Elder Law Seminar To Be Hosted By Flushing House

Maria Alvarez, executive director of NY Statewide Senior Action Council, will give the last of Flushing House’s “Elder Law Seminars” on Saturday, June 21.

Maria Alvarez

Maria Alvarez

As in previous years, Flushing House scheduled three seminars for spring 2014. These seminars focused on how changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid Re-Design/Expansion in New York State, are impacting health care and home care services for seniors. During the seminars, Medicare changes arising from the ACA are explored, as well as asset protection trusts and estate planning.

Maria Alvarez’s talk is about the entire range of beneficiary issues. She will speak on how changes to coverage through Medicare, Managed Care and Medicaid, under the new rules of ACA and Medicaid Re-Design/Expansion in New York State, are impacting the scope, choice and delivery of benefits and services for older adults.

Built in 1974, Flushing House is one of the first nonprofit retirement communities to offer older adults an “Independent Living” lifestyle, along with supportive services on the premises.

The seminar is from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Flushing House dining room, located at 38-20 Bowne St., Flushing. Refreshments will be served. The seminar is open to the public free of charge. If you wish to attend, RSVP to (347) 532-3025 or

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-Esther Shittu