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Community Education


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Our attorneys and staff are available to present for community or professionals groups. Our programs are designed to address the needs of the people we service, and we welcome the opportunity to tailor our information to meet any group’s specific needs, just as we do with our clients.

For more information and to discuss the details of your event, please contact Erin Vogt at: evogt@duttonelderlaw.com or 312.371.0954.


Alzheimer’s Awareness Program

Presenter: Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA; and other professionals

Date: Monday, August 27, 2018

Location: College of Lake County’s Southlake Campus, 1120 South Milwaukee Avenue, Vernon Hills, Illinois

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Registration: there is no charge to attend. However, registration is required by calling (847) 383-4870.


Legal Care for Parkinson’s Disease

When a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease is given, not only do you need to prepare medically, you need to prepare legally. This session will address important topics such as Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts and Wills.

Presented by: Janna Dutton, JD, CELA

Location: Northshore University Health System, Glenbrook Hospital, 2100 Pfingsten Road, Glenview, Illinois

Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Registration: There is no charge to attend. However, advanced registration is required. Please contact TPliskin@northshore.org to register.


Legal Care for Living with a Chronic Medical Condition

When a diagnosis of a chronic medical condition is given, not only do you need to prepare medically, you need to prepare legally. This session will address important topics such as Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts, Wills. What legal options are available in planning and paying for long-term care? How can Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and personal care contracts maximize a person’s quality of life?

Presented by: Kathryn C. Casey, JD, CELA

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Check-In/Refreshments: 8:00am-9:00am

Program Time: 9:00am-10:30am

Location: The Garlands of Barrington, 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington, Illinois

Registration: Advanced registration is required. Please call 847-462-0885 or send an email to Events@Elderwerks.com .

Download flyer here.


Understanding the Surrogate Decision Makers

This session addresses the various legal methods which allow a person to make healthcare and financial decisions for another person, such as Power of Attorney for Healthcare, Power of Attorney for Property, the Healthcare Surrogate Act, and Guardianships.

Presented by: Michaela Franco, MA, JD

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018

Time: 530pm- 6pm Registration and Light Meal; Program 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location: St Joseph Village, 4021 West Belmont, Chicago, Illinois

Registration: There is no charge to attend. However, advanced registration is required. Please call 847-462-0885 or email events@elderwerks.com to register.


Legal Care for Living with ALS

When a diagnosis of a chronic medical condition is given, not only do you need to prepare medically, you need to prepare legally. This session will address important topics such as Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts, Wills. What legal options are available in planning and paying for long-term care? How can Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and personal care contracts maximize a person’s quality of life?

Presented by: Helen Mesoloras, JD

Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018

Program Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm in Rosemont, Illinois

Registration: This program is being offered in conjunction with the Les Turner ALS Foundation. Please contact Judy Richman, RN, BSN, at 847 745 6020 for more information.


Prepare to Care

One of the most difficult tasks in the world is putting together a plan that you hope you and your loved ones will never have to use. When the unexpected happens, however, it helps to have the proper documents in place to deal with life’s complications, especially when they are designed to help you care for someone close to you. This session will focus on the legal planning necessary in order to plan for today and the future

Presented by: Kathryn Casey, JD, CELA

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Time: Light Meal 5:30pm-6:00pm. Program: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location: Belmont Village, 500 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Registration: There is no charge to attend. However, advanced registration is required. Please contact 847- 537-5000 to register.


Legal Care for Parkinson’s Disease

When a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease is given, not only do you need to prepare medically, you need to prepare legally. This session will address important topics such as Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts and Wills.

Presented by: Helen Mesoloras JD

Location: Northwestern Medicine/Neuroscience Institute in Winfield, Illinois

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Registration: There is no charge to attend. However, advanced registration is required. Please contact 630-933-4056 or Debra.Crystal@nm.org


Legal Care for Living with Early Onset Dementia

When a diagnosis of a chronic medical condition is given, not only do you need to prepare medically, you need to prepare legally. This session will address important topics such as Powers of Attorney, Living Trusts, Wills. What legal options are available in planning and paying for long-term care? How can Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and personal care contracts maximize a person’s quality of life?

Presented by: Helen Mesoloras, JD

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2018

Program Time: 10:00am in Chicago, Illinois

Registration: This program is being offered in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter. Please contact Theresa Dewey at 847.779.6963 for more information.