Legal Checkup: May Is National Elder Law Month. Faith Delaney, elder law attorney in Haverhill, is giving a talk at the Citizen’s Center on May 22 titled “Taking Control of Your Future: A Legal Checkup.’’ She will provide seniors information regarding the legal documents every senior should have in place to ensure that he or she is in control in the future, or has the person the senior trusts in control. She will also give people tips on trusts and protecting assets from potential nursing home costs. Faith is a Haverhill native who has been practicing law for 20 years.
Home Modification Loan Program: On June 9, Alan Trebat will speak on the Home Modification Loan Program. At 10:30 at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. The Home Modification Loan Program (HMLP) was established by the Massachusetts legislature to provide loans in amounts between $1,000 and $30,000 for modifications to the primary, permanent residence of elders, and individuals with disabilities. These loans allow homeowners in Massachusetts to remain in their home and must specifically relate to a person in the household’s ability to function on a daily basis.
Cape May trip: The council is offering an overnight trip to Wildwood Crest and Cape May, New Jersey, June 3-6. This trip includes oceanfront accommodations at the Pan American or Port Royal Hotel in Wildwood Crest, 7 meals, entertainment each evening, a visit to Atlantic City, a guided tour of Renault Winery, and a guided tour of historic Cape May. Cost for this trip is $459 per person, double occupancy. Contact Kathy or Rita for additional details.
New trips:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color The Council on Aging is offering many new trips. Contact the council if you are interested in joining any of the following excursions: May 18 — Mystic Aquarium and Mystic Seaport, Groups, $89; May 20 — North Shore Acappella at Luciano’s, BOT, $79; June 7 — Boston Pops at Symphony Hall, Groups, $94; June 11 — The Temptations at Venus de Milo, BOT, $79; July 23 — Best of the Golden Oldies at Danversport Yacht Club, BOT, $79; July 26 — Boston Harbor Tours, Groups, $79; July 29 — The Spirit of Boston, BOT, $79; Aug. 9 —Cruise Lake Sunapee and NH Craftsmen Annual Fair, Groups, $89; Aug. 13 — Great American Song Book with Lydia Harrell at Fosters Clambake, BOT, $85; and Aug. 17 — Martha’s Vineyard, Groups, $89.