Jennifer Cona and Jack Genser to be thanked for volunteering services to families with the disease.
By Amanda Lindner
Two Melville attorneys will be honored for their service to the Alzheimer’s community next month during the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation’s Remembrance Ball.
Jennifer Cona and Jack Genser of Cona Elder Law, an elder law and estate planning firm in Melville, were chosen as the honored guests during the Foundation’s upcoming 24th Annual Remembrance Ball on Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Garden City Hotel. Proceeds from the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year will support a host of programs and services for Long Islanders living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their family caregivers.
“Not only do Jennifer and Jack help the elderly and disabled with legal and financial issues, but they also offer emotional support and act as a care giving resource to the entire family,” Fred Jenny, executive director of the foundation said in a release.
Cona and Genser have been strong supporters of those with Alzherimer’s having started a program called Senior Dreams Come True in which the organization grants wishes for low-income seniors such as helping them to meet basic needs to fulfilling lifelong dreams, such as plane fare to bring families together, home improvements, medical care not covered by insurance and respite care.
The pair also offers free counseling to veterans and their spouses, and participate in a variety of programs at local nursing homes and assisted living facilities, such as distributing flowers on Mother’s Day, making crafts, playing games. Their staff has even put on a play at an assisted living community.
“Jack and I are delighted to be honored at LIAF’s Remembrance Ball this year,” Cona said. “We are proud to support the excellent programs and outstanding care that LIAF offers its participants and family members and look forward to expanding the reach to more people afflicted by Alzheimer’s disease.”