Asbury Heights Announces 2013 Hand in Hand: Fall Financial Focus Series

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Asbury Heights, a senior living community and care facility in Mt. Lebanon, invites the public to the upcoming events, part of the organization’s Hand In Hand: Fall Financial Focus educational series. All events are free and will be held in the Social Room at Asbury Heights, 700 Bower Hill Road in Mt. Lebanon. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to 412-571-5138.

Thursday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m.
The 7 Threats to Your Family Security
Andrew Sykes, Managing Attorney, Sykes Elder Law
Mr. Sykes will cover frequently asked questions and misconceptions on wills and trusts, asset protection, nursing home issues, and qualifications for Medicaid benefits.

Having “The Talk”
Mary Grace Musuneggi, President and CEO of Musuneggi Financial Group
Ms. Musuneggi will explore the Family Meeting and the Family Letter to communicate your wishes, your plans and your do’s and don’ts to your family with a lighthearted and educational conversation. Having “The Talk,” it’s not what you think. RSVP to above events by Friday, October 4.

Wednesday, October 30 at 2:00 p.m.
Preventing Financial Fraud
Laura Evans, branch manager, Brentwood Bank

This timely presentation will review the latest trends to identify theft and how to keep your financial information safe from unwanted predators. Also covered will be how thieves select and target their victims and what steps you can take to avoid being victimized. The threat of your information being stolen has never been greater. This is one seminar you do not want to miss. RSVP by Friday, October 25.

Wednesday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m.

VA Benefits and Asset Protection
Julian Gray, Certified Elder Law Attorney and Principal, Julian Gray Associates

There are more than 700,000 wartime veterans in PA who need regular assistance in their homes or long term care facilities, yet only a small percentage ever receive VA benefits to help pay for their care. Julian Gray, a VA accredited attorney, will share how to plan for eligibility for both veterans and their spouses, how to deal with the sale of your home and not lose VA benefits, and why you may need an attorney to plan for VA benefits. RSVP by Friday, November 8.

About Asbury Heights: For more than a century, Asbury Heights, operated by United Methodist Services for the Aging, has provided high-quality, compassionate care to older adults in southwestern Pennsylvania. Asbury Heights is a faith-based, non-profit, charitable organization and is home to nearly 500 older adults and more than 450 employees. Visit www.asburyheights.org