Ch­ester River Health Foun­da­tion to host elder law sem­i­nar April 1

Record Observer - - Senior Satelite -

CH­ESTER­TOWN — The Univer­sity of Maryland Ch­ester River Health Foun­da­tion will host an in­for­ma­tive sem­i­nar, “The Im­por­tance of Ad­vance Di­rec­tives, the MOLST Form and Their Re­la­tion­ship to Elder Law,” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Satur­day, April 1, in the sec­ond floor meet­ing room of the Ch­ester­town Town Hall.

Guest pre­sen­ters will be Wayne D. Ben­jamin, a board-cer­ti­fied fam­ily medicine physi­cian and a mem­ber of the med­i­cal staff at UM Shore Med­i­cal Cen­ter at Ch­ester­town; Ann K. Good­man, a part­ner in the law firm of Parker Counts, whose prac­tice fo­cuses on es­tate and tax planning, and es­tate ad­min­is­tra­tion with a spe­cial con­cen­tra­tion in elder law, as­set pro­tec­tion and planning for in­di­vid­u­als with dis­abil­i­ties; and Made­line St­ef­fens, a pal­lia­tive care nurse and Shore Re­gional Health’s Pal­lia­tive Care Pro­gram Co­or­di­na­tor.

This in­for­ma­tional sem­i­nar will ex­plore the im­por­tance and im­pli­ca­tions of an Ad­vance Di­rec­tive, the Maryland Med­i­cal Or­ders for Life Sus­tain­ing Treat­ment form, how they are dif­fer­ent, what they mean “at the bed­side” and their le­gal uti­liza­tion. In ad­di­tion, Good­man has been asked to pro­vide a list of the top five sug­ges­tions for ac­tions to take now in or­der to pre­pare for the fu­ture. There also will be time for ques­tions and an­swers.

To reg­is­ter for the sem­i­nar, con­tact De­bra Lauser at UM Ch­ester River Health Foun­da­tion at 410810-5681 or dlauser@umm. edu. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. How­ever, seat­ing is lim­ited and ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Light re­fresh­ments will be served.

WAYNE D. BEN­JAMIN ANN K. GOOD­MAN

MADE­LINE ST­EF­FENS

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