

Cona Elder Law and EAC Network invite local seniors to a Senior Tech of Long Island event on Thursday, July 27th, 2017 from 4:00- 5:00pm at our Cona Elder Law office in Melville. 

Bring your iPhone or iPad and learn how to perform functions like sending messages, video calling, and browsing the internet. This small class will offer individual and personalized attention, making learning fun and helping seniors overcome their fear of technology. 

Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Sarah Carpenter by calling 631.390.5000 or email Class size is limited. Sign up today! 

The Benefits of Preplanned
Memorial Services


Many clients choose to pre-plan funeral arrangements not just for estate and asset protection purposes, but for peace of mind as well. Kimberly Bartlett, Family Services Counselor with Dignity Memorial, will be providing free consultations at Cona Elder Law's Susan C. Snowe Caregiver Resource Center in July. 

Kimberly will help you prearrange a memorial that inspires, comforts and leaves a lasting legacy. Kimberly will see to it that your loved one's tribute is flawlessly carried out, just as you envisioned. Kimberly Bartlett  is available every Thursday in July (6th, 13th, 20th, 27th) from 3:00-5:00pm. 

Appointments must be made in advance. To reserve a spot, please call Janet Russell at 631.390.5000 or email

Attention Business Owners:

Learn About Cona Elder Law's Elder Care 
Employee Benefit Program

TAWC: Tools and Advice for Working Caregivers℠


Now Two Sessions!
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 
8:00-9:00am OR 5:30-6:30pm

Elder caregiving costs employers $33.6 billion annually in lost productivity. Cona Elder Law's Elder Care Employee Benefit program helps working caregivers navigate the elder care landscape while remaining present and productive at work.

Business owners and HR professionals: Call Sarah Carpenter at 631.390.5000 to learn more about Cona Elder Law's Elder Care Employee Benefit and for an invitation on August 23, 2017. Download the TAWC brochure.


Cona Elder Law Sponsors
NYU Winthrop Hospital's Memory Cafe

Those with memory concerns and their caregivers / loved ones are invited for lunch, socialization, entertainment and support.

Make a Senior's Dream Come True!

Nominate a senior in need! We grant wishes to needy seniors through Senior Dreams Come True all year long and we are looking for our next senior in need!    
Wishes granted include:

  • Dental Work
  • Car Repair
  • Trip to Florida to visit a newborn grandchild
  • Wheelchair ramp
  • Home improvements
    To nominate a deserving senior, please visit Senior Dreams.
    Senior Dreams Come True is a 501(c)(3) charity. Every dollar we raise goes toward helping those in need.

Cona Elder Law Selects Charities to Support for 2017

 Cona Elder Law hosted its first employee "Charity Pitch Day" on June 14, 2017. The Cona Elder Law team gathered together to present and choose two charities that the firm will support throughout 2017: Together We Riseand Honor Flight Long Island.

For the remainder of 2017, Cona Elder Law will be fundraising for these two charities through employee activities such as:

  • Casual for a Cause: Why is your Cona Elder Law attorney wearing jeans? Staff members can donate $5 a week to wear jeans to the office on Fridays.
  • Cooking for a Cause food sale and bake-off
  • Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast

If you would like to donate to these wonderful charities or learn more about Cona Elder Law's charitable efforts, please contact us here or call 631.390.5000. Donations can be made by check payable to Cona Elder Law Charitable Events. (Note your cause on the memo line.)

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