Free San Francisco Workshop Offers Legal Advice to Members of the LGBT Community
SAN FRANCISCO--4/18/02-- Family Caregiver Alliance and New Leaf Outreach to Elders are co-sponsoring Guard Your Legal Rights, a workshop on the unique legal issues lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons face, including long-term care considerations.
Joyce Pierson, Elder Law Project Consultant for National Center for Lesbian Rights, will discuss protection of a partner's property, visitation rights, tenant rights, and documents that allow individuals to maintain legal control over healthcare and property decisions in the event of incapacitation.
The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, April 25th, 2002, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center in San Francisco. To register, call Bill Kirkpatrick at New Leaf Outreach for Elders, (415) 255-2937, ext. 213.
This event is part of Family Caregiver Alliance's Caring Community Project, a program offering a variety of services for the LGBT community, including a 24-hour online support group, two new Fact Sheets on legal issues, and an LGBT caregiver retreat. For more information on the Caring Community Project, call Family Caregiver Alliance at (800) 445-8106.
Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance is a nationally-recognized information center on long-term care. FCA's free and low-cost services include information, publications, educational programs, legal and care planning consultations, respite assistance. Additionally, through its National Center on Caregiving, FCA works to advance the development of caregiver support programs in every state in the country. For more information, visit www.caregiver.org, call Family Caregiver Alliance at (800) 445-8106, or email [email protected].
Funding for the Guard Your Legal Rights workshop and the Caring Community Project is made available in part by the Older Americans Act, administered locally by the San Francisco Office on Aging.
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