CLARK, NJ -- A free collaborative educational workshop on elder care and estate planning titled, Love, Protect and Lead: A Workshop for Caregivers, will take place on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the office of Attorney Ann-Marie Murzin, 100 Walnut Ave., Suite 210, Clark, NJ. 

The workshop will be co-facilitated  by Peter Jacob, MSW, LSW, Program Manger for Project CEASSE (A program developed by Jewish Family Service of Central NJ and the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ) and by local estate planning attorney, Ann Marie Murzin, Esq. Personal Family Lawyer, licensed to offer the Kids Protection Plan. 

According to Ms. Murzin, Esq., the event will “highlight strategies to project your elderly family members and friends from abuse when you are not there,  and learn about estate planning options.”

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Project CEASSE is a program developed by Jewish Family Service of Central NJ and the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ to educate professional and lay community members, and older adults themselves, about elder abuse.  If and when such abuse might occur, the program provides support services and intervention.  Project CEASSE is funded by the Healthcare Foundation of NJ, the Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ, and the Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement.

Peter Jacob, MSW, LSW, is a licensed social worker serving our community to raise awareness about older abuse and to ensure older adults as well as caregivers receive the services they need. Peter Jacob has a Master of Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and a B.A. in Sociology from Kean University. He has served Union County addressing issues such as homelessness and mental health primarily among the older adult population.

The program is free and open to the entire community. Register by calling Murzin Law at (908) 377-8060, amarie@murzinlaw.com, or at www.nurzinlaw.com under the “Events” tab.