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JCC to offer elder law lunch program for seniors April 17

The JCC of Syracuse will hold a Senior Lunch and Learn program on the topic of elder law on Friday, April 17 from noon to 2 p.m. at the JCC of Syracuse on 5655 Thompson Rd. in DeWitt. The guest speaker will be Mary Helen McNeal, professor of law and director of the Elder Law Clinic at Syracuse University’s College of Law.

Image of of the blindfilded lady justice.The program will begin with a hot kosher lunch followed by the elder law presentation. McNeal will touch upon common legal issues facing seniors such as wills, power of attorney, advance directives, financial abuse and more.

There is a $3.50 suggested contribution for the lunch portion. There is no cost to attend only the guest speaker’s portion of the program which will start at 12:30 p.m. Registration is required. RSVP by calling 315-445-2360 by noon on April 16.

The JCC Lunch and Learn series was launched on March 27 and is designed to offer individuals age 60 and older useful and timely information on a range of issues facing seniors. The free monthly meetings feature local professionals covering topics on health, wellness, finances, legal matters, caregiving and more. This new JCC program is funded by a grant from the Green Family Foundation.

The JCC’s Lunch and Learns are an added once-a-month component to its successful Bobbi Epstein Lewis Senior Adult Dining Program, which offers seniors, age 60 and over, a delicious, well-balanced kosher meal weekdays at noon for a $3.50 suggested contribution. It’s the only senior nutrition program available in Upstate New York serving kosher meals five days per week. The program is funded in part by the Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth and the New York State Office for the Aging and Administration for Community Living. For more information, and to RSVP for a lunch, call 315-445-2360.

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