Free Consultations and Workshops on Legal, Financial and Care Issues for Older Adults 

Westchester County Executive George Latimer is pleased to announce that the 21st Annual Senior Law Day will take place on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ridge Road Park, 287 Ridge Road in Hartsdale. The free event will be held outside at the park to ensure everyone’s safety.

The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPA) will provide six educational talks on topics of interest to seniors and their families, one-on-one consultations with experienced elder law attorneys, certified financial planners, and geriatric care managers. County agencies and nonprofit organizations will also be available in a separate exhibitor tent during the event.

Latimer said: “We are offering Senior Law Day during one of the most challenging of times for our seniors, their families, and all Westchester residents. I want our older adults to remember that they are not alone during this time – we are here to help them. I encourage all of our seniors to take advantage of programs like Senior Law Day and many others, to help stay informed and active members of our County.”

The program is hosted by Westchester County DSPS and the Senior Law Day Collaborative (SLDC). It is open to all County senior citizens and their families.  Registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Sign-up for the free, 15-minute, one-on-one consultations will be available when you arrive.  To register in advance, call (914) 813-6300. Free parking and restrooms are available, with level areas for walking.

DSPS Commissioner Mae Carpenter said: “Since March 2020, the team at the Westchester Department of Senior Programs and Services has worked tirelessly and creatively to deliver programs during the difficult and dynamic COVID-10 era. One example is moving events like Senior Law Day from the County Center to this outside location.”

The talks will focus on:

  • Elder Law 101
  • Resilience for Ourselves and our Community
  • Advocacy for Older Adults
  • Wills vs. Trusts
  • Resources Available from the Westchester Library System and the Senior Law Day Collaborative

Melinda Bellus of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, Elena Falcone, Westchester Library System, and Sarah A. Steckler of Warshaw & Bernstein, LLP, co-chair the Senior Law Day Collaborative. Sponsors of this year’s event are: Emerald Medicare, Gate of Heaven Cemetery - The Trustees of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Hollis Laidlaw & Simon P.C., Keane & Beane, P.C., Lamson & Cutner, P.C., Law Firm of D.F. Truhowsky, Life Inc., Pooled Trust Services. Rosenthal & Markowitz, LLP, and Westchester Library System, Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP, Cuddy + Feder, Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, Lamson & Cutner, P.C., Life Inc. Pooled Trust Services, Littman Krooks LLP, LOB Planning Group, Miriam Scholl, LMSW, Westchester Elder Care Consultants, LLC, and Salvatore M. DiCostanzo.

Friends of Senior Law Day: Amir Asadi, Fortis Lux Financial, Bob Grenier, CFP® CPFA®; Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, & Smith Inc., Law Office of Jeffrey S. Goldstein, Bruce Segall, Marketing Sense, Kommer Bave & Ollman LLP Deepankar Mukerji, Esq. The Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bristal Assisted Living.

To register for this event or if you have questions, call (914) 813-6300. This is the 22nd year that Westchester County has offered the Senior Law Day program. 

For more information on the Senior Law Day Collaborative and resources available to support older adults in Westchester, visit the Senior Law Day webpage. Visitors can direct any inquiries via a convenient “Ask Us” button.