Author: Louise Paglen, Estate Planning Attorney, The McIntosh Law Firm, P.C.
The National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has designated May as National Elder Law Month. NAELA was formed in 1987 in response to the growing legal needs of older adults, people with special needs, and their families. The practice of Elder Law and Special Needs Law involves representing, counseling and assisting seniors, people with disabilities and their families in connection with a variety of legal issues such as long-term care planning, estate planning, and guardianship. In designating May as National Elder Law Month, NAELA calls on its members to participate, either individually or collectively, to promote NAELA’s mission – to establish its members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance, and services to enhance the lives of seniors and people with disabilities.
The McIntosh Law Firm, a NAELA member, is celebrating National Elder Law Month by announcing our support of the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. According to the Alzheimer’s Association: one in three seniors die with Alzheimer’s or another dementia; more than 6 million Americans are living with the disease; and in 2022, Alzheimer’s disease will cost the United States $321 billion (projected to rise to nearly $1 trillion in 2050). Held annually in the fall, in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s “calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease.” The McIntosh Law Firm will sponsor and lead a Company Team for the Lake Norman area Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 24, 2022 at Bellingham Park Mooresville.
We invite others in the Lake Norman area community to walk with us, to donate funds to support Alzheimer’s research and, to encourage others to participate in this collective effort to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. To participate in a walk in your community, to join the McIntosh Law Firm team, or donate, please visit https://act.alz.org/iredell.
Louise Paglen practices elder law, special needs, and estate planning at The McIntosh Law Firm. Louise is a voluntary board member of the North Carolina Chapter of NAELA, a member of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and a member of ElderCounsel.