FAIR LAWN, NJ – Seniors milled about the recent Senior Resource Fair earlier this week at the Fair Lawn Senior Center, availing themselves of local social groups, home care service information, elder care legal services, and library and police officials to answer their questions.
Fair Lawn Councilwoman Cristina Cutrone revitalized the Senior Advisory Committee and after a few meetings, put together the May 20 Resource Fair.
“It was a great success!” Cutrone said after the event. “Many seniors came up to me to thank us for organizing it. They were able to socialize, meet new people and learn all at the same time. We will definitely do it again next year!”
William Wright, Community Outreach Liaison for Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, had a table chock-full of information, from long term care services to Veterans Healthcare Services to group outpatient recovery information.
The Milvidskiy Law Firm was touting its June 6 educational seminar on the “Do’s & Don’ts of Estate Planning.” The event is planned for 6:30-8 p.m. at the Library in the Reference Room, level D. Those interested can contact Leslie Kruegel at (201) 796-3400 x2.
Seniors-4-Seniors, an advocacy group “empowering senior citizens with knowledge and advocacy tools so they can function as effective change agents,” was represented by Daniella Jordan-Mays. More information about the group can be found at www.S4S.online.
Victoria Schrager, founder of Tender and Timely, Daily Money Management, assists seniors with administrative needs in their homes and offers a free consultation. She does such tasks as help to pay medical bills and keep financial affairs in order.
Additional resources included those from the state, including the Aging & Disability Resource Connection, connecting those in need and their families with an Adult Day Services Program and caregiver support groups information.
Ron Laurent, a loan officer, was on hand to talk about viable solutions for senior homeowners. He was partnered with Patti Lakin, a long time local real estate agent currently with Prominent Properties at Sotheby’s International Realty. Lakin is a known figure in Fair Lawn who is known for her cheerful service—always with a smile.
On hand to talk about wills, trusts and estates was Erika Piccirillo of Cohn Lifland Pearlman Hermann & Knopf LLP. Her advice: “Do not make the mistake of thinking that if you die without a last will and testament, your spouse will always inherit your entire estate.” Leave nothing to chance!
And another interesting program individuals may want to attend: The Power of Telepathy presented by RoseMarie Cappiello, who will be at the Fair Lawn Library on Wednesday, May 29 at 7 p.m. Call Leslie Kruegel at 201-796-3400 x2.
“She is always very popular,” director Adele Puccio said. The library was handing out new, barcoded library cards on the spot as a community service, as well.
The Fair Lawn Chamber of Commerce was represented by director Toni DeLisi, showing the business community’s support for local seniors.
Sergeant Brian Metzler was there, as well, answering seniors’ questions and handing out various handy materials with emergency contact information.