Chester River Health Foundation to host elder law seminar April 1
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