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Senior Law Day: A valley-wide collaboration

Oct 1, 2017

Seniors throughout the Roaring Fork Valley have an opportunity to talk about tough legal issues and receive advice from experts.

Senior Law Day is a one-day conference that will touch on issues ranging from Colorado's right-to-die law to taking on a parenting role in your golden years.

It’s a joint effort from Pitkin, Eagle, and Garfield counties, along with Alpine Legal Services. Chad Federwitz, manager of senior services for Pitkin County, said it’s a rare opportunity.

“First and foremost, something like this hasn't been available to our valley, so when we started the planning committee we all agreed this would be a great opportunity,” said Federwitz.

Sessions will be led by experts in the legal field, as well as representatives from hospice care, and AARP. It’s geared to legal issues that can come up along with old age, such as serving as a witness to a crime with memory loss. Attendees will also have the chance to meet one-on-one with attorneys to ask specific questions about wills and trusts.

The event is on October 9th, registration is due October 4th.