Attorney Patrick Curley to Teach Seniors How to Save Their Homes and Savings", May 26, 2009

Wakefield, MA - On Tuesday, June 16th, the Melrose Council on Aging will sponsor a free presentation by Attorney Patrick G. Curley entitled "Protect your Home and Savings against Medicaid: Secrets the Rich have known for Decades". The presentation will take place at The Milano Senior Center, 201 West Foster Street, Melrose at 1:30 p.m.

The presentation will focus on specific strategies seniors can put in place today to protect their homes and their savings against the potentially devastating costs of nursing home care.

"Based upon poor advice or misconceptions, many people have given up hope that they can successfully protect their hard-earned savings and their homes," said Attorney Curley, "but my mission is to teach seniors what the rich have known all along: that with careful planning, you can regain control over your future and protect your assets."

"Another common myth is that if someone is already in a nursing home, it is too late to protect anything," said Attorney Curley. "While advance planning is always most effective, at the presentation I will explain why it is never too late to take action and still preserve and protect your money."

"We expect a large turnout for this event because the down economy is causing seniors to become even more concerned about doing what they can to protect their homes and savings," said Jack Beckley, Executive Director of the Melrose Council on Aging. "We are fortunate to have Attorney Curley as our featured speaker because he is one of only 20 Certified Elder Law Attorneys in Massachusetts. Attendees at the presentation are sure to walk away with advice that can impact their futures tremendously."

If you would like to attend Curley's presentation, please reserve a space by calling the Melrose COA at 781-662-6886.

More information about Attorney Curley and his firm Curley Law Firm LLP can be found on the firm's website: www.CurleyLawFirm.com. The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) is the only national organization accredited by the American Bar Association to certify attorneys in Elder Law. NELF is a private organization, whose standards for certification are not regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

More information about the Melrose Council on Aging can be found at their website: www.cityofmelrose.org/departments/councilaging.htm