Parents of College Kids…and anyone needing an updated POA for Healthcare or Property:

Strohschein Law Group is dedicating the longest day of the year, June 21st, to provide awareness and help in the fight to end Alzheimer’s.  Their staff will be available by appointment and walk-in to prepare your Durable Powers of Attorney for Healthcare and Property – FREE of charge!

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the SLG office in St. Charles

To sweeten the deal, they will send you off with a root beer float to enjoy the first day of summer!

All they ask is that you leave a donation for the Alzheimer’s Association.

See attached flyer for details:  SLG Alzheimer’s Longest Day Event with Outlook EEM pdf

Caring for the Caregiver Conference on Saturday, September 24th

This one day conference will provide insights and sources of information to help caregivers navigate difficult decisions regarding those they care for, especially aging family members.  Three sessions cover the following topics:  1) Legal & Financial Issues & Family Conflict, 2) Care Receiver Living Options, and 3) Self Care Options for the Caregiver.  During breaks and lunch, more than 30 local service providers will be available to answer questions and provide informative materials related to their organizations.

This free conference  is held at Hosanna! Lutheran Church in St. Charles (36W925 Red Gate Road) from 8:15am to 3pm on Saturday, September 24th, 2011.  Contact Clarus for a brochure, or look for Liane at the conference (I’ll be a panelist at the 9am session on Legal & Financial Issues).

Strohschein Law – Free Wills in February

I recently caught up with Linda Strohschein, an estate planning/elder law attorney in St. Charles.  We were discussing the importance of Healthcare Powers of Attorney for young adults (especially college age and college-bound kids), and she mentioned two POA workshops they’ll be providing in the coming months (April and June 2011).  This is a great opportunity to become knowledgeable on this important planning document – please contact her law firm for details (

She also mentioned their February Free Will promotion.  For those of you who don’t have a current will (and for those few clients of mine who don’t have a will at all!), if you schedule an appointment this month, the will is free.  This is a tremendous savings and a great incentive to update your estate plan.