September 11, 2014
WNYC has been running an excellent series of stories by health reporter Fred Mogul on the importance of end-of-life planning and care. The latest story in the series, “Death Beds: Living Wills Slowly Taking Root,” which aired on September 10, 2014, concerns health care proxies, living wills, and... Read more
August 18, 2014
The other night I spoke about "life-planning documents," like wills and powers of attorney, at a bereavement group for people whose spouses have recently died.  Before I gave my presentation I asked for questions, because I'd been told that some of the attendees had concerns about issues they'd... Read more
July 24, 2014
Many of us have had a bad roommate at some point in our lives, so we know how miserable it can be to live with such a person.  But imagine how much worse it would be if you were a frail senior with no protective family or friends, and no money to hire a lawyer.  A recent clinical encounter and... Read more
July 17, 2014
Yesterday’s New York Times described a class-action lawsuit just filed by NYLAG (New York Legal Assistance Group):  http://nyti.ms/W8LTLl.... Read more
July 16, 2014
When I was a staff lawyer at The Legal Aid Society’s Brooklyn Office for the Aging (prior to my arrival at VOLS), I represented a 65-year-old man who had had a Section 8 housing voucher for many years but lost it following a stroke and his consequent extended stay in a nursing home.  Here’s why:... Read more
June 4, 2014
A legal decision was published in the New York Law Journal today that should be of interest to those of us who work to help keep seniors living safely in their homes. Read more
May 2, 2014
As many of you know, we recently relaunched our website. As such, some of the links from the old website are now broken. We don’t want this to be problematic for those of you who depend on these resources. Read more
April 30, 2014
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House is sponsoring two Healthcare Decision-Making Workshops on Wednesday, May 7:   Read more

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