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Melissa Negrin-Wiener, Esq., Partner, Cona Elder Law, Hosts “Elder Law Matters” on WRCN 103.9 FM

Melissa Negrin-Wiener, Esq., Partner, Cona Elder Law, Hosts “Elder Law Matters” on WRCN 103.9 FM

With the increased senior population, it is important that both adult children and seniors know what to do about the many elder law issues they will face.  

That is why Melissa Negrin-Wiener, elder law attorney and partner at Cona Elder Law, a leading elder law firm in Melville, is hosting the program “Elder Law Matters” on WRCN (LI News Radio 103.9 FM) airing in Suffolk County on Sundays from 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM.   

The program started in October and will air through January 13th.  It targets those 45 years old and up and covers such topics as:

  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Medicaid Benefits:  Home Care vs. Nursing Home Care
  • Advance Directives – Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, Living Will
  • Estate Planning
  • Protecting Assets in a Crisis
  • Use of Trusts to Protect Assets
  • How to Qualify for Medicaid Benefits
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Building a Comfortable Retirement

Some of the segments include guests who offer tips on their specific areas of expertise, such as financial planning, reverse mortgages, senior housing and more

“There is so much misinformation out there regarding elder law, which puts families in a panic when a crisis hits,” says Melissa.  “Through my radio show, I seek to provide guidance on the many elder law issues families face as well as to encourage people to plan ahead so that crises can be avoided. A little information can go a long way. ”           

Ms. Negrin-Wiener manages the Government Benefits Department at Cona Elder Law, concentrating her practice in the areas of Medicaid eligibility planning, asset protection planning, disability matters, guardianships, estate planning and Veteran benefits.  She also supervises the preparation of Medicaid Applications for nursing home care, home health care and community benefits.

Cona Elder Law 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.   Melissa and other 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.

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