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Cona Elder Law Sponsors Free Conference for Caregivers in November


In honor of National Caregiver Month this November, Cona Elder Law, a leading elder law firm in Melville, is hosting its 4th Annual Caregiver Conference focusing on: Elder Care Conversations: Communication Strategies.  It will take place on Tuesday, November 15th from 6 PM – 9 PM at the Hofstra University Club, Hempstead.

Attendees will get valuable tips and strategies for learning how to constructively communicate with family members while handling an elder care crisis, how to speak with medical professionals to advocate for your loved one, and how best to communicate with a loved one suffering with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

The speakers and topics include:

Melissa Negrin-Wiener, Esq., Partner, Cona Elder Law: “Elder Law Mediation: Opening the Lines of Family Communication in the Face of an Elder Care Crisis”

Ilene Corina, President, PULSE Center for Patient Safety, Education & Advocacy: “Advocating for a Loved One’s Care:  How to Speak with Medical Professionals to Improve Patient Outcomes”

Laura Giunta, Senior Helpers, Certified Senior Advisor and Certified Senior Gems Alzheimer’s and Dementia Trainer: “Cognitive Impairments:  How to Communicate with a Loved One with Dementia/Alzheimer’s to Foster Successful Interactions”

The evening begins with an Exhibitor Expo featuring senior services and elder care resources and information on topics such as home care, assisted living, reverse mortgages, long term care insurance, caregiver support and resources, and more.  Registration is required by contacting Janet Russell at 631-390-5000 or

The Conference is sponsored by:

  • Cona Elder Law
  • The Bristal Assisted Living
  • Karp Loshak LTC Insurance Solutions
  • Senior Helpers
  • Quontic Bank
  • Hofstra University


Cona Elder Law Seeks Caregiver of the Year Award Nominations

Each year, Cona Elder Law selects a winner for the Caregiver of the Year Award and presents that person with an award and gift card for $100.  The winner is selected from caregivers who have gone the extra mile for their loved one and who provide extraordinary care.  A nomination form can be found on the Cona Elder Law website:

About the Speakers

Melissa Negrin-Wiener, elder law attorney, is a partner at Cona Elder Law PLLC.  She manages the Government Benefits Department, concentrating her practice in the areas of Medicaid eligibility planning, Veteran’s Benefits, asset protection planning, guardianships and estate planning.  Melissa is an Advanced Elder Law Mediator trained by the New York Peace Institute.

Ilene Corina, is the President of PULSE Center for Patient Safety, Education & Advocacy. Ilene is a nationally recognized award winning advocate for patient safety.  She began educating the public on patient safety following the loss of her son from a medical injury.  She was selected by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the “50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety” and has won many awards for her work as an educator and an advocate. 

Laura Giunta is the Director of Community Outreach at Senior Helpers.  Laura began her journey with Senior Helpers 8 years ago while personally struggling through the maze of the elder care system.  She is a Certified Senior Advisor, Certified Parkinson’s Care Specialist and Certified Senior Gems Alzheimer's and Dementia trainer.  She is passionate about educating families and helping them achieve quality care and peace of mind.

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 4 consecutive years (2012 – 2015) and was a finalist in the 2015 HIA Business Achievement Awards.  The firm provides creative advocacy and cutting edge planning strategies and has been featured in many publications including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, L.I. Business News, Investor’s News Daily, USA Today, The Daily News, The New York Post, Kiplinger’s, Reader's Digest and many others.   Cona Elder Law attorneys have appeared as guests on WNBC-TV, WABC-TV, CNN-fn, News 12, WLNY News 55 and many radio stations including WOR, WCBS AM, WBAB and WFAN.

For a free Guide to Elder Law and Estate Planning, visit us at, e-mail or call 631.390.5000.

About the Author Cona Elder Law

Cona Elder Law is a full service law firm based in Melville, LI. Our firm concentrates in the areas of elder law, estate planning, estate administration and litigation, special needs planning and health care facility representation. We are proud to have been recognized for our innovative strategies, creative techniques and unparalleled negotiating skills unendingly driven toward our paramount objective - satisfying the needs of our clients.

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