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  A thirty-minute presentation will be held at 1:30pm about scam phone calls presented by a Kansas Legal Services attorney, followed by an opportunity to have advance directive legal documents such as Powers of Attorney and Living Wills prepared on the spot FOR FREE.
Did you know that ANYONE over the age of 60 in Kansas can call an attorney with their legal question FOR FREE?  The Elder Hotline is a program of Kansas Legal Services, and private attorneys volunteer their time to field your calls.  All you have to do is call the program at 888-353-5337, and you will be connected with a volunteer attorney who will try to answer your questions.  And you will receive no bill!
Learn about Midland Care PACE! Join Midland Care for an informational presentation about the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and how it can help you stay safely in your home longer. If you’d like additional information, please contact John G. White at jgwhite@midlandcc.org or 785-633-7821.  
Tip Sheet • July 2019  Jeremiah Battle, National Consumer Law Center  
Thanks to a new law in Kansas, financial abuse of an elder is a serious crime and there are consequences. Do you know someone who is being financially abused by a trusted person or power of attorney? It’s no longer a “family issue.” It is a crime. A law was passed during last year’s legislative session. It makes it a crime to take money from elders who are 70 years or older and for powers of attorney to misuse funds. 
KLS works with the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) and the Area Agencies on Aging as a part of the state aging network. Older Americans Act funds are added together with LSC and other private funds to address this growing area of need.  Medicare Interactive    
This information and checklist were prepared as a handout for clients who are thinking about a will and looking at alternatives. It is all in the pdf document attached at the bottom of the page.  DO YOU NEED A WILL? Elder Law Advice line at 1-888-353-5338 (35 Elder)   Many people believe that a will is the best way to express their desires for disposing of their property after their death.  This may or may not be true.  There are other things to consider. 
This two page brochure highlights the use of a general power of Attorney in Kansas. It provides contact information for the Kansas Elder Law Hotline. 
This packet can be used to terminate a guardianship of a person who has died. It includes instructions, petition for termination of guardianship, order for termination of guardianship, and the guardian's final report. If there is also a conservatorship separate action must be taken because the court tracks the final distriubtion of the remaining funds. 

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